Kansas City Area Guide

While searching for an apartment to rent in Kansas City, MO, you should spend some time exploring the area. Nicknamed the “city of fountains,” and located at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, this city offers an array of attractions for visitors and residents.

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One of the most technological advances to note for the area is its addition of Google Fiber to the area. Google Fiber offers broadband connection speeds that are lightyears faster than average broadband. It's the internet on steroids!

Another great attraction for residents is the City Market. This is one of the largest farmers markets in the Midwest, with more than thirty full time merchants that are open year around. Restaurant row is another area of the city residents will definitely want to check out. This area offers a large selection of independently operated restaurants and boutiques.  Union Station is home to Science City, restaurants, shopping, theaters and of course, an Amtrak station. Throughout the city you will find numerous fountains to visit. There are over 200 working fountains in Kansas City, including the fountains at Kauffman Stadium, which are the largest privately funded fountains in the world. Another of Kansas City’s must see attractions is the Liberty Memorial, a World War II memorial which simulates smoke and flames and is also home to a WWII museum.

Swope Park is one of the largest city parks in the nation. It includes a zoo, wildlife rescue, two golf courses, two lakes, an amphitheater, day camp area, and picnic grounds. Hodge Park includes the Shoal Living History Museum, a group of over twenty historical buildings that hosts an annual Fourth of July Festival and other festivals throughout the year.

Kansas City is also home to a flourishing performing arts culture. The Kansas City Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Kansas, and the Kansas City Ballet all perform at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. The Kansas City Repertory Theatre performs at the Starlight Theatre.  

Also of interest are Kansas City’s river boat casinos, which include Ameristar Kansas City, Argosy Kansas City, Harrah’s North Kansas City, and Isle of Capri Kansas City. Sports enthusiasts can also attend games featuring the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, MLB’s Kansas City Royals, or the professional soccer team Sporting Kansas City.

Along with the City Market, city parks and professional sports teams, there are also tons of beautiful Kansas City apartments available as well. Whether you are eager to live in a booming metropolis or relax in a quaint suburb, Kansas City has something for everyone. If you haven’t narrowed down your apartment search to a specific city or neighborhood within the greater Kansas City area, our Area Guides and Neighborhood Reviews will certainly point you in the right direction. Choose from the cities below to learn about their living style, demographics and neighborhoods. Once you find the right area to suit your needs, finding an apartment will be easy.

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