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Apartment Living in Missouri
Whether it's arguing over the pronunciation of the state's name or debating if Missouri is a Midwest or Southern state, there is no question why you would want to come to Missouri to find your next apartment. Harry S. Truman, Mark Twain, Walter Cronkite and Betty Gable all come from this great state. The "Show-Me" state of Missouri is home to a population of over five million.
Missouri, like its neighboring state of Tennessee, borders eight different states, which is the most that any one state can claim. From its rich plains, rolling hills and winding rivers, Missouri has everything one would like, especially affordable living.
Automobile manufacturing and auto parts, aerospace, transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, printing/publishing, electrical equipment, light manufacturing, and beer keep this state's economy brewing. Cotton and rice also play a role in the southeastern part of the region, but tourism is the state's leading provider of income and employment. The cost of living is lower in Missouri, by about 20 percent, so you'll appreciate paying less for your apartment. The average apartment, which has some nice square footage, can start as low as $500.
Once you have moved into your apartment, you'll have plenty of things to discover. Explore Missouri's Civil War history, visit Walt Disney World (Walt's home state), hike the Ozark trails, see a star in Branson, or scout the state's over 6,000 bat caves. Second to Kentucky, Missouri is often referred to as the "The Cave State". You'll also want to cheer on their two-state baseball teams, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals, their two football teams, the St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs, and hockey teams, the St. Louis Blues (NHL) and Kansas City Blades (minors).
You'll find the largest number of apartments in Missouri's largest cities, which include Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Independence, Columbia, Lee's Summit and Saint Joseph.
Kansas City Apartments
While Kansas City is Missouri's largest city, it doesn't hold the record for having the state's largest metropolitan area; however, it does have a large selection of economical apartments to rent. With over 400,000 in Kansas City proper, the surrounding area is home to nearly 2 million people. The "Heart of America," is known for famous barbecue and good jazz music. You'll be tapping your toes when you get a look at the apartments in the city with a starting price of $425 a month. The North and Plaza areas of town are attracting a lot of attention for some of the city's nicer apartments.
St. Louis Apartments
St. Louis' metropolitan area comprises seventeen counties total with eight counties as holding the largest populace of the state. The Greater St. Louis area is among the top 20 largest urban areas in the U.S. Some of the surrounding areas include St. Charles, St. Peters, Florissant, Maryland Heights, Chesterfield and University City. With a cost of living 23 percent below the national average, apartment rentals are within most people's means. Perhaps you'll want to find an apartment near the St. Louis Gateway Arch, which is the city's symbol and our country's tallest man-made monument. Other major attractions include fun and fine dining, the arts, galleries, museums and even riverboat gaming. With what you will be saving in apartment costs, you'll have a little more to play with.