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Living in Kansas City

Kansas City is the 41st 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 South Plaza.

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 41st most walkable large city in the US with a Walk Score of 35.

Kansas City Apartments for Rent

Kansas City Neighborhoods

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Population

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

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,385 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Kansas City.

People in Kansas City can walk to an average of 0.1 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop in Kansas City

Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop

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Hamburger Mary's

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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

29 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 39 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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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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Photo of Michael's Fine Clothing For Men in Kansas City

Michael's Fine Clothing For Men

Photo of Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop in Kansas City

Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop

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!

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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

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

Michael's Fine Clothing For Men

Photo of Around Hanover Place in Kansas City

Around Hanover Place

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Hanover Place

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

Photo of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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St James Catholic Church

Photo of Gillham Park walking trail in Kansas City

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

Joe Yoon Grundy
on Michael's Fine Clothing For Men

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