Where can I find a quality small community outside of Kansas City?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

History buffs will be right at home in Liberty, Missouri. The city has a long and interesting history dating back to the early 1800s. It is the second-oldest incorporated town west of the Mississippi. One of its claims to fame is being the site of the first successful daylight bank robbery; the Clay County Savings Bank was robbed in February of 1866, allegedly by the James-Younger Gang. Liberty has five local historical districts, six districts on the National Register of Historic Places, an historic town square, and three museums.

This city of about 29,000 was ranked 29th in CNN/Money Magazine’s "Top 100 Small Communities" in 2009. It earned that distinction for its excellent quality of life. Liberty boasts an excellent school system and a rich cultural scene, including the Liberty Performing Arts Theatre and The Corbin Theatre. William Jewell College, located in Liberty, hosts many cultural and artistic events throughout the year. Outdoor recreational opportunities are plentiful here, too. The Fountain Bluff Sports Complex includes playgrounds, walking/jogging trails, and fifteen athletic fields.

Those seeking out Missouri rental property will find that Liberty includes apartments ranging from studios to three-bedroom units, with the rents about average for the Kansas City Metro area.

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