Kansas City, KS, is the Kansas-half of the sprawling city that straddles the border of Kansas and Missouri. It's the third largest city in the state and also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Midwest. Kansas City is know for its Midwestern hospitality and also its plethora of entertainment options. Everyone can find something to do there, from the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway to the Schlitterbahn Water Park to the Arabia Steamboat Museum. Kansas City is a great place to live, work and play; it has one of the country's most affordable housing markets and a very highly-rated public school system.
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Housing Finding a home in Kansas City is usually easy, and there are almost always houses available in a range of price options. Forbes once called Kansas City one of the country's emptiest cities, and the vacancy rate shows it, as it's around 15% for houses. The median home sale price is about $60,000, and the average home sale price is around $71,000. The city also has many apartments, condo buildings and townhomes, in addition to single-family houses, so there are lots of options for anyone looking to relocate there - whether they are looking for a place to rent, buy or rent to own.
Nightlife People who live in Kansas City have no shortage of places to go out to and enjoy without ever crossing the border into Missouri. For fans of a late night cocktail, there's a great bar scene. 403 Club leads the way in this regard, and is known as the city's best dive bar. Kansans come here to drink beer, shoot pool or play pinball. For something fancier, the city goes to d'Nile Wine Bar, located in the Chateau Avalon Hotel. It carries a huge international selection of wine that rivals any fine wine institution across the country.
Local Restaurants The dining in Kansas City is also a reason to come to the city. Kansas City is home to some of the state's best BBQ restaurants. Oklahoma Joe's BBQ serves up a delicious pork BBQ slathered in vinegar-based sauce, and it was awarded "Best Sauce on the Planet" in the 2001 American Royal International Sauce Contest. Roscoe's is also a local favorite. They serve whole chickens smoked in Roscoe's sauce, as well as a whole rib dinner for only $10.50. If you're looking for something a little more upscale, Kansas City has that too. Final Cut Steakhouse in the Hollywood Casino is highly-touted; they offer traditional steakhouse fare in a fancy environment. You won't find anything fancy in the atmosphere at Frontier Steak House, but there's a reason the restaurant's been open for 50 years. Frontier serves some of the freshest Kansas City beef and produce, and the best part of all is that its menu features old-fashioned prices (a dinner with filet, salad, vegetable, potato and garlic bread only costs $12.99).
Neighborhoods The housing market is good throughout the entire metro area of Kansas City, KS, but depending on whether you want a rental home, rental home or purchasable home, there are some things you should know about the city's specific areas.
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