Kansas City - Hidden Gem of the Midwest

Schooling:

Serrano Luxury Townhomes are located within the North Kansas City school district. The NKC Schools currently have an Annual Performance Reports (APR) of 97.9%. They have earned both state and national accreditation and are recognized throughout Missouri as a leader in academic innovation. This includes Staley High School which is in the 93.2 percentile in the state and has a student teacher ratio of 17.7 to 1.

Kansas City:

Although Kansas City has been considered sort of a hidden gem in the Midwest, the year 2015 drew in 24 million visitors. CNN Money ranked KC as number 2 in their “Top Ten Best Cities for Jobs” article. Not only is it an incredible place in regards to the job market, but in Kansas City there is always something to do. Whether you spend your day going to a Royals game (2015 World Series Champs!), or maybe you’d rather head to a Chief’s game at Arrowhead, the neighboring stadium, which broke the world record for loudest stadium in the NFL. Or perhaps you’d rather visit one of the museums, or maybe attend the ballet or the symphony at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. You could even walk around the Country Club Plaza and see some of the over 200 fountains that have put KC as number 2 in the running for city with the most fountains, falling short of Rome. Or you could visit one of Kansas City’s famous BBQ joints. There truly is something for everyone here in Kansas City.

Kansas City is a city that continues to grow, yet still encompasses a homey feel. With major companies, such as Ford Motor Company, Hallmark Cards, Sprint, DST Systems, AT&T, Cerner, and many more companies, Kansas City houses an incredible job market. One of the leading fields for job openings is medical, with the growing demand from large organizations like St. Luke’s-Shawnee Mission Health Systems, Health Midwest, KU Medical Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Truman Medical Center, and so many more. Despite all of the job growth, Kansas City is ranked in the top 5 U.S. cities with the least traffic.

Kansas City was ranked in the top 20 of the best affordable places to live in the United States by U.S. News. Missouri has housing costs that are generally 25% lower than the rest of the country. Neighboring Missouri is Kansas, which while still considered a very affordable state has slightly higher rent than Missouri by about $1000. Kansas City is ranked number 3 for best ‘starter cities’ in the United States by CNBC. As Kansas City continues to grow and develop it has also increased its rank as one of the best-performing large cities, reflecting the value that Kansas City holds in so many aspects.

Coined as Walt Disney’s childhood home and where he started in the animation business, Kansas City has TONS of history and hidden treasures. From Glace Artisan Ice Cream, which was named one of the best ice cream spots in the U.S., to being the first city to introduce Happy Meals, there’s always something you can learn and discover while living here.