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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

Kansas City Neighborhoods

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Population

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

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,550 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 66 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 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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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

Photo of Around Hanover Place in Kansas City

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

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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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