Downtown Kansas City

Cultural Entertainment Hub of Kansas City
Downtown Kansas City is a bustling neighborhood central to business, fashion, and culinary enthusiasts. The area grew immensely after the Civil War and is full of history that can be seen walking down the street, in one of the numerous memorials or museums in the area, or within one of the protected parks, such as Penn Valley Park. Students, young professionals, and families will appreciate the exceptional access to green spaces, culture, and educational institutions like KU and the University of Missouri-Kansas City as well as renowned high schools and primary schools.

Food lovers will be spoiled for choice as the neighborhood boasts a thriving culinary scene with many restaurants, ranging from trendy cafes to upscale dining establishments. And after dinner, Downtown KC is full of entertainment options, with numerous theaters, music venues, and art galleries. The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts hosts world-class performances, including ballet, opera, and symphony concerts. At the same time, the Power & Light District offers a lively atmosphere with bars, clubs, and live music venues like T-Mobile Center.
What Downtown Kansas City Residents
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Median rents in Downtown Kansas City
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Downtown Kansas City

Penn Valley Park
Historic Neighborhood
Lots of Green Spaces
Local Breweries
Business Center
Downtown Kansas City — 10/10 Rating (based on 1 neighborhood reviews)
Very safe, lots of bars and restaurants and easy access to public transportation. There is a large unhoused population, though, and my car has been broken into before.
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Getting to Know
Downtown Kansas City

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Best Apartments
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1 Bed $1,000
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Studio $949
1 Bed $1,390
2 Beds $1,852

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1 Bed $1,699
2 Beds $2,212

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Studio $1,614
1 Bed $1,893
2 Beds $3,148

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Studio $1,130
1 Bed $1,320
2 Beds $1,575

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Nearby Neighborhoods

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18th and Vine
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