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Kansas City is the 40th most walkable large city in the US with 459,787 residents.

Kansas City has some public transportation and does not have many bike lanes.

The most walkable Kansas City neighborhoods are Old Westport, Country Club Plaza and Central Business District - Downtown.

Nearby Apartments

Walk Score of Kansas City, MO

Kansas City is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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" The Castle"

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Volker

Most errands require a car in Kansas City.

Kansas City is the 40th most walkable large city in the US with a Walk Score of 32.

Kansas City Neighborhoods

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Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

1 Old Westport 90 60 73 1,248
2 Country Club Plaza 89 57 72 718
3 Central Business District - Downtown 85 85 70 3,711
4 Plaza Westport 83 57 78 1,174
5 Valentine 80 61 81 1,319
6 Hanover Place 79 65 77 2,475
7 River Market 79 81 74 1,377
8 Roanoke 79 58 80 548
9 Southmoreland 78 62 75 3,662
10 South Plaza 77 57 76 2,198
11 Broadway Gillham 76 67 79 1,007
12 Morningside 75 55 74 1,435
13 Volker 74 50 68 3,672
14 West Plaza 74 52 69 4,204
15 Crown Center 72 72 74 763
16 Union Hill 72 69 76 770
17 Westside North 70 62 56 1,881
18 Longfellow 69 68 76 1,850
19 North Hyde Park 69 66 78 1,600
20 Greenway Fields 68 53 75 786
21 Independence Plaza 66 57 61 2,673
22 Pendleton Heights 66 53 58 3,542
23 Wornall Homestead 64 53 65 805
24 South India Mound 63 48 46 5,401
25 Sunset Hill 61 52 55 834
26 Lykins 60 52 47 4,980
27 Sheffield 59 49 48 2,794
28 Tower Homes 59 55 58 4,851
29 Sarritt Point 59 46 45 4,951
30 Eastern 49-63 59 57 59 3,131
31 Oak Meyer Gardens 59 56 60 1,087
32 Armour Hills 58 54 66 2,341
33 Ward Parkway 58 51 67 3,398
34 Western 49-63 57 58 61 4,027
35 Westwood 57 45 59 579
36 Holmes Park 56 54 55 935
37 Citadel 56 54 58 1,356
38 Central Hyde Park 54 64 70 1,607
39 West Waldo 54 45 64 1,366
40 Western Hills 53 44 54 2,008
41 Santa Fe 53 58 55 1,931
42 Key Coalition 52 59 53 1,612
43 Coleman Highlands 50 54 58 566
44 Waldo Homes 50 45 62 1,368
45 Westside South 49 56 57 1,254
46 South Hyde Park 47 62 59 2,114
47 East Community Team North 46 46 35 3,420
48 Beacon Hills 46 64 62 654
49 East Blue Valley 46 44 33 2,358
50 Oak Park Northwest 45 58 48 2,671
51 Manheim Park 45 60 55 1,357
52 Loma Vista 45 34 47 2,661
53 West Blue Valley 44 46 34 2,187
54 Sterling Acres 43 42 39 887
55 North India Mound 43 40 38 5,228
56 Bleheim Square - Research Hospital 42 52 58 1,348
57 Red Ridge South 42 30 40 2,552
58 Rolling Meadows 42 48 54 662
59 Wendell Phillips 40 56 48 1,813
60 Knoches Park 39 51 33 1,604
61 Blue Hills 39 54 44 5,325
62 Santa Fe Hills 39 46 55 2,213
63 Arnour Fields 39 51 61 1,988
64 Oldham Farms 39 31 38 960
65 Ivanhoe Northeast 39 59 43 913
66 Oak Park Southwest 38 56 47 1,937
67 Palestine West and Oak Park Northeast 38 56 40 1,158
68 Squier Park 37 61 59 689
69 Palestine East 36 53 32 952
70 Fairwood and Robandee 36 26 42 3,537
71 Oak Park Southeast 35 54 43 1,581
72 East Meyer 6 35 55 43 2,367
73 Ivanhoe Southeast 35 57 45 1,219
74 Ingleside 34 56 36 934
75 Washington Weatley 33 55 40 1,994
76 Lea Manor 33 38 37 1,948
77 Linwood Homeowner - Ivanhoe 33 61 53 1,375
78 Willow Creek 32 38 45 3,403
79 South Town Fork Creek 32 48 39 1,316
80 South Blue Valley 31 47 35 1,746
81 East Community Team South 31 50 35 3,873
82 Marlborough Heights - Marlborough Pride 31 50 34 3,450
83 Red Bridge North 31 29 46 1,106
84 Birdlespur 30 31 35 1,259
85 East Meyer 7 29 54 43 1,970
86 Swope Park Campus 29 49 50 1,245
87 Central Blue Valley - Park Tower Grade 28 40 22 1,319
88 North Town Fork Creek 28 50 46 3,091
89 Hickman Mills 28 29 39 3,606
90 Vineyard Northwest 27 49 28 827
91 Martin City 27 - 34 1,110
92 Ashland Ridge 26 43 27 1,139
93 Country Lane Estates 26 32 29 1,586
94 Verona Hills 25 18 33 2,000
95 Stanford Gardens 24 43 43 585
96 Foxcroft and Glen Arbor 23 28 31 734
97 Bannister Ares 23 29 33 1,510
98 Eastwood Hills West 22 30 24 1,437
99 Lewis Heights 21 28 24 796
100 Ruskin Heights 21 30 37 4,047
101 Faireway Hills 21 7 24 2,170
102 Vineyard 20 46 41 2,530
103 Legacy East 20 47 35 1,068
104 Blue Hills Estates 20 0 28 1,626
105 Self Help Neighborhood Council 20 48 40 1,557
106 Swope Parkway - Elmwood 20 42 37 2,337
107 Norble and Gregory Ridge 19 44 32 1,890
108 Bonne Hills 18 46 36 1,935
109 Eastwood Hill East 18 34 22 3,578
110 Fairlane 18 37 29 4,892
111 Hickman Mills South 17 24 37 1,819
112 Linden Hills and Indian Heights 17 40 44 2,092
113 Romanelli West 16 46 38 781
114 Country Valley - Hawthorn Square 16 20 26 1,303
115 Stanford Estates 15 31 34 1,934
116 Woodbridge 15 - 35 726
117 Riss Lake 15 41 22 2,570
118 Kirkside 13 23 32 1,544
119 Robandee South 13 10 33 1,385
120 East Sqope Highlands 12 33 28 894
121 North Blue Ridge 12 39 24 993
122 Marlborough East 11 46 22 1,350
123 Park Farms 11 30 25 3,088
124 Mission Lake 11 14 42 3,226
125 Little Blue Valley 11 8 21 4,121
126 Stayton Meadows 10 34 22 2,346
127 Ruskin Hills 9 13 33 2,548
128 Royal Oaks 8 14 30 1,362
129 West Blue Township 8 15 19 1,027
130 Foxtown East 8 39 44 788
131 Blue Vue Hills 8 17 22 1,757
132 Brown Estates 7 31 24 731
133 White Oak 7 6 24 2,290
134 Richards Gebaur 5 - 30 1,251
135 St. Catherine's Gardens 4 4 21 2,917
136 Hidden Valley 3 46 24 1,249
137 Oakwood 3 37 30 533
138 Hillcrest 2 28 18 584
139 Unity Ridge 2 0 14 618
140 Highview Estates 1 3 21 1,906

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,269 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Kansas City.

People in Kansas City can walk to an average of 0.2 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Westport Flea Market-Bar-Grill

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Cigar Box

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thumbnail for Lulu's Thai Noodle ShopLulu's is one of the cities most popular Thai restaurants. It isn't exactly to our tastes, but we can understand why others love it so dearly. #walkshop

Joe Yoon Grundy
on Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop

Transit Score of Kansas City, MO

Kansas City has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Kansas City apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Kansas City has some public transportation and about 54 bus lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Kansas City on public transit.

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Kansas City has about 7 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

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Joe Yoon Grundy

A transplant to Kansas City from NYC and Washington DC. Finding out that this city is a hidden gem!

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Michael's Fine Clothing For Men

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Hamburger Mary's

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Cigar Box

Nikki Goodson

We own a house in Merriam, KS, but I'm so glad we're renting it out and getting to know other parts of Kansas City. We lived in Waldo for about 18 months and now we're in Hyde Park. We sold our second car and try to bike as many places as possible!

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Sidewalks

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Street Parking

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Westport Flea Market-Bar-Grill

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Bike Score of Kansas City, MO

Kansas City is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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Bike sharing is available from Kansas City B-cycle.

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Liberty Memorial Mall

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Sidewalks

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Street Parking

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Michael's Fine Clothing For Men

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Around Hanover Place

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Hanover Place

thumbnail for VolkerAfter a nice meal you can walk further and visit some wonderful landscaping in the Volker and Valentine neighbourhoods.

Anna Marie Nedeau
on Volker

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Hamburger Mary's

thumbnail for SidewalksMany roads in #southhydepark have sidewalks on both sides.

Nikki Goodson
on Sidewalks

Kansas City is Talking About...

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St James Catholic Church

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Gillham Park walking trail

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Gillham Park Playground

thumbnail for Street ParkingStreet parking on both sides of the street is typical in #southhydepark due to there being few (and small) garages. It does make it tough to drive a moving van down. ;)

Nikki Goodson
on Street Parking

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