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Kansas City is the 39th 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

35 Walk Score of Kansas City, MO

Kansas City is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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Volker

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Liberty Memorial Mall

Most errands require a car in Kansas City.

Kansas City is the 39th most walkable large city in the US with a Walk Score of 35.

Kansas City Neighborhoods

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Population

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

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

25 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 41 bus and 1 light rail lines.

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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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Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop

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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!

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Sidewalks

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Street Parking

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St James Catholic Church

35 Bike Score of Kansas City, MO

Kansas City is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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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

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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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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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St James Catholic Church

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Gillham Park walking trail

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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Gillham Park Playground

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One-Way Streets

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Cigar Box

thumbnail for Michael's Fine Clothing For MenThis locally owned family business sells fine clothes for men. I have bought several shirts, suits and ties from them and had great service every time! No need to buy expensive Brooks Brother suits! #walkscore

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