Essentially, the Plaza District is focused around the Country Club Plaza — the glamorous outdoor shopping center with Spanish-themed architecture — just south of Westport and along Brush Creek. As a shopping destination, the Plaza District is quite walkable and boasts tons of stores as well as national chain restaurants and bars. Of course, there’s more to this neighborhood than shopping. Developers have capitalized on the busy area, giving you several apartment complexes with a range of rents that should be able to accommodate most budgets. Even though the Plaza District is one of the most southern neighborhoods of Kansas City, it’s still less than 10 miles from downtown and is just minutes from the UW-KC campus. An apartment here would be a perfect fit for those who love to be surrounded by action without the downtown crowds.
If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.
Welcome to the January 2022 Kansas City Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the January 2022 key findings and figures for the Kansas City rental landscape.
Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Kansas City and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Kansas City average rent prices in the chart below.
Kansas City rent prices decreased over the last month. From December to January, the city experienced a 0.0% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Kansas City one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,098.0.
When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from December to January, Kansas City experienced a -3.49% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Kansas City two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,189.0.
Rent prices have decreased in Kansas City over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 6 of the Kansas City suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 1 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.
More key findings include:
Rent increased in Overland Park, KS, Lenexa, KS, Kansas City, KS, Shawnee, KS, Leawood, KS, Lees Summit, MO .
Rent decreased in Independence, MO.
4 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Kansas City.
3 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Kansas City.
Rent growth in Kansas City over the past year has been declining. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Kansas City average rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.
The price for a Kansas City one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.
You can view the full rundown of Rentable's January 2022 National Apartment Report and data set here.
For more information about Kansas City and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.
|1 BR January||1 BR M/M % Change||2 BR January||2 BR M/M % Change|
|Kansas City, MO||$1,098.0||-0.18%||$1,232.0||-2.99%|
|Overland Park, KS||$1,137.0||2.07%||$1,534.0||0.00%|
|Kansas City, KS||$796.0||0.38%||$853.0||-0.12%|
|Lees Summit, MO||$1,229.0||1.15%||$1,409.0||-4.15%|
Each month, using over 1 million Rentable listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.