Downtown Living: River Market West

Look inside River Market West, part of the new wave of downtown residential development.

River Market West makes no secret of its influences: the luxury apartment community shares a name with KC Streetcar’s nearby stop and a map of the route is mounted on the clubhouse wall.

“We were actually the very first residential development to be built as a result of the streetcar,” says Betsey Moore, assistant community manager.

For residents, a mix of young professionals and people who sold their homes out south and wanted to be closer to downtown, living along the route is part of the property’s appeal.

Of course River Market West’s boutique hotel feel doesn’t hurt. Amenities include covered parking, a resort-style saltwater pool with inset benches and outdoor grilling stations. Inside, the posh clubhouse and game room, coffee and tea bar and collaborative workspace with Google Fiber hookups are available to residents 24/7.

All the units also come wired with basic Google Fiber, one of many elements that make the apartments a modern addition to the historic neighborhood along with luxe finishes. All apartments feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, deep inset sinks, a washer and dryer and sizable storage and bedroom closets. Outdoor spaces are built in, be it a patio or balcony looking out over River Market, and pet stations are posted throughout the community.

High ceilings and an open floorplan living room and kitchen make the apartments, ranging from 756-square-foot one bedrooms to 1,252-square-foot two bedrooms, feel comfortably spacious.

While they’re a far cry from the funky lofts most commonly associated with the neighborhood, first-floor apartments speak to the spirit of lofts with concrete floors throughout and 10-foot ceilings, giving dwellers the best of
both worlds.