About Kansas City

Kansas City is known for its great barbecue, jazz and fountains. But it’s also known for its low cost of living, friendly people and passionate sports fans. With a booming downtown, high rated school districts, and lower tax burden, Kansas City is home to over 2.2 million people. As the most central major metropolitan area in the country, it has more freeway miles per capita but a relatively uncongested network … positioning it as one of America’s most logistical hub. It’s no wonder why big corporations like Hallmark, Sprint Nextel and H&R Block call this home.

Fast Facts:

  • Lowest cost of living of 22 major metropolitan areas
  • Ranks 11th in housing affordability
  • Known for BBQ, steak, blues, jazz, Midwestern charm and friendly people
  • Home to: Hallmark Cards, Sprint Nextel, H&R Block, Cerner Corp., YRC Worldwide, Garmin International, AMC Theatres, and Russell Stover Candies
  • Five major railroads serve the area
  • Ranked the #3 trucking center in the U.S.
  • Great communities, booming downtown, arts, culture & a vibrant nightlife
  • Metro area spans the Kansas/Missouri border

Links of Interest:

Arrowhead Stadium - Kansas City Chiefs Football - www.kcchiefs.com
Country Club Plaza - www.countryclubplaza.com
Crown Center - www.crowncenter.com
Kansas City Zoo – www.kansascityzoo.org
Kansas Speedway – www.kansasspeedway.com
Kauffman Stadium - Kansas City Royals Baseball Tickets: www.kansascityroyals.com
Kemper Arena - American Royal Center Tickets: www.kemperarenakc.com
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – www.kemperart.org
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art – www.nelson-atkins.org
Sprint Center – www.sprintcenter.com
Union Station – www.unionstation.org
American Jazz Museum – www.americanjazzmuseum.com
The Lyric Opera - www.kcopera.org
KC Symphony - www.kcsymphony.org
Kansas City Ballet - www.kcballet.org
Power & Light District – www.powerandlightdistrict.com
Westport – www.westportkc.com