The River Market is a unique, vibrant community with that quaint neighborhood feel. There are apartments for rent from the high end to those with income-based needs. There are condos and lofts for sale that you can make your own and there are single family contemporary homes for the ultimate urban dwellers.

Residents Make the River Market Home:

“We moved to the River Market over two years ago, and we love it. Where else can you find the unique blend of places to eat, shop, drink and live? Where else can I walk to restaurants that serve virtually any type of ethnic food imaginable? Where else can I walk to an incredible array of shops, from flea markets to art galleries to upscale furniture stores? Where else can my husband and I walk to shops to have our hair done or to get chiropractic or acupuncture treatment? Where else can I walk to one of the largest farmers’ market in the Midwest? Where else can I stroll along the Missouri River on a beautiful walking trail? Where else can I walk to several neighborhood bars? We can even get tattoos. And, where else can I do this in the safest neighborhood in the downtown area? There is no other place like the River Market neighborhood. It’s been a great experience!” — Frank Johnson, River Market Resident

“My husband and I have lived in the River Market since 2003. We fall under the demographic of “empty nesters.” During this time we have seen the neighborhood change dramatically with the renovation of 2nd Street and the Cold Storage building, the addition of single family homes and new apartment complexes. The River Market has evolved into a true neighborhood where residents take walks in the evenings stopping by their favorite restaurant or coffee shop to visit with their neighbors. This is what sets the River Market apart from other downtown locations, it feels like a neighborhood.” — Deb Connors, River Market Resident who works in the River Market


The River Market offers possibilities for anyone looking for the in-town living experience. You can embrace Kansas City’s history in renovated buildings that are over a century old, or you can enjoy beautiful new residences. Come live your dream.

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Moving to the River Market with children? Show Me KC Schools has information about education and school options.

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