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Renting in Kansas City: What's the cheapest apartment available right now?

Renting in Kansas City: What's the cheapest apartment available right now?
6700 E. 87th St. | Photo: Apartment Guide
By Hoodline - Published on January 22, 2020.

According to rental site Zumper, median rents for a one bedroom in Kansas City are hovering around $920. But how does the low-end pricing on a Kansas City rental look these days — and what might you get for the price?

We took a look at local listings for studios and one-bedroom apartments from Zumper and Apartment Guide to find out what budget-minded apartment seekers can expect to find.

Read on for the cheapest listings available right now. (Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.)

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4448 Virginia Ave.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Listed at $550/month, this 550-square-foot studio apartment, located at 4448 Virginia Ave. in Manheim Park, is 14.1 percent less than the median rent for a studio in Kansas City, which is currently estimated at around $640/month.

Expect to find hardwood flooring, a balcony and both air conditioning and central heating in the apartment. Good news for animal lovers: Both dogs and cats are welcome here. The rental doesn't require a leasing fee.

According to Walk Score's assessment, this location is moderately walkable, is very bikeable and has some transit options.

(See the complete listing here.)

1808 E. 35th St.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Here's a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at 1808 E. 35th St. in Key Coalition, which, at 650 square feet, is going for $600/month.

The apartment has in-unit laundry. Canine companions are welcome. The listing specifies a $45 nonrefundable application fee.

Walk Score indicates that the area around this address requires a car for most errands, is somewhat bikeable and has some transit options.

(See the full listing here.)

8717 Countryshire Lane

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Next up is this 900-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom rental, located at 8717 Countryshire Lane in Park Farms and listed for $615/month.

Amenities offered in the building include additional storage space and outdoor space. In the unit, you'll find a deck. Luckily for pet owners, both dogs and cats are permitted. The listing specifies a $100 administrative fee.

According to Walk Score's assessment, this location is car-dependent, is somewhat bikeable and has some transit options.

(Here's the listing.)

6700 E. 87th St.

Photo: Apartment Guide
Photo: Apartment Guide

And here's a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at 6700 E. 87th St. in Oldham Farms, which, with 480 square feet, is going for $650/month.

The building offers a swimming pool. In the unit, expect a fireplace, a dishwasher and a balcony. Both cats and dogs are welcome. Be prepared for a $150 pet fee.

Per Walk Score ratings, the surrounding area is car-dependent, has minimal bike infrastructure and has a few nearby public transportation options.

(Check out the listing here.)

616 N.E. 38th St.

Photo: Apartment Guide
Photo: Apartment Guide

Finally, over at 616 N.E. 38th St. in River View, there's this 700-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, going for $665/month.

Look for a balcony and a dishwasher in the apartment. Building amenities include on-site laundry and a swimming pool. When it comes to pets, both meows and barks are welcome. Look out for a $300 pet deposit.

Per Walk Score ratings, the surrounding area isn't very walkable, is somewhat bikeable and has a few nearby public transportation options.

(View the listing here.)


This story was created automatically using local real estate data from Zumper and Apartment Guide, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Additionally, if you’re an agent or a broker, read on for real estate marketing ideas to promote your local listing.

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