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Average Rent in Kansas City, MO

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Kansas City Studio - $1,084+7%
Kansas City 1 Bed - $1,257+11%
Kansas City 2 Beds - $1,622+5%
Last updated 6/22/2024

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Local Reviews

I like that it's quiet. I enjoy the accessibility of stores and other conveniences. I like the family style homes.

I live in a neighborhood of cute old houses, we are within walking distance of coffee shops, restaurants, bars, etc. there is a sense of community. There is a lot of history here.

This is an older neighborhood with older residents. It's close to shopping/restaurants/other shopping yet still very quiet.

Community swimming pool. A park nearby . It's wooded with wildlife nearby . Not far from professional sports complex

Parks, sidewalks, and areas to play. All local chain restaurants. Like going to the street markets. Easy access to the city.

It's quiet and my kids can play outside. I feel like I don't have to worry about too much. I feel they are safe

Demographics

Education

High School

38%

Associate's

33%

Bachelor's

20%

Master's

8%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

46%

3 people

24%

4 people

17%

5 people

7%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

51%

50-100k

32%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

4%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

14%

10-20

11%

20-45

36%

45-65

24%

65+

15%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/22/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in South Side, Kansas City, MO

In Kansas City, MO, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,084 to $1,622. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in South Side, Kansas City, MO is $1,084. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,257. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,622.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+7%

Changed from $1,013 to $1,084
1 Bed

+11%

Changed from $1,132 to $1,257
2 Beds

+5%

Changed from $1,545 to $1,622
Last updated 6/22/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

2.6%

Compared to National Average

9.2%

The cost of living in South Side, Kansas City, MO is 2.6% higher than the state average and 9.2% lower than the national average. South Side, Kansas City, MO housing is 17.3% less expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 6.5% less pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 3.8% less in South Side, Kansas City, MO than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 5.6% less here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in South Side, Kansas City, MOCompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
6.5%
17.3%
Utilities
6.2%
6.5%
Food
1.3%
3.8%
Transportation
0.6%
12.6%
Healthcare
0.5%
5.6%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Shawnee$1,839+47%
Lenexa$1,316-21%
North Kansas City$1,287--
Lees Summit$1,225+3%
Gardner$1,204+43%
Kansas City$1,084+7%
Overland Park$1,000-7%
Belton$994--
Raymore$959+8%
Grandview$800+5%
Leavenworth$800+7%
Liberty$782--
Olathe$750+3%
Kansas City$6990%
Independence$680+5%
Lawrence$6390%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
North Kansas City$1,449+7%
Lees Summit$1,392-7%
Raymore$1,295+22%
Kansas City$1,257+11%
Belton$1,246+8%
Shawnee Mission$1,245+43%
Independence$1,200+22%
Shawnee$1,125+11%
Platte City$1,117+8%
Olathe$1,0250%
Gardner$1,015-11%
Overland Park$997-5%
Liberty$987+10%
Blue Springs$975+3%
Ottawa$930+3%
Kansas City$895-2%
Leavenworth$875-3%
Lawrence$852+2%
Grandview$830-1%
Raytown$810+8%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Lenexa$1,972+2%
Lees Summit$1,780+4%
Shawnee Mission$1,732+66%
Belton$1,674+1%
Raymore$1,650+14%
Kansas City$1,622+5%
North Kansas City$1,562-16%
Independence$1,451+38%
Shawnee$1,450+23%
Blue Springs$1,3500%
Gardner$1,325-3%
Olathe$1,285+3%
Overland Park$1,259-2%
Platte City$1,217+8%
Ottawa$1,135+8%
Gladstone$1,124+7%
Liberty$1,040+16%
Kansas City$1,039+2%
Grandview$1,022+8%
Lawrence$1,010+1%
Leavenworth$950+6%
Raytown$910+26%
Warrensburg$750+4%

Compare Neighborhoods

Scarritt Point

$725

1 Bed Avg. Rent

East Side

$800

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Waldo

$837

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Kansas City, MO?

For renters in Kansas City seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Scarritt Point, East Side, and Waldo, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $725, $800, and $837 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Fairwood and Robandee and Red Ridge South, where the rents are $867 and $880, a favorable comparison to Kansas City's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,257.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Kansas City, MO?

In Kansas City, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are The Downtown Loop, Downtown Kansas City, and Old Westport. A 1-bedroom apartment in The Downtown Loop averages at $2,421, in Downtown Kansas City it averages $1,995, and in Old Westport, the average is $1,908. For additional high-end living options, Plaza Westport offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,895, and The Coves at $1,485. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,257 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kansas City, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Kansas City, MO?

In Kansas City, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include South Hyde Park, Southmoreland, and South Plaza. In South Hyde Park, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,000. Southmoreland sees average rents of $1,080 for a 1-bedroom unit. South Plaza offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,110. For those seeking other popular areas, Country Club Plaza presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,165, and Plaza Westport at $1,895. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,257 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kansas City, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Old Westport$2,299+155%
East Side$1,514+3%
Southmoreland$1,504-6%
Hickman Mills$1,403-3%
The Downtown Loop$1,401+47%
Downtown Kansas City$1,346+7%
South Side$1,198-6%
Midtown$1,178+24%
Country Club Plaza$1,000--
South Plaza$9550%
West Plaza$8700%
Waldo$830--
Northland$765-3%
Clayton$700--
Northeast Kansas City$650--
Pendleton Heights$650--
Scarritt Point$645--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown Kansas City$1,995+19%
Old Westport$1,908+78%
Plaza Westport$1,895--
The Coves$1,485+21%
Volker$1,464--
Longview$1,399-10%
West Plaza$1,335-14%
New Mark$1,324+6%
Midtown$1,323+20%
Briarcliff West$1,297--
Sherrydale$1,220+17%
Country Club Plaza$1,165--
Northland$1,140+17%
South Plaza$1,110+3%
Crestview$1,090+7%
Southmoreland$1,080-17%
Hanover Place$1,000-5%
South Hyde Park$1,000--
Fairlane$964-2%
South Side$914+4%
Northeast Kansas City$895--
Pendleton Heights$895--
Red Ridge South$880--
Fairwood and Robandee$867+6%
Waldo$837+1%
East Side$800-32%
Scarritt Point$725--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown Kansas City$2,715+33%
Westside North$2,600+82%
Volker$2,590+92%
Southmoreland$1,860+24%
West Plaza$1,827-2%
Longview$1,820-10%
Midtown$1,778+15%
The Coves$1,733-4%
New Mark$1,574+4%
Country Club Plaza$1,495--
South Plaza$1,485-4%
Northland$1,460+16%
Sherrydale$1,455+2%
Plaza Westport$1,400--
Crestview$1,300+8%
East Side$1,250-7%
Briarcliff West$1,208--
Fairlane$1,141-4%
South Side$1,045+2%
Fairwood and Robandee$1,030+6%
Hanover Place$995-26%
Red Ridge South$985--
Waldo$925-6%
Northeast Kansas City$895--
Pendleton Heights$895--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

22%

15-30 Mins

49%

30-40 Mins

20%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3030

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 29 of 39 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 22 of 39 renters

Percentage: 3434

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 25 of 39 renters

Percentage: 2929

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 21 of 39 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 36 of 39 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Childcare

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

What a whippersnapper! South Side Kansas City is crawling with childcare options.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 98% more daycares than average
  3. 42% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Plenty of I.V. league hospitals around here.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. 99% more hospitals than average
  3. 39% more hospitals than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 99% more gas stations than average
  3. 50% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Solid grocery game.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 98% more grocery stores than average
  3. 39% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Parks

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Side Kansas City is prime for park lovers.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 98% more parks than average
  3. 23% more parks than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rest assured, you won't go hungry around here.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 96% more restaurants than average
  3. 32% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in South Side Kansas City.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 98% more shops than average
  3. 9% more shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. South Side Kansas City is a good place for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 98% more pet facilities than average
  3. 18% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Side Kansas City draws a crowd for its fine art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 98% more fine art centers than average
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't get sick of medical care here.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 98% more medical facilities than average
  3. 6% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. South Side Kansas City gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 95% more coffee shops than average
  3. 77% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 95% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 34% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in South Side Kansas City.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 91% more gyms than average
  3. Far fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Theaters

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Side Kansas City sits in the middle of the pack for theater.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. 96% more theaters than average
  3. 25% fewer theaters than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not exactly a Tilt-a-Whirl, but there's fun to be had.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. Far fewer amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 36 of 39 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 31 of 39 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 27 of 39 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 26 of 39 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 25 of 39 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 25 of 39 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 25 of 39 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 24 of 39 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 24 of 39 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 22 of 39 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 21 of 39 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 20 of 39 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 20 of 39 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 20 of 39 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 20 of 39 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 20 of 39 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 21 of 39 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 33 of 39 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 35 of 39 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 37 of 39 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in South Side Kansas City

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