Kansas City : Kansas


What It Is Like to Retire in Kansas City

Kansas City, Kansas is the largest city in Kansas. Kansas City has struggled to hold its place economically and has had a slight  loss in population, to just over 143,000. There are many suburbs such as Prairie Glen; Bonner Springs and Edwardsville are 2 large sized towns in the Metro.  The Metro has more than 2 million people. There are 2 colleges in town including the University of St. Mary. Photo of Rosedale Arch courtesy of Wikipedia and Reddi; photo of Fountains at Kansas Legends Outlets courtesy of Wikipedia and Ian Ballinger, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/

Where to Retire in Kansas City and Home Prices

There are some nice neighborhoods, or you can live in an active community in one of the suburbs. According to Zillow, the median listing price of a home was about $112,506 in early 2020, and Zillow calls it a "Hot" market.


What Is Special about Kansas City

Real estate prices are low and the people friendly.

What Is Not Special about Kansas City

Like in most urban areas, crime is high. Kansas City is located in Tornado Alley. Kansas city is below average in walkability when compared to other cities.


Who Will Like Retirement in Kansas City

Retirees who want to live in a college town with many events, low cost of living, NASCAR racing, health care and access to transportation may enjoy living here. Two professional sports teams (Kansas City Chiefs and Royals), are just across the state line in Kansas City, Missouri.


Local Economy Is Driven by

There is a mix of manufacturing and agricultural processing.

Climate and Physical Environment

Average January low is below 40.  Tornadoes do come through here.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Memorial Hall is a 3,500-seat indoor arena/auditorium located in downtown Kansas City that is host to cultural events.


Crime rate is high.

Medical Facilities

University of Kansas Hospital



Kansas City International Airport is located about 17 miles away in Kansas City, Missouri; transportaion for seniors is available throughout the city.


Valuable Links

Convention and Visitors Bureau

What people are saying about Kansas City

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