The second-largest city in Missouri, Kansas City has a rich history that continues to flavor the lifestyle of those who rent here. Once home of music legends Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington, Kansas City has deep jazz roots that live on today in the 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District. This area is recognized as a cradle of American jazz music. You can take in a concert at the Gem Theater or a late-night jam session at the Mutual Musicians Foundation. At the American Jazz Museum, you can see Charlie Parker's saxophone, or enjoy an evening performance at the Blue Room. This district also offers a prime destination, Arthur Bryant's, for enjoying the town's world-famous barbecue.
With more than 200 fountains complementing its stunning architecture, Kansas City is also known as the 'City of Fountains.' Renting an apartment in Kansas City puts you close to many of these landmarks, originally built by the Humane Society as water troughs for working horses.
There are countless neighborhoods and districts within Kansas City, including Midtown, where those renting an apartment have easy access to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City Zoo, shops at the Country Club Plaza and numerous medical and university facilities.