Topic: Kansas City Metro
The Convention and Power & Light District of Kansas City is more than just a tourist mecca. The area is home to Bartle Hall, the city’s convention center, and the Sprint Center Arena, an 18,500-seat venue that hosts major concerts, sporting events, and other shows. Connecting Bartle Hall and the arena is the Kansas City [...]View Post
If your taste runs to historic and refined, Quality Hill may just be the place for you. This neighborhood, on the west side of Downtown Kansas City, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Quality Hill was once the most fashionable and upscale area in the city, populated by the rich and famous, [...]View Post
Just north of downtown Kansas City is the city’s oldest neighborhood, River Market. It lies just south of the Missoui River and offers a sense of neighborhood and community that is rare to find in an urban setting. This area is one of the most diverse in the city. Here you’ll find just about any [...]View Post
Kansas City, the largest city in Missouri, sits near the geographic center of the forty-eight contiguous United States. It is, quite literally, the heart of America. The city is known for its contributions to American culture, including jazz and blues and the world-famous Kansas City Barbeque. Other claims to fame include more than two hundred [...]View Post
Where is there a community that is close to Downtown Kansas City, but offers a small-town lifestyle?
On the north side of the Missouri River lies North Kansas City, a community that offers a small-town feel just three miles away from the cultural and recreational activities in downtown Kansas City. This city prides itself on being dedicated to health and fitness. Residents enjoy many different outdoor activities and sports. There are six [...]View Post
To find the pulse of Kansas City, you don’t need to look any further than the city’s central corridor. Here you’ll find an urban landscape that is thriving and alive, vibrant and diverse. Its attractions include museums, performing-arts venues, over two hundred restaurants, and sixty art galleries. Downtown features a host of shopping, nightlife, and [...]View Post
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 [...]View Post
Just outside Kansas City is Johnson County, Kansas, which features three of Money Magazine‘s “100 Best Cities to Live In The United States” for 2008: Overland Park, Olathe, and Shawnee. Overland Park is the largest city in the county, with most of the population living there. In 2010, it was named one of the "Top [...]View Post
Where can I find a community with a rich history, cultural opportunities, and more outside of Kansas City?
Independence, Missouri is famous for being the hometown of President Harry S. Truman and the starting point for pioneers headed west on the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails. Today, the city is home to over 120,000 people. The rich history of the area can still be seen in its historic sites and museums highlighting [...]View Post
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 [...]View Post