Rising inflation hasn't helped local scamps find a decent place to live.
Accordingly, the "public radio" station recently put this report from last year on blast . . . Here's a passage that's worth another peek . . .
Rent has gone way up in City Market, Columbus Park, the Crossroads. But it's climbed even more dramatically across various Midtown neighborhoods.
A two-bedroom in Westport went for $850 in 2013 (more like $950, correcting for inflation). You'd be hard-pressed to find a similar apartment now for under $1,300.
A two-bedroom house in East Brookside rented for $350 in the late 1990s (more like $600 today). Renting a similar home now costs closer to $1,500 a month.
A one-bedroom in Volker, right off West 39th Street, went for $500 in 2011, just one decade ago. Even with inflation, that's just $620 today. An available unit in the exact same building is currently listed for $950.
Across most of Midtown, rental rates appeared to have doubled in just the last decade. And just about every unit I saw cost more than $800. Where could you go, I wondered, for under $800 a month?
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For more stories like this one, subscribe to Real Humans on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. When I first started renting an apartment in Kansas City, in 1999, no one in my friend group - mostly artists working service industry jobs - paid more than $425 a month. And most of us lived alone.