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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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" The Castle"

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Volker

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

View all Kansas City apartments on a map. The average rent is $915 and the average home price is $120,713.

Rental info for The 4700 in the Kansas City area
from $1,000
1 bed
Walk Score 88
Rental info for Roaster's Block in the Kansas City area
from $995
Studio
Walk Score 86
Rental info for Markey Meadow Townhouses in the Kansas City area
from $1,115
2 bed
Walk Score 21
Rental info for Carrington Place at Shoal Creek in the Kansas City area
from $919
Rental info for KC Loft Space in the Kansas City area
from $940
Studio
Walk Score 85
Rental info for Steeplechase Apartments in the Kansas City area
from $870
1 bed
Walk Score 24
Rental info for The Fountains at Linden Woods in the Kansas City area
from $1,050
Rental info for Bennington Park Townhomes in the Kansas City area
from $1,129
2 bed
Walk Score 8

To view Kansas City homes for sale sorted by Walk Score, visit Trulia.com.

Kansas City Neighborhoods

Rank

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

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

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,501 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Kansas City.

People in Kansas City can walk to an average of 0.3 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 71 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

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in Kansas City? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

Joe Yoon Grundy

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

Ask Joe about Kansas City

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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!

Ask Nikki about Kansas City

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Sidewalks

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Street Parking

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Westport Flea Market-Bar-Grill

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

Photo of Hanover Place in Kansas City

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

Photo of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Photo of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City

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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