Cities Where Rental Dollars Stretch Further

Kansas City
Kansas City

By Catherine Sherman

Kansas City isn't just topping charts for its barbecue this summer -- it's also where renters can get the most for their money. According to Zillow's latest analysis, Kansas City is one of 10 big cities offering the best combination of:

• Current rental prices.
• Price per square foot.
• Low year-over-year changes in cost of rent.
• Low cost of rent compared with the cost of buying a home.

If you're looking to rent, this could mean the difference between a two-bedroom with a private patio and a 500-square-foot studio. And for prospective buyers facing the current rise in home values and low for-sale inventory, renting in one of these cities may present an attractive alternative. Here's a look at homes for rent in the top 10 places where you can get the biggest bang for your buck.

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