From the suburban house with a lawn, 2.5 kids and a dog, to an urban neighborhood with plenty of character and cultural amenities just blocks from home, you can have the lifestyle you want in KC. We’ve listed some of our favorite neighborhoods, some reasons everyone here is so smart, and a few cool things other people have said about us

The median price of a home in KC is
well below the national average

(around 20 percent less with a median home price
of $141,600 – national average is $178,900)

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  • KC ranks as a top 10 U.S. metro for public schools.
  • 90 percent of KC’s population has a high school diploma (above the U.S. average of 85 percent)
  • KC is a hot spot for young professionals, with ranking it at No. 7 in top cities for new college grads.
  • More than 15 KC schools were named on Newsweek’s Top U.S. Public High Schools list in 2013.

Higher Education Institutions

  • The Kansas City Art Institute
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Kansas – Lawrence
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • University of Kansas – Edwards Campus
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC)
  • Rockhurst University
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • KC Ranked Third Most Charitable Community
    KC ranks No. 3 among the nation’s 30 most philanthropic communities, according to a list compiled by Charity Navigator. KC achieved this ranking through frugal charity CEO compensation and high revenue growth. Charity Navigator, June 2013.
  • KC Ranked Among Lowest Average Apartment Renting Costs
    At $695 per month on average, the KC area ranked among the lowest average apartment rent costs compared to 79 other major metro areas. KC Business Journal, April 2013.
  • Kansas City Named a “Favorite City” for its Affordability, Wireless Coverage and Barbecue
    Kansas City ranked No. 1 in Travel + Leisure’s annual “America’s Favorite City” survey for affordability and barbecue. Other top rankings include: No. 3 in wireless coverage, No. 4 in sports-crazed citizens and No. 5 in microbrew beer. Travel + Leisure. November 2012
  • KC Ranks No. 3 on Forbes’ List of “10 Best Cities to Buy a Home”
    KC boasts a modest median list price and a large pool of options that makes this city rank No. 3 on Forbes’ list of “10 Best Cities to Buy a Home.” Forbes, April 2012.
  • Frommer’s Names Kansas City a “Top Destination”
    Kansas City made Frommer’s list of “Top Destinations 2012” alongside cites like Beirut, Lebanon, and the Caribbean island of Curacao. Frommer’s focuses on Kansas City’s cultural diversity, with emphasis on the evolving performing arts scene and the wide variety of entertainment. Frommer’s, October 2011.
  • Kansas City Named 13th Most Affordable U.S. City
    Forbes examined the 50 largest U.S. metros and rated the top 15 affordable metros in terms of salaries for college graduates and housing and living costs. Kansas City earned its spot on the list for its low cost of living and received special recognition for housing affordability.