Studio Apartments for Rent in Kansas City, MO - 57 Rentals available
$1,119 - $1,329
- 1 Bath
See current rent specials$680 - $800
- 1 Bath
See current rent specials$1,158 - $2,643
- 1 Bath
See current rent specials$815 - $950
DRS Management, LLCLast updated 21 Jun 2021
- 1 Bath
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Are you looking to land a small but cool studio apartment near you? Is an unbeatable location more important to you than lots of space? You can now browse through all available RENTCafé listings, to find the perfect studio apartment near you, in your favorite neighborhood, ZIP code, or in another city or state in the U.S. wherever life takes you. Check the ratings and reviews of properties with studio apartments, filter them based on your criteria, and find the one that suits your needs.
Compare the size, price and location, as well as amenities, both inside and outside the apartment. Whether you are looking for a more modern studio near you, or one in a charming old building, or maybe you want to be close to a certain park, the downtown area of your city, or near family or friends, RENTCafé allows you to find the best fit for you - so, let's find your new home!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the price of a studio apartment in Kansas City, MO?
The price range of a studio apartment is between $680 and $2,643. Search our studio apartments in Kansas City, MO.
How many studio apartments for rent are available in Kansas City, MO on RENTCafé?
There are 36 studio rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Kansas City, MO were last updated on 21 Jun 2021.
What is the average size of a studio apartment in Kansas City, MO?
The average Kansas City, MO studio apartment size is 864 sq. ft.
What are the advantages of renting a studio apartment in Kansas City, MO?
Studio apartments in Kansas City, MO tend to be more affordable than other apartments and they have lower utility costs.
What are the downsides of renting a studio apartment in Kansas City, MO?
One of the downsides of living in a studio apartment is the limited storage space. You might be interested in 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Kansas City, MO.
Renter's Guide to Kansas City
Looking to move to a big city in the Midwest? Kansas City would be a great choice. It has lots of diversity, from its culture to its people. Even the city's neighborhoods feature a lot of variety.
Some are quiet and perfect for raising a family. There’s a reason Kansas City is in the top ten “best cities for the elderly”!
Other areas are filled with growth and excitement, the perfect place for professionals and young people.
Sitting at 319 square miles, Kansas City is almost twice the size of Wichita. Speaking of, Wichita is 180 miles from Kansas City – that's about a three hour drive.
The weather here is known to be unpredictable. Summer temperatures average 74°F, though highs can get over 90°F. But temps drop to 52°F in fall, and winters are even colder, with average temperatures of 30°F.
Kansas City, MO Demographics
- Total Population486,404
Female 235,974Male 250,430
- Median Age35.1
Cost of Living in Kansas City, MO
The cost of living in Kansas City is lower than the national average.
A meal for two at a decent restaurant will cost around $45. Renting here is cheap, but utilities for a 915 square-foot apartment will cost you about $168.
If driving isn't an option, a one-way bus ticket will cost $1.50. And children under 5 ride for free! You can also save a few bucks with the $50 monthly pass.
Average Rent in Kansas City, MO
- Kansas City, MO Average Rental Price, May 2021 $1,071 /mo
Kansas City, MO Apartment Rent Ranges
- > $2,0003%
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Living in Kansas City, MO
Kansas City can be a nice place to raise a family or enjoy retirement, with plenty of areas that are low on crime but high on amenities. And the city is growing by leaps and bounds, with new businesses and attractions being added daily.
On the other hand, not every area in the city is safe, which can make the renting process more difficult. And the weather can be unpredictable day-to-day. One hour it’s warm and sunny, the other it’s raining and gloomy.
Things to do in Kansas City
Kansas City has plenty to do for families! Take a trip to Swope Park, one of the nation’s biggest. Within this 1800-acre area, you can swim, ride the trails, or just kick back and watch a baseball game. Other attractions worth checking out include the Country Club Plaza, Union Station, and Kauffman Center.
The city also features many family-friendly museums, including the National World War I Museum.
If you're more interested in a night out, you have access to many great restaurants and bars, including Manifesto, Howl At the Moon, and Green Lady Lounge.
There's also a huge sports culture in Kansas City. You can catch a Royals or Chiefs game at Kauffman Stadium or Arrowhead Stadium.
Not into sports? There are plenty of art venues to choose from, including Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
The city also has some great annual festivals, including The Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival, which brings top jazz stars from around the country!
Employment and Economy
Kansas City is the among the top beef-producing cities, ranking just behind Chicago. There are also lots of factories and plants in the area, making manufacturing jobs plentiful.
Major products manufactured here include Ford trucks and Chevrolet cars. Other major employers in the city include University of Missouri, YRC Worldwide, and Hallmark Cards.
Kansas City, MO Households
- Total Number of Households203,356
Family 109,124Non-family 94,232
Children 54,986No Children 148,370
- Average People Per Household2.35
- Median Household Income$54,194
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$986
Education in Kansas City
The city is split between ten public school districts, the biggest being the Kansas City District. There are plenty of private schools too.
Kansas City, MO Education Statistics
- No High School3%
- Some High School32%
- Some College25%
- Associate Degree7%
- Bachelor Degree21%
- Graduate Degree11%
Tips for Renting in Kansas City
Taking the leap and moving to Kansas City? Great choice! To get you started, here are a couple of tips to keep in mind when renting.
If you plan on staying in a unit long-term, make sure your lease has an auto-renew. This will keep the landlord from moving you out or increasing your rent without notice.
Your landlord can’t take a security deposit that is more than two months rent. And at the end of your lease, your landlord has just 30 days to check for damages and return the rest of the deposit.
Renting a studio apartment in Kansas City, MO
If you’re a fan of living big on a budget, reducing your ecological footprint, and are determined to find an efficiency apartment in Kansas City, MO, we have great news: on RENTCafé you have 58 small apartment units to choose from in 33 different properties. You may be surprised to know that studio apartments come in a variety of shapes and types. Once you decide on what your must-haves are, you can choose the right studio. If you’ll want your kitchen in the main room, why not aim for the most affordable one room apartments you can find? If you pride yourself on being frugal and always bragging to your friends about the great discounts and sales you just discovered, then put those skills to good use in your search for your next apartment. With the average rent currently at $1,081, opting for a cheap studio for as low as $575 is certainly a decision you’ll be able to gloat about and your wallet will thank you for.
Top tip: an efficiency apartment can be comfortable
Efficiency apartments may have just one multi-functional room, but it can be pretty spacious. You can get creative with the space, combine furniture and accent design elements in a harmonious and practical way, and you will end up with a very comfortable apartment where you can relax and unwind. If you’re not on a tight budget, you should definitely check out some bachelor flats that have a separate kitchen. You wouldn’t believe the difference it makes. While they don’t cost an arm and a leg, they are typically more expensive than a normal single bedroom apartment, so it’s probably a good idea to aim for the higher end of the price range—the highest price for a studio in Kansas City, MO is currently $2,643.