KCAI is located in a residential neighborhood called Southmoreland, noted for tree-lined streets, large homes and many six-plex-style apartment buildings from the 1920s.
Students seeking off-campus housing are encouraged to take time and ask questions before signing a rental agreement. KCAI wants you to have a living experience that supports your life as a student, and while there are many good apartment living situations, there are also ones to avoid. We want you to move in with confidence. Your living situation should not distract you from your academic pursuits. No matter where you live, you must play an active role in your personal safety and in fulfilling your responsibilities as a renter.
About a month before you're ready to move to Kansas City, we strongly recommend you plan a visit to look for housing. We suggest you plan to move to Kansas City at least two weeks before classes start to allow time to settle in.
It's best to do a lot of the legwork over the phone before you arrive in Kansas City. Set up as many appointments as possible with property managers so that you can make the best use of limited time during your search. A list of property contacts can be found in the Off-Campus Housing Guide.
Many KCAI students share apartments or houses for safety and financial reasons. There are a couple of resources for students looking for a roommate:
Chequers is owned by KCAI and managed by The Orion Property Group. The complex is solely for student use.
Alpine - Celtic Properties
Roanoke West Apartments
4057 Warwick Blvd
46th Terrace and Wornall
Villa La Paz
Kansas City, MO 64111
610 W. 46th St.
MAC Property Management
701 East Armour Boulevard
109 East 40th
North Terrace Property Management
4344 Belleview Ave.
George W. Miller Company
415 West 46th Street
Brush Creek Village
1500 E. 46th Street
The Historic Ellison Apartments
300 W Armour Blvd
Eagle Point Properties
Armour Blvd area
4821 Roanoke, Suite 102
4104 Warwick Apartments
Tobacco free property
For questions regarding off-campus housing:
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