As the U.S. remote workforce has grown steadily larger, there has been an increasing demand for sustainable remote workspaces. While plenty of folks still opt for working from home or the neighborhood coffee shop, there are many reasons why these spaces may not provide a healthy, productive work environment.
Coworking organizations like WeWork have filled the need for dedicated remote workspaces by creating beautiful offices across the country (and around the globe). These spaces, which are currently being leveraged by companies like Facebook and Microsoft, also create opportunities for remote workers to network and foster community with other like-minded individuals.
In this guide, we’ll go over the top 7 coworking spaces in Kansas City, including each organization’s pricing model, coworking locations, and more.
WeWork is perhaps the fastest-growing coworking network in existence today. Their competitive prices, beautiful office spaces and generous amenities make them our top choice for coworking in Kansas City.
At WeWork’s Kansas City location, you’ll find amenities like on-site staff, cleaning services, phone booths, conference rooms, printing, micro-roasted coffee, professional and social events, common lounges, electric vehicle charging stations, outdoor spaces, parking, a wellness room, and events center.
With WeWork Kansas City, you have your choice of three different types of membership, from roving first-come first-served hot desks, to private offices:
Plexpod is the top locally owned coworking space in Kansas City. With two locations, and a third on the way, their balance of price points and fully featured amenities is sure to please a wide variety of entrepreneurs and remote workers.
The amenities offered at Plexpod locations include 24/7 access, mail services, meeting rooms, phone rooms, free coffee, printing plans for all members, fitness center, gaming lounge, on-site staff, kitchen, lockers, event spaces, bike storage, free parking, photography studio, outdoor workspace, mother’s room, podcast booth, showers, and social events. In addition, the Westport location has a women-only Herspace coworking area.
Plexpod memberships cost the same amount regardless of which location you choose, with three monthly price points and a day pass option:
The Chicago-based Novel Coworking operates 22 locations around the United States. Their Kansas City site is conveniently located next to the Sprint Center, mere footsteps away from the Power and Light District.
With Novel Kansas City, you’ll receive access to amenities including virtual office service, meeting rooms, conference rooms, event space, espresso bar, local beer on tap, fiber internet, logo on your office door, on-site management, high-speed printers, and a members’ directory.
Novel has a number of different options for coworking and mailbox service, from a simple virtual office membership all the way up to private office suites.
If you don’t want to work right in the heart of downtown Kansas City, you can take a short trip across the Missouri River to iWerx in North KC. In addition to typical coworking features, iWerx refers to themselves as an Entrepreneurial Development Center, with a host of networking opportunities for your business.
At iWerx, you’ll get access to amenities like 24/7 access, printing, parking, mailbox services, social and professional events, free coffee, 4,000 square foot event pavilion, podcast studio, conference room, meeting rooms, on-site IT support, entrepreneurial training, and community programming.
iWerx has three options for pricing, from roving hot desks to designated private offices:
At Coworking KC, you’ll find a space that’s optimized for creatives, in a convenient downtown Kansas City setting. Even more impressive is the fact that Coworking KC is one of the cheapest coworking locations in the area.
Coworking KC is a relatively recent addition to the coworking scene, with only a barebones website and a few customer reviews. Still, they offer amenities like fiber internet, conference room, event space, regular events, free coffee, and community kitchens.
With Coworking KC, you have your choice of three membership tiers, from hot desks to private offices, with very reasonable rates for all options:
Cowork Waldo is located in the trendy Waldo neighborhood south of downtown KC, and they offer a fully featured coworking experience in a smaller, more casual setting than many of their competitors provide.
With Cowork Waldo, you can access amenities including virtual office services, printing/scanning/copying, meeting rooms, lounge areas, office supplies, on-site staff, community kitchen, networking events, and social events.
Cowork Waldo has three membership packages, from limited-hours hot desks to 24/7 dedicated desks:
Firebrand Collective is an all-women coworking space where collaboration is encouraged as part of a community-focused collective of workers. They offer a range of memberships that allow for flexibility and a low-pressure environment.
Firebrand Collective offers some great amenities, like meeting rooms, meditation studio, social events, networking events, workshops, classes, free coffee, and other refreshments and snacks.
One aspect of Firebrand Collective that we appreciate is the way they structure their memberships to be more flexible than most competitors in the KC coworking space:
Whether you work in graphic design, software development, or any other field that calls for a remote workspace, we trust that WeWork will have an office in Kansas City that suits your needs.
That said, if you’re looking for the least expensive coworking space possible, or perhaps an office in a specific part of town, there are many other worthwhile options on this list. We encourage you to compare prices, locations, amenities, and other important factors before deciding which coworking space is right for you.