Welcome to Kansas City
The heart of the “New Midwest”.
Nestled along the Kansas and Missouri state lines, this vibrant and exciting city is home to dozens of diverse neighborhoods, hundreds of culinary wonders, and endless family-friendly events that showcase the fantastic opportunities of Kansas City. Located in Missouri, this energetic city is home to 508,000 residents, making it the largest city in Missouri and the 36th most populous city in the country.
Kansas City offers the best of the best in all entertainment genres and caters to many diverse tastes, interests, and hobbies, all in one major city center. Residents enjoy quick commutes throughout the downtown district to surrounding small neighborhoods and, with such vibrant pocket communities, Kansas City is the ideal place to call home for many people looking to experience a high quality of life in a bustling, spirited community.
What to Love
- Abundant opportunities to experience the best of the Midwest
- An ideal blend of urban and suburban neighborhoods scattered throughout the sprawling city
- Dozens of diverse housing options to suit multiple lifestyles
Mixing beautiful, suburban neighborhoods with busy downtown spaces, Kansas City truly has it all for diverse lifestyles. No matter your interests, there is something for all to be discovered in this sprawling city of opportunity! The perfect destination for those seeking new experiences, culture, and a thriving lifestyle, you can’t go wrong living in any of the several unique neighborhoods that make up this dynamic community.
Choose from luxury high-rise apartments or renovated townhouses in the central city district or opt for a peaceful, single-family home in the suburbs — housing options are endless! With many business headquarters stationed downtown and dozens of excellent, high-achieving schools in the area, Kansas City is home to many young professionals and families looking to enjoy the perfect blend of slow-living in the suburbs and fast-paced life in the city.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Are you searching for the perfect restaurant for a romantic evening? Make a reservation at Osterio Il Centro, a Zagat-lauded Italian eatery that has been a local favorite for over 25 years. There’s also Brio Italian Cafe, known for its decadent pasta and fabulous chicken, salmon, and beef dishes.
The most desirable shopping experiences are at the famous Country Club Plaza, Crown Center in midtown, or Town Center Plaza & Crossing in Leawood. Each of these districts offers extensive shopping centers with high-end retailers, award-winning restaurants, and special events throughout the year.
Things to Do
The Soccer Capital of America, Kansas City boasts one of the founding clubs of Major League Soccer, Sporting KC, which has won four US Open Championships, two MLS trophies, and a Supporter’s Shield title. Located in Children’s Mercy Park, a state-of-the-art soccer venue with over 18,000 spectators and centrally located with several best dining spots nearby, attending a Sporting KC game is a can’t-miss Kansas City experience. Kansas City has recently acquired a professional women’s soccer league, the Kansas City Current. Notable Kansas City teams include AFC, Super Bowl champs, the Kansas City Chiefs, and World Series winners, the Kansas City Royals. If you love basketball, the University of Kansas basketball team near Lawrence is nationally ranked and almost always in the Final Four.
Are you looking for a magical, family-friendly retreat? Book a stay at the Kansas City Great Wolf Lodge, a themed, indoor water park offering enchanting suites for children (and the young at heart), MagiQuest adventures, Build-a-Bear workshops, and more. Splash, swim, and slide through the expansive indoor water park, attend a morning storytime complete with a craft, and hit the arcade or mini-golf course for an afternoon of endless fun for the whole family!
Located in the 18th and Vine Districts of the city, the American Jazz Museum preserves the history of jazz and explores the inspiring lives of all the jazz greats. From Charlie Parker to Ella Fitzgerald and modern-day musicians, the museum is a cultural icon and one that cannot be missed for anyone who enjoys the sultry, toe-tapping tunes of jazz. Located within the museum is the famous Blue Room, an exhibit of a working jazz club from the 1930s and ‘40s. Tour the museum and attend a concert, workshop, or youth program to fully appreciate the age-old genre that has captivated audiences for generations.
Spend the day outside the city at Ernie Miller Nature Center, a 116-acre park dedicated to conservation efforts and community outreach. With three miles of hiking trails to explore and many opportunities to learn from rangers and naturalists, the nature center is Kansas City’s top destination to appreciate the varied terrains of the park and learn more about our natural world. Offering camps, workshops, homeschool classes, and preschool enrollment, visit the Ernie Miller Nature Center for the best environmental education for all ages. Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s famed botanical garden, is another fantastic place to enjoy the outdoors, and the whole family will have a blast at the Kansas City Zoo!
The downtown district of Kansas City has experienced a resurgence with the new KC Streetcar. This free public transit system runs throughout the downtown area, which has made the neighborhood more accessible for residents. Catch a concert at The T-Mobile Center, Kansas City’s premier destination for live music and sporting events, and visit the Crossroads Art District, a creative neighborhood loaded with culture and eclectic shops, and Union Station housing Science City, one of the most remarkable activities to experience with the whole family.
There are dozens of high-achieving schools in Kansas City. A few top districts include: