The area east of Kansas City is known for the Truman Sports Complex, which includes Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs, and Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals. But the Eastside has other attractions to offer, including several small but vibrant communities and the city of Independence.
Independence was the hometown of President Truman and now contains about sixteen heritage sites. Residents have access to over forty parks, a community ice rink, a community theater group, and hiking and walking trails. The city also plays host to the Central Hockey League’s Missouri Mavericks.
Raytown, a community of about 30,000, boasts an extensive park system, excellent schools, and affordable housing. The city offers a variety of recreational options in its parks, including sports fields, a water park, BMX tracks, bicycle and hiking trails, and a fishing pond.
A half an hour from downtown KC is the city of Blue Springs. This city of about 56,000 residents has nationally recognized schools, numerous parks, and a centralized location. In 2010, it was named one of “America’s Best Places To Raise Your Kids” by BusinessWeek Magazine.
Apartments in Kansas City East are generally affordable, as most of the communities enjoy a low cost of living.