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Overview of Lees Summit

Boasting a quaint downtown atmosphere, outstanding outdoor amenities and community pride in the town's past, Lee's Summit is a "whole package" type of city. Living in Lee's Summit apartments for rent offers you the opportunity to take part in a progressive town that continually takes strides to become sustainable. Since 2010, the town slogan has been "Make It Green; Keep It Clean," which is a lifestyle seen throughout the public school system and city streets. It's no wonder the population has skyrocketed from 46,500 people in 1990 to nearly 91,700 residents today, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Living in Lee's Summit

If you want to experience the best of green living in the Midwest, Lee's Summit apartments for rent may be the perfect solution. The city was given a livability rating of 80 by AreaVibes as well as a ranking as the No. 23 best place in Missouri to call home. With safe streets, a stable housing market and high income per capita, Lee's Summit offers a high quality of life that is truly unique.

Residents of Lee's Summit apartments have not lived a cookie cutter life throughout the town's history, as nearly the entire town was destroyed in a fire in 1885, but the tribulations and triumphs since Lee's Summit's founding in 19th century has showcased the community pride and great strength of the people here.

Lee's Summit Apartments and Cost of Living

With countless attractions and a sought-after lifestyle, Lee's Summit is more expensive than other communities within the state. According to AreaVibes, the median rental rate for Lee's Summit apartments for rent is 42 percent more expensive than the state's average. While the overall cost of living is 16 percent more than Missouri's average, it is only 8 percent more expensive than the nationwide average. But residents of apartments for rent in Lee's Summit shouldn't have a problem dealing with the high rental rates, as the median household income is a whopping 64 percent more than other Missourians.

Lee's Summit is a car-dependent community, and renters should take transportation costs into consideration when looking at apartments here. The average commute is 12 percent longer than the state's average and the cost of a gallon of gas is 1 percent more than the going rate across the state.

Apartments in Lee's Summit Work and Study

As if there weren't enough reasons to find apartments in Lee's Summit, the local business economy is very prosperous. Some of the major employers in the area include AT&T, the city government, CVS Caremark, Inc., Government Employees Health Association, HyVee East and West and the local school district.

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