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Old 01-02-2009, 11:11 AM
 
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Default best places to live in downtown

we are also relocating...what are best places downtown to live,if you don't want the suburbs
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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Just Downtown or the entire urban core?

KCMO has a huge urban core that offers just about anything one could want in an urban home, none of it suburban by any stretch.

Give me an idea of price range and the kind of home you want, ie, high rise, single family, row house, low rise, apartment, condo etc.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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we plan on renting for the first year. $700-$1000;low rise/high rise (long as elevators are reliable),apartment/condo,rowhouse(interesting).husband will be working at kcs on w.12th.
children grown; so schools aren't in the equation. thanks so much for your time.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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Higher quality rentals can be hard to come by in the downtown loop, but there may be a loto condos that have not been able to sell that can be rented in that price range.

I would look into the crossroads area and downtown. Just google rent condo kansas city etc. If you want, you can expand your search to include the plaza area. But I just googled and was a bit overwelmed by the amount of stuff out there, so I would just get out and start looking if you can.

Here are a couple of ideas to get you started:

Most of the higher end condos probably rent for more than 2 grand, but you can find many for under 1500.



This would be a nice place:
1-Bedroom Condominium for Rent in Kansas City, Missouri - Enormo (http://www.enormo.com/property/4393217/f3000000000023102112/1/7/pserp - broken link)



Here are some more links:

http://www.apartmentcities.com/Kansa...Apartments.asp

Residential Properties (http://www.downtownkc.org/content.aspx?pgID=941 - broken link)

Kansas City Lofts :: Rental Details

You might look into

Wall Street Tower:


San Francisco Tower


909 Walnut

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Old 01-02-2009, 02:56 PM
 
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what can you tell me about the plaza...rivermarket...midtown
and i honestly don't quite grasp "urban core".
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:31 PM
 
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what can you tell me about the plaza...rivermarket...midtown
and i honestly don't quite grasp "urban core".
I would consider plaza to be mid town. Rivermarket is probably the closest thing to the urban core.

However, I would say that the Plaza is a great place to live, especially if you are empty nesters.
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:50 AM
 
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There's some really neat row houses in an area called Quality Hill (I think). It's just across the river from KCK. They're on the western side of the downtown loop. There's a whole bunch of places around the Plaza, high rises and town homes alike. I like the River Market a lot, too. They've put a grocery store in the inner downtown loop, so it's becoming more and more of a full-service neighborhood again.
Urban Core could be anything from the River Market all the way down to at least the Plaza. Those are the better parts. There's a few shady parts between Crown Center and Westport, but there's also some really cool neighborhoods in there, especially just west of Southwest Trafficway.
Generally, I'd stay west of Troost, and avoid KCK, mostly.
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Old 01-03-2009, 03:46 PM
 
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thanks ya'll...now when i receive my kansas city map i can highlight areas referred to...or do you know of a site that actually has "areas" such as plaza,crossroads,etc.
already marked on maps?
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:04 PM
 
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Here you go:

Kansas City City Map
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:49 PM
 
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This company has some really nice places.

Union Hill also has some good apartments,townhouses etc.

try KCpremiereapts.com
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