Second only to the Downtown Loop, Westport is one of the most walkable Kansas City neighborhoods. Just east of Volker and north of the Plaza District, historic Westport was once a Santa Fe Trail outpost. Today, it’s a charming residential and shopping district known for its restaurants, entertainment venues and shops. Westport’s greenspace and tree-lined streets make the neighborhood appealing to small-town fans, while the upscale art scene and lively bar scene draw in city-lovers and college students. With such a diverse set of attractions, Westport apartments and rental homes get filled up by life-long locals, young professionals and college students alike.
If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.
Welcome to the September 2022 Kansas City Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the September 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 August to September, the city experienced a -3.54% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Kansas City one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,007.0.
When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from August to September, Kansas City experienced a 0.52% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Kansas City two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,152.0.
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 4 of the Kansas City suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 2 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.
More key findings include:
Rent increased in Lenexa, KS, Kansas City, KS, Shawnee, KS, Leawood, KS .
Rent decreased in Overland Park, KS, Lees Summit, MO.
4 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Kansas City.
2 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 September 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 September||1 BR M/M % Change||2 BR September||2 BR M/M % Change|
|Kansas City, MO||$1,044.0||-3.24%||$1,146.0||-0.95%|
|Overland Park, KS||$1,140.0||-1.13%||$1,472.0||-1.54%|
|Kansas City, KS||$810.0||3.19%||$1,013.0||16.98%|
|Lees Summit, MO||$1,227.0||-0.16%||$1,460.0||0.62%|
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.