Buying a second house? This guide will teach you about the important financial considerations you need to think about.
Updated November 2019
There are tons of neighborhoods and subdivisions across the metro and each has their own distinct personality. We wanted to make your search for the perfect community a little easier with our 2019 Guide to Neighborhoods in Kansas City.
If you are planning to relocate to Kansas City, you have probably started looking into what area is going to be the absolute best for you and your family, but here is a little more insight just for you – remember that there is plenty of information out there so do your research before choosing your new home.
Kansas City Neighborhoods: A Guide Based on Your Lifestyle
The first thing to note is that the Kansas City metro is in both Kansas and Missouri. One side is not necessarily better than the other. Each neighborhood has a distinct personality that can range from small and quaint to large and grand.
You will want to choose an area based on what really matters to you and your lifestyle. Some things you might want to consider are:
- Do you want to be close to your work?
- Do you want your kids to go to the best schools in the city?
- Do you want to be walking distance from shopping, restaurants, clubs, etc?
Maybe you want all three of these things. Determining what you want out of the area you live in is an imperative step towards choosing a home.
Calm, Quiet and Kid Friendly
Many people, especially those with children, don’t want to live in a bustling downtown area. They want a place where their kids can play safely and get a good education.
Homes in these areas offer space to grow and are more cost-effective than if you were to get the same size of space downtown (as it is with most cities).
There are many places in the KC area that are ideal for families to settle down in, we have listed a few below both on the Kansas and Missouri side of the state line.
Downtown City Living
Maybe you are the type of person who needs the sounds of the city to fall asleep at night and love being in the center of it all.
If this sounds like you, downtown Kansas City has great neighborhoods with a lot to offer. Here is a list of downtown neighborhoods you might want to consider if you live and breathe the city life.
Now, all of these areas are on the Missouri side of the state line, but you usually have easy access to all major highways so it is easy to get to any major part of the metro in about 20 minutes or so.
Downtown Kansas City Neighborhoods
Crossroads Arts District
The Country Club Plaza
Close to the City, Not in the City
This is a very common request. Many people want to be near the city, but they don’t want to deal with the traffic, parking, party scene, or a slightly chaotic environment.
These areas usually are great for first-time home buyers, because of the price point and proximity to the city.
North Kansas City
Whether you are looking at single family homes or posh condos in River Market, Kansas City’s housing market has something for you.
Remember to keep in mind what is most important to you and your lifestyle when searching for a new home in KC. Make sure to take into consideration what you want now and in the future because investing in a home is a long-term commitment and if you plan to have a family, you don’t want to be stuck in a one bedroom downtown.
If you are making the move to Kansas City, our relocation specialists are here to help you! Let our team help you find the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood. Give us a call today! You can reach our team at 913.521.8806. Want to come and see us? Our office is conveniently located at 5000 W. 135th St. Leawood, KS 66224.