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Living in Kansas City

Kansas City is the 42nd 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, Downtown Loop and Crossroads.

Nearby Apartments

Walk Score of Kansas City, MO

Kansas City is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Photo of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Most errands require a car in Kansas City.

Kansas City is the 42nd most walkable large city in the US with a Walk Score of 34.

Kansas City Apartments for Rent

Kansas City Neighborhoods

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Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

1 Old Westport 92 47 73 1,191
2 Downtown Loop 87 73 64 5,089
3 Crossroads 87 67 74 830
4 Plaza Westport 86 44 54 1,734
5 Hanover Place 83 51 77 2,463
6 Valentine 83 48 64 1,155
7 Volker 81 42 60 3,780
8 South Plaza 80 45 38 2,518
9 Southmoreland 80 49 64 2,772
10 West Plaza 80 39 46 3,850
11 Roanoke 79 46 61 535
12 Park Central-Research Park 79 48 50 861
13 River Market 79 70 73 1,345
14 Broadway Gillham 78 54 61 1,054
15 Morningside 77 43 49 1,465
16 Westside North 75 54 58 1,930
17 North Hyde Park 71 52 69 1,680
18 Independence Plaza 71 46 55 2,594
19 Crown Center 70 65 55 520
20 Pendleton Heights 70 41 53 3,625
21 Union Hill 70 59 52 795
22 Greenway Fields 68 40 56 827
23 Paseo West 68 60 57 774
24 Forgotten Homes 67 50 50 526
25 Longfellow 66 57 58 1,958
26 Parkview 66 53 53 1,570
27 Western 49-63 66 46 44 3,294
28 Eastern 49-63 64 46 46 3,313
29 Oak Meyer Gardens 63 43 39 1,154
30 South India Mound 62 38 43 5,467
31 Westwood 62 33 34 576
32 Wornall Homestead 62 41 44 844
33 Holmes Park 62 42 41 853
34 Scarritt Point 62 36 39 5,115
35 Lykins 60 42 46 4,937
36 Columbus Park 59 58 56 1,386
37 Central Hyde Park 58 51 68 1,572
38 Key Coalition 58 46 42 1,579
39 Armour Hills 58 42 45 2,324
40 Santa Fe 57 46 43 2,009
41 Sheffield 57 39 33 2,836
42 Waldo 57 40 44 15,392
43 Countryside 57 42 37 1,245
44 Sunset Hill 55 36 30 647
45 Westside South 55 51 39 1,233
46 18th & Vine and Downtown East 54 46 43 1,317
47 Oak Park Northwest 54 46 38 2,693
48 South Hyde Park 51 49 56 2,181
49 Coleman Highlands 51 47 35 594
50 Country Club 50 38 43 723
51 East Community Team North 49 35 29 3,352
52 Western Hills 49 35 40 1,992
53 North India Mound 49 31 31 5,161
54 Citadel 48 44 39 1,320
55 Ivanhoe Northeast 47 46 33 792
56 Oak Park Southwest 47 44 37 1,944
57 Manheim Park 47 48 50 1,355
58 Neighborhood United For Action 46 44 33 1,147
59 Sterling Acres 45 37 37 890
60 Loma Vista 44 34 35 2,722
61 Squier Park 44 48 46 674
62 Red Ridge South 43 25 36 2,653
63 Crestview 43 28 33 3,456
64 Palestine West and Oak Park Northeast 43 43 29 1,138
65 Wendell Phillips 42 44 36 1,754
66 Winnwood 42 23 39 2,428
67 Jefferson Highlands 42 24 30 2,335
68 Oak Park Southeast 42 43 37 1,689
69 Holiday Hills 42 23 29 599
70 Palestine East 42 41 27 985
71 Ivanhoe Southeast 42 45 33 1,165
72 Ivanhoe Southwest 41 47 42 1,502
73 Beacon Hills 41 50 36 613
74 Crossgates 41 27 34 1,805
75 Blenheim Square - Research Hospital 41 42 34 1,354
76 Hawthorne - Picture Hills 40 26 47 1,292
77 Country Club District 40 36 43 646
78 Blue Hills 40 43 33 5,359
79 Armour Fields 39 39 50 1,988
80 Platte Ridge 39 25 35 2,409
81 West Blue Valley 39 36 25 1,792
82 Linwood Homeowners - Ivanhoe 39 49 35 1,496
83 East Blue Valley 38 34 26 2,259
84 Ingleside 38 44 29 908
85 Knoches Park 38 41 27 1,715
86 South Blue Valley 37 38 22 1,664
87 Fairwood and Robandee 37 32 34 3,573
88 Country Lane Estates 37 26 27 1,652
89 Washington Weatley 37 43 42 1,974
90 Linden Park 36 25 26 841
91 Bridlespur 36 24 27 1,269
92 Vineyard Northwest 36 38 28 817
93 Ruskin Heights 35 25 34 3,997
94 Oldham Farms 34 29 29 908
95 Big Shoal 34 27 28 1,184
96 Marlborough Heights - Marlborough Pride 33 41 28 3,457
97 Sherwood Estates 33 27 28 1,573
98 Lea Manor 33 28 36 1,887
99 Antioch Acres 32 29 27 1,738
100 Sherrydale 32 20 30 1,807
101 East Community Team South 32 39 25 3,965
102 South Town Fork Creek 32 39 27 1,339
103 River View 31 27 17 1,550
104 Hickman Mills 31 21 32 2,046
105 Sterling Gardens 31 28 29 913
106 Swope Park Campus 31 40 28 1,251
107 Martin City 31 23 30 1,083
108 Colonial Square 31 26 19 765
109 Red Bridge North 30 21 30 1,086
110 Chaumiere 30 24 30 1,632
111 Willow Creek 29 28 43 3,511
112 Winnwood Gardens 29 20 25 817
113 Ashland Ridge 29 38 21 1,274
114 Davidson 28 28 29 4,463
115 Glenhaven 28 19 27 1,161
116 Briarcliff - Claymont 27 26 18 2,572
117 The Coves 26 25 24 3,997
118 Cooley Highlands 26 23 28 1,626
119 Coves North 26 26 43 7,409
120 River Forest 26 22 16 1,400
121 Woodson Estates 25 - 24 818
122 Central Blue Valley - Park Tower Garde 25 32 13 1,351
123 Timber Valley 25 - 17 530
124 North Town Fork Creek 25 40 26 3,166
125 Foxcroft and Glen Arbor 25 22 30 846
126 Briarcliff West 24 14 17 710
127 Meadowbrook Heights 24 6 34 3,911
128 Eastwood Hills West 24 25 15 1,439
129 Stratford Estates 24 26 27 1,934
130 Vineyard 23 36 44 2,536
131 Fairlane 23 31 22 4,924
132 Prairie Point-wildberry 23 18 36 2,907
133 Park Plaza 23 25 30 2,453
134 Self Help Neighborhood Council 23 39 23 1,498
135 Bonne Hills 23 34 23 1,931
136 Stratford Gardens 22 26 34 615
137 Kirkside 22 20 25 1,531
138 Bannister Acres 22 31 23 1,462
139 New Mark 22 10 25 4,761
140 Woodbridge 21 24 29 766
141 Foxwoods-carriage Hills 21 15 24 844
142 Swope Parkway - Elmwood 21 34 17 2,226
143 Lakeview Terrace 20 19 19 958
144 Gashland 20 16 25 5,350
145 Eastwood Hill East 20 28 18 3,787
146 Terrace Lake Gardens 20 7 23 1,498
147 Fairway Hills 19 14 22 2,240
148 Foxtown East 19 32 19 847
149 Riss Lake 19 36 15 2,631
150 Verona Hills 19 23 29 1,852
151 Legacy East 19 38 32 1,010
152 Lewis Heights 18 27 19 795
153 Chouteau Estates 18 25 16 1,862
154 Blue Hills Estates 18 24 22 1,570
155 Noble and Gregory Ridge 18 34 23 1,869
156 Maple Park West 17 13 16 2,013
157 Romanelli West 17 33 32 742
158 Country Valley - Hawthorn Square 16 15 19 1,414
159 Maple Park 16 18 14 1,381
160 Hickman Mills South 16 17 24 1,797
161 Nashua 15 3 35 4,132
162 Linden Hills and Indian Heights 15 29 37 2,081
163 Park Forest 15 17 20 3,515
164 Robandee South 15 6 22 1,364
165 Stayton Meadows 14 27 19 2,481
166 Ridgefield 14 18 30 4,975
167 Mission Lake 13 19 30 3,095
168 Ruskin Hills 13 5 23 2,696
169 Calico Farms 13 1 16 1,927
170 Royal Oaks North 13 12 16 1,238
171 Blue Vue Hills 12 14 16 1,544
172 Hill Haven 12 21 11 1,903
173 Parkdale - Walden 12 25 18 3,689
174 Royal Oaks 12 12 18 1,355
175 Marlborough East 12 36 13 1,335
176 North Blue Ridge 12 32 10 961
177 Ravenwood-Somerset 11 5 23 3,306
178 Park Farms 10 23 15 3,022
179 Breen Hills 10 26 26 3,490
180 East Swope Highlands 10 25 15 853
181 Western Blue Township 10 22 10 999
182 Leeds 10 35 16 642
183 Winnetonka 10 21 14 1,232
184 White Oak 9 9 28 2,460
185 Gracemor-randolph Corners 8 17 20 3,432
186 Little Blue Valley 8 8 13 3,741
187 Longview 7 - 21 2,803
188 Barry Harbour 7 18 12 3,850
189 Line Creek - Northern Heights 7 17 13 2,116
190 St. Catherine's Gardens 7 2 15 2,896
191 Brown Estates 6 24 18 720
192 Vineyard Estates 6 31 23 739
193 Richards Gebaur 5 0 19 837
194 Clayton 4 13 10 4,249
195 Unity Ridge 4 0 8 661
196 Oakwood 4 28 19 515
197 Hidden Valley 3 34 9 1,268
198 Platte Brook North 3 19 24 2,507
199 Highview Estates 3 1 13 1,902
200 Hillcrest 2 10 9 577

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,610 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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Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop

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Westport Flea Market-Bar-Grill

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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 57 bus and 1 light rail 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 9 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

Neighborhood Guides

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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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Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop

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Michael's Fine Clothing For Men

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Hamburger Mary's

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!

Ask Nikki about Kansas City

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Sidewalks

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Street Parking

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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" The Castle"

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Volker

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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

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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Around Hanover Place

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Hanover Place

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Photo of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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

Nikki Goodson
on Sidewalks

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Hamburger Mary's

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St James Catholic Church

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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