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Old 09-19-2011, 01:21 PM
 
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Ok, here's the deal. I moved to Kansas City several months ago for my first job after graduation and I have been house sitting for family in Overland Park. During my time here I have called or toured numerous apartments and just haven't found the right fit. I am 24, single male, and I like the urban living. The problem is I know nothing about Kansas City.

So here I go starting yet another relocation thread (I have read just about all of them). The one place I have found and loved was the Founders Platinum in Union Hill. Problem is they leased the only available unit in my price range ($700-950) so I am stuck again. I need to find somewhere in the next month. Can anyone recommend something similar to those apartments or that area (Union Hill)? I like being downtown but don't necessarily like the thin walls, falling apart lofts that I have found in most of the areas. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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I use to live in these, they are owned by the same company and just on the other side of the cemetery, it's a very nice area and I really think they are better then the founders apartments.
Welcome to Union Hill
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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I use to live in these, they are owned by the same company and just on the other side of the cemetery, it's a very nice area and I really think they are better then the founders apartments.
Welcome to Union Hill
I saw one unit there and I got the feel like it was a lot of college age kids, not that anything is wrong with that. My big concern there was that it would be really noisy throughout the week. Did you experience anything like that when you lived there? What would you say are the pros and cons? Thanks for the help, I appreciate it!
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:50 PM
 
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Has anyone heard anything about 909 Walnut? It seems really nice and reasonably priced but I'm sure their is a catch.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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I saw one unit there and I got the feel like it was a lot of college age kids, not that anything is wrong with that. My big concern there was that it would be really noisy throughout the week. Did you experience anything like that when you lived there? What would you say are the pros and cons? Thanks for the help, I appreciate it!
I never really noticed college kids, it was more young professionals and grad students, the only time it would/could get loud is on a weekend but i've never had any problems, the walls were pretty thick, couldn't really hear much in other apartments
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:37 AM
 
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909 Walnut is a pretty cool building, tallest residential in Midwest outside Chicago. If it's in your price range, is worth checking out.

One low cost safe area in the city is near the Plaza Library around 50th and Main to Brookside Blvd. Rents are low, there's a good chunk of restaurants and it's on the MAX line. But the lower rent buildings are 1950s-70s era and most are not refreshed.

Also check out W39th. Low rent, safe area, lots of ethnic restaurants but not on the MAX line.

If you want newly refurbished units, most of that is downtown, some parts of midtown/westport or plaza area.

Here's a guide of downtown lofts...
http://216.119.82.16/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/2010-Housing-Data-Sheet-3rd-Quarter1.pdf (broken link)

Here's a city guide along the Main St MAX line...
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1238514/pics/bus/maxmwk.gif
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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So I think I've narrowed down my search, it is between The Founders Platinum at Union Hill or a loft off Delaware in the River Market. Both have similar square footage and price. What does everyone think? I like the River Market area better but the Founders is a nice complex than the loft in the River Market. Any advice?
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