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Kansas City . . . "The City Of Fountains"

The Missouria Tribe of Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the Kansas City area. The first European visitor to the region was the French man Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont. He was on the run from the French government for deserting his post as commander of Fort Detroit, and eventually settled down at the future location of Kansas City. In order to clear his name, he provided the French with writings describing the lands he had traveled through and the Native Americans who lived in his vicinity. He wrote these documents in 1713 and 1714. The French used his descriptions to create maps, and subsequently rewarded Bourgmont with highest honors. He was named as commander of the Missouri area.

After the Lousiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark passed through the future site of Kansas City in 1804. Soon thereafter, the Lousiana Territory was divided up, resulting in the creation of the Missouri Territory in 1812. As this region was gradually settled, Missouri became a state in 1821 and future Kansas City was established as the “Town of Kansas” in 1838. This name was changed to “City of Kansas” when it was officially incorporated in 1853. The city became a hotbed of violence during the Civil War due to the deep divide among the local population over the issue of slavery.

When the Missouri Pacific railroad was constructed through town in 1865, the city was still roughly the same size as Leavenworth in Kansas and Independence in Missouri. That all changed when Kansas City was made the home of the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad bridge in 1869. After the bridge opened, the city's population quadrupled during the next 50 years. In 1889, the City of Kansas adopted a new charter, changing its name to “Kansas City” at last.

Depending on the criteria, Kansas City could be classified as a humid continental climate. Average high temperatures in Kansas City climb to 90 degrees Fahrenheit in July, and average low temperatures get down to 20 degrees in January. Monthly precipitation averages 2.85 inches. The annual snowfall average is 19.7 inches.

Kansas City boasts 33 public schools and more than 20 private schools to choose from. Many institutions of higher education serve the Kansas City area, including the University of Missouri - Kansas City, Metropolitan Community College, Rockhurst University, Avila College, Vatterott College, National American University and St. Luke's College. In addition, you can reach the city of Lawrence, Kansas, in about 30 minutes, which is the home of the University of Kansas.
There are 12 hospitals in Kansas City, four of which have specialized focuses.
Kansas City International Airport offers transportation to major cities around the globe from three separate terminals.

You'll find all of the entertainment, shopping and dining you would expect from a major metropolitan area here. From big movie theaters, live plays and comedy clubs to indoor and outdoor malls as well as both local and chain restaurants, Kansas City has it all.

If you're seeking some thrills, head over to Worlds of Fun, an amusement park with some of the tallest and fastest roller coasters in the region. Prefer to experience something wetter and wilder? Then Oceans of Fun, Worlds of Fun's adjacent water park, is the perfect place for you. If you still don't get enough of the water after a day there, Kansas City has a second water park to explore - Schlitterbahn Vacation Village.


As an interesting point of information, Kansas City contains more than 200 fountains which makes it the city with the second-highest number of fountains in the world, behind Rome, Italy. With a metropolitan area that serves as home to more than two million people, Kansas City has a lot more than just fountains...! You'll find all of the entertainment, shopping and dining you would expect from a major metropolitan area here in KC. From the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals, to big movie theaters, live plays and comedy clubs, to indoor and outdoor malls as well as both local and chain restaurants, Kansas City, has it all. Kansas City is home to some of the worlds finest BBQ and blues music. Founded in 1838, Kansas City, Missouri became the predominant city west of St. Louis, Missouri, and as it grew, Kansas City played a major role in the westward expansion of the United States. The Santa Fe, and Oregon trails ran through Kansas City and turn the area into a major cattle and horse livestock exchange.


Professional sports enthusiasts will want to head over to Kauffman Stadium and its adjoining neighbor, Arrowhead Stadium, where the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs play, respectively. The Royals are a Major League Baseball team and the Chiefs are a National Football League club. Kansas City also has a Major League Soccer team known as Sporting KC.
Kansas City is known far and wide for its distinctive barbecue cuisine. Traditional KC barbecue involves slow-smoked meat covered with a sauce based mostly in tomato with some molasses. Among the many popular local barbecue restaurants you can sample in Kansas City are Gates & Sons, Oklahoma Joe's, Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue and Arthur Bryant's.
Fantastic shopping districts are everywhere in the Kansas City metro area. Head down to the Country Club Plaza or Crown Center while you're downtown. Up north, check out Zona Rosa. Heading over the border to Kansas? Swing by The Legends, Oak Park Mall or Town Center Plaza. If you're driving east from the city, be sure to visit Independence Center. And this is only the beginning.
It's difficult to stop talking about everything that Kansas City has to offer. If you're ready to experience a beautiful city with a diverse array of amenities, contact us today. We'll be happy to tell you more about our area and find you the perfect property for your needs.





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