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Living in Kansas City

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, Downtown Loop and Plaza Westport.

Nearby Apartments

Walk Score of Kansas City, MO

Kansas City is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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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

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 Apartments for Rent

View all Kansas City apartments on a map. The average rent is $845 and the average home price is $134,125.

Rental info for Bennington Park Townhomes in the Kansas City area
from $1,079
2 bed
Walk Score 8
Rental info for The Manor Homes of Fox Crest in the Kansas City area
from $788
Rental info for The Village at Mission Farms in the Kansas City area
from $951
Studio
Walk Score 36
Rental info for 46 Penn in the Kansas City area
from $1,320
1 bed
Walk Score 85
Rental info for Cambridge Square in the Kansas City area
from $923
1 bed
Walk Score 37
Rental info for Infinity at Plaza West in the Kansas City area
from $675
Studio
Walk Score 77
Rental info for Northland Passage in the Kansas City area
from $631
1 bed
Walk Score 46
Rental info for Village Gardens Apartments in the Kansas City area
from $499
1 bed
Walk Score 42

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

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,377 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.

Photo of Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop in Kansas City

Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop

Photo of Westport Flea Market-Bar-Grill in Kansas City

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 68 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

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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Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop

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Michael's Fine Clothing For Men

Photo of Hamburger Mary's in Kansas City

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

Photo of Sidewalks in Kansas City

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

Photo of Liberty Memorial Mall in Kansas City

Liberty Memorial Mall

Photo of Sidewalks in Kansas City

Sidewalks

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Street Parking

Photo of Michael's Fine Clothing For Men in Kansas City

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

Photo of Hanover Place in Kansas City

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

Kansas City is Talking About...

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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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