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Big city living + Room to breathe
- Love, KC
Why more people are moving to KC
$227,000
median sales price of a KC home
23
minutes is the average KC commute time
100+
languages spoken in KC
$1,018
Average monthly apartment rent
25
Major KC colleges and universities
Apartments in City Center of Lenexa, Kansas
Lovable and livable
Living in KC is just easy, partly due to the affordable cost of living. In KC, your income goes a lot farther and things just generally cost less - from housing to a cup of coffee. And you still have lifestyle choices … a vibrant urban core, comfortable suburbs or a place with a little bit of land - all are possible within a 30 minute drive of downtown KC. 
Flowers from River Market
KC welcomes all

KC is most often described as a friendly, welcoming place, and its people, genuinely kind. In fact, people living in the KC metro represent a rich ethnic and cultural fabric, and speak more than 100 different languages.

Highly educated international talent is discovering Kansas City and growing four times faster than the rest of the KC population. Our open hearts led us to host one of the longest-running and largest Pride Fest celebrations in the U.S. with a 45-year legacy that today draws thousands each summer.

KC Celebrities Raising Money at the Big Slick Charity Event
Our hearts are open
We have big hearts for giving back, too. KC is home to some of the largest charities in the nation and ranks as one of the top ten most charitable cities in the U.S., according to Charity Navigator. Giving back to our community through time, advocacy and money is just the outward expression of our KC kindness and pride.
KC Cost of Living Q2 2019
Cost of living
Life is better in the middle. Traditional population magnets, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington D.C. are all experiencing a "livability crisis," resulting in people moving away. Workers impacted by high housing prices and long commutes are seeking more affordable and livable cities. KC is lovable, livable, and above all, affordable.
No Place Like Home
Homes in KC
Explore the drop-down items below and view the KC Regional Association of REALTORS' New Resident Guide to gain a wholistic view of real estate options in KC.
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Urban Living
Kansas City has a range of options for urban living in various price points. In addition to classic residential towers, in recent years there have been a number of historic and repurposed buildings that have been converted into everything from rustic lofts to luxurious condominiums.
Classic and Historic Neighborhoods
The KC Region is rich with history and historic neighborhoods, each with their own charm and ambiance.
Suburban Living
The KC Region has hundreds of community options for suburban living on both sides of the state line.
Maintenance-Provided Villa Communities
Maintenance-provided villas, townhomes and patio homes may be found in many areas in the KC Region. Maintenance provided communities have monthly association fees that typically cover lawn care, trash, recycling and recreational amenities of the community. Some villa communities also include building maintenance for a carefree lifestyle.
Luxury Home Communities

You've worked hard to make it to the top, now it's time to live your dreams in the home you have always imagined. The KC area is full of choices for higher-end properties for you.

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Lake Communities

You can enjoy the tranquility of lake living right here in KC. Naturally, living near water also means that you are just seconds away from many water activities. There’s sailing, boating, fishing, kayaking, wakeboarding, skiing, and much more. The KC region is home to many beautiful lakes with welcoming communities.

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Golf Course Communities

Besides living near the links and being able to play at the drop of a hat, KC golf course communities offer beautiful vistas and many amenities.

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Briarcliff Condominiums in Kansas City, Missouri
Rental living

If you have your heart set on renting, the choices in KC come in all shapes, sizes, and locations.

Luxury apartment living is available throughout the urban core in newly constructed buildings, as well as historic landmarks that have been given new life with top appliances and high-end amenities. Looking for something outside of the hustle and bustle? Rental homes can be found in the trendiest of suburban, walkable neighborhoods as well.

Maybe you’re looking for something in-between. KC specializes in helping you feel at home no matter what you need.

Bike, walk and ride at Crossroads
Commuting

Like most mid-sized cities, the vast majority of people in KC commute by car, but our extensive and well-planned highway infrastructure means you spend way less time in traffic and more time doing the things you love. Downtown dwellers who also work downtown along the 2.1 mile KC Streetcar route can live comfortably without a car, but this is still pretty rare in KC.

Don't worry if you don't have a car because RideKC has your back with 89 routes all over the KC region and specialty or niche services for those who need it.

Top 10
least-congested metropolitan areas overall in the U.S.
12%
amount of KC travel time in traffic congestion
Tom Tom Traffic Index, 2018
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