Kansas City : Missouri

 

What it's Like to Retire in Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri, is the largest city in Missouri by both population and area, and straddles the Kansas-Missouri line, bordering Kansas City, Kansas. The population of the city is diverse and was about 495,000 in 2019. The "City of Fountains" has undergone extensive redevelopment during the past several years, involving a retail and entertainment district, a convention center, and performing arts center. Photo of Downtown skyline from Liberty Memorial courtesy of Wikipedia and Jordanbruening; photo of A view of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts as seen from the Kansas City Convention Center courtesy of Wikipedia and Hayden Gascoigne Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/

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Where to Retire in Kansas City and Home Prices

Kansas City is made up of several neighborhoods, and according to Zillow, the median home value was $162,487 in mid-2020, and is considered a "Very Hot" market at this time. The National Associations of Realtors reports the median home price was $237,800 during the 2nd quarter of 2020. The residential population has quadrupled since 2007, with the downtown being one of the fastest growing downtowns in the U.S.
 

What is special about Kansas City

Kansas City is also home to many parks, museums, and schools of higher education.
 

What is not special about Kansas City

High crime rate, not considered to be a walkable community and has few bike lanes.
 

Who will like retirement in Kansas City

Retirees who want to live in a college town with a lot of places of interest, would enjoy living here. There are many types of health care, colleges, shopping and cultural events.
 

Local economy is driven by

Health Care, Professionals Services
 

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average was 28 degrees and July's average is 79 degrees.
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Kansas City offers many restaurants, bars and pubs, and is known as having the best BBQ's in the country. It is also home to many landmarks, museums, a Jazz district, and many fountains.
 

Crime

The crime rate here is very high, over twice the national average.
 

Medical facilities

There are many medical facilities and hospitals in Kansas City
 

Transportation

In the early 1900's Kansas City had one of the largest streetcar systems in the country, and with the city's recent redevelopment a two-mile streetcar line now runs through the downtown; Kansas City has an international airport and an Amtrak station; Kansas City is not considered a walkable or bikeable town, although some neighborhoods are more walkable than others.
 

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