Kansas City is the largest city in the state of Missouri, and it has a historic culture, top-flight sporting facilities, an outstanding network of parks and great livability. Add in highly regarded school systems, opportunities for employment, beautiful neighborhoods, exciting nightlife and amazing shopping, and you can see why Kansas City is a great place to live. For example, the Power and Light District, which is a unique entertainment and shopping area covering nine blocks just south of downtown, is an example of redevelopment done right. For sports fans, the city has well-established major league franchises and newcomers, like the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, MLB's Royals, and two major soccer teams as well.
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Housing Statistics The housing market in Kansas City is in slow rebound mode. At the end of August 2013, the median listing price hit $129,000, which is a 13.7 percent increase from the year before. With about 8,000 active listings, there is still a lot of ground to make up, but it is down about five percent from the prior year. The average age of homes on the market is 78 months, and the vacancy rate is getting lower. In 2011, the rental vacancy rate was running at 15 percent. It's about half that now, and the home vacancy rate is down to under five percent. Available homes in Kansas City include single-family and rent to own.
KC School Systems The Kansas City public school system strives to not only teach students, but to have students teach as well. The school district hopes to achieve this through inquiry-based instruction that involves active learning that is project-oriented and seeks collaboration, striking a balance between structured goals while not overlooking chances to improve.
Biggest Employers and Industries While the kids are at school, you will be heading off to work. Kansas City is the third largest beef processing zone in the United States and home to the second largest rail network. Kansas City is home to communications as well. Sprint is the second biggest employer in town, while AT&T comes in at number five. Hallmark Cards is the fourth biggest job provider. Who is number one? Why, it's the federal government. Regional agency offices provide almost 30,000 jobs, about 20,000 more than Sprint at number two. State government is close behind at number three, with almost 9,000 persons working at their various agencies.
Kansas City NeighborhoodsThere is a wide variety of very livable local communities in the city offering residents options for finding their perfect place. From a vibrant downtown with a wide range of entertainment options to quiet, leafy suburbs, university districts and retirement communities, KC has it all. Here's a look at some of the choices there are for people considering living here.
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