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Overview of Independence

Looking to escape the hustle of downtown Kansas City without resorting to rural living? Independence apartments for rent may be the perfect option. Located just 14 miles away from Kansas City, this all-American city boasts a family-friendly environment with an abundance of local amenities. Ripe with rich history and teeming with dense culture, Independence spans 78 square miles and is the fourth largest city in the state. Independence is home to approximately 117,200 people, and it remains one of the most beloved travel destinations in the region. With more than 40 parks, top-notch schools and some of the finest shopping amenities in the area, there are plenty of reasons why Independence apartments for rent are ideal.

Living in Independence

When you're looking at Independence apartments for rent, you'll find a pleasant balance of historical prevalence and modern amenities. The city is home to the historic Independence Square, a community ice rink, an abundance of shopping districts and centers and plenty of attractions for the kids. It's no wonder AreaVibes gave the city a score of 76 for its livability, which was based on nearby attractions, low cost of living in Independence apartments, high graduation rates and high income per capita. Here you can explore the rich history while enjoying the great outdoors at attractions like the National Frontier Trails Museum and the Wagon Swales and Walking Trail.

Independence Apartments and Cost of Living

Apartments for rent in Independence won't cut into your wallet too much, despite the vast opportunities in the community. The median rental rate is 8 percent more than the rest of the state, and the overall cost of living is 3 percent more than what the average Missourian pays. However, the cost of living is 3 percent less than the national average, making it an inexpensive place to move for anyone coming from out of state.

Unless you are looking for apartments in Independence within the downtown center of Independence, you'll need a car to get around here. The average cost of a gallon of gas is 1 percent more expensive than the rest of the state, and the average travel time for workers is 8 percent longer.

Apartments in Independence Work and Study

You'll find a prosperous business community within a 10-minute drive of Independence apartments for rent. The top employers in the area include Alliant Tech Systems, Burd and Fletcher, Centerpoint Medical Center and the city government. The easy access to Kansas City also opens up plenty of opportunities for employment, as well as education for Independence residents. National American University and Graceland University, Independence campus are both located within the city.

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Kansas City, MO 64106

$845 - $1625

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Kansas City, MO (Downtown Kansas City, Financial District...)


$845 - $1625

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Kansas City, MO 64111

From $815

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Kansas City, MO (Central Hyde Park, Midtown)

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From $815

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Kansas City, MO 64109

From $720

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Kansas City, MO (Central Hyde Park, Midtown)

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Kansas City, MO 64106

$1150 - $3600

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Kansas City, MO (Downtown Kansas City, Financial District...)

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$1150 - $3600

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Kansas City, MO 64109

From $688

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Kansas City, MO (Central Hyde Park, Midtown)


From $688

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Kansas City, MO 64109

From $595

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Kansas City, MO (Central Hyde Park, Midtown)


From $595

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Kansas City, MO 64105

$1295 - $2515

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Kansas City, MO (Convention Center District, Downtown Kansas City...)


$1295 - $2515

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Kansas City, MO 64105

$863 - $2888

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Kansas City, MO (Downtown Kansas City, River Market)

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$863 - $2888

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Kansas City, MO 64105

$1249 - $1909

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Kansas City, MO (Downtown Kansas City, River Market)


$1249 - $1909

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Kansas City, MO 64105

$1045 - $1400

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Kansas City, MO (Downtown Kansas City, Quality Hill...)


$1045 - $1400

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Kansas City, MO 64111

From $706

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Kansas City, MO (Broadway Gillham)


From $706

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Kansas City, MO 64105

$1000 - $2160

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Kansas City, MO (Downtown Kansas City, Quality Hill...)


$1000 - $2160

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Kansas City, MO 64111

From $726

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Kansas City, MO (Midtown, Valentine)


From $726

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Blue Springs, MO 64014

From $905

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Blue Springs, MO (Brookwood Village)

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Kansas City, MO 64133

From $515

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Kansas City, MO (East Side, Riss Lake)

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From $515

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Kansas City, MO 64133

$525 - $870

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Kansas City, MO (East Side, Riss Lake)


$525 - $870

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Kansas City, MO 64129

From $579

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Kansas City, MO (East Side, Eastwood Hills West)

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From $579

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Kansas City, MO 64117

From $1129

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Kansas City, MO (Hill Haven, Northland)


From $1129

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Kansas City, MO 64108

$710 - $1090

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Kansas City, MO (Downtown Kansas City, Wendell Phillips)


$710 - $1090

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