I am moving in to my new apartment today. I managed to find a one-bedroom apartment for $360 a month. That is a pretty cheap even for Kansas City. The apartment is nice it is just in an old building. That is my best tip for finding a cheap apartment – look for an older complex that is still well maintained. You can often get an apartment in older buildings for much less than the normal rate. I guess this is because people think apartments in older building aren’t good?, I don’t know. The location is great with a CVS drugstore, Dollar General, grocery store, bank, movie theatre, library, park, and lots of restaurants within walking distance.
The only negative is that it is on the third floor and there is no elevator. That could be a positive though because I need to exercise more. Luckily, I don’t own much stuff so moving won’t be too difficult. A couple of carloads should get me moved.