From Amelia Earhart to Dwight D. Eisenhower to Brown v Board of Education, Kansas, the original Free State, is home to the country’s greatest achievers, free thinkers, and pioneers. That spirit lives on in one of the nation’s most vibrant, active, and interesting places to live.
The history of Kansas is the history of America. Kansas sat at the crossroads of the Oregon Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, the Pony Express, the railroads, and even the Union and the Confederacy. It holds rich histories of Native Americans, African Americans, and Western settlers who built our great state. If you’re more into nature than history, we have hundreds of miles of rivers, and thousands of acres of plains, forests, and lakes. And if you still believe we’re the “flattest state in the nation” (we’re actually the 30th flattest), take a trip to Mount Sunflower! See what’s happening in KC!
After a day exploring, you can’t beat our food. Due to its intensive wheat production, Kansas has become known as America’s breadbasket, and is home to some of the country’s best and freshest baked goods and microbrew beers. Our beef is legendary (especially the barbecue), and you can find dozens of local famers markets throughout the state on any given weekend. Contact me or visit my Yelp Page for tips on places to eat.
Union Station & Downtown
If you’re interested in a night on the town, our cities offer museums, restaurants, sports, and other benefits of urban living with a quick escape to rural relief. A revitalized downtown with The SprintCenter bringing headline events; Power and Light’s Active Restaurant & Bar District; First Friday’s in the historic Art District; Plaza’s shopping and scenery; The Legends in KCK bringing Minor Leagur Baseball, NASCAR, Brand New Soccer field for KC’s MLS team, and Schlitterbahn Waterpark; State of the Art stadiums and exciting teams with KC Royals and KC Chiefs; City League sports in all areas of the metro; and so much more! . In 2010, Money Magazine ranked 2 KC metro cities on its list of Top 25 Best Cities to Live In. KC was also ranked third in ‘Best Cities to Relocate’.
Things To Do About Town
Our climate varies greatly depending on elevation, but most of Kansas has a temperate climate. In Kansas City, summer highs reach the low 90s, and nighttime January lows drop to just below 30. Snowfall, and precipitation in general, is moderate.
Kansas’ real estate industry is as varied as its activities and geography. From a rustic farmhouse to a downtown condo, a lakeside retreat to a suburban family home, there’s a property for everyone. For a detailed discussion of your needs, our market, and what we can do for you, please contact me for a personal consultation.
Olathe is one of the nation’s fastest growing cities, and now one of Kansas City’s largest cities. Located in the SW section of the metro, Olathe boasts an excellent school district, storied H.S. sports teams, Bass Pro Shop, walking and biking trails, superb law enforcement, and strong home values. Gardner and Spring Hill are other SW towns nearby that offer a good community and cost efficient living.
Overland Park has been one of Kansas City’s largest and most touted cities for some time. O.P. spans across a large portion of the South portion of KC from Olathe eastward to the state line. Blue Valley school district is one of the top school district’s in the area located within the Overland Park borders. it is also home to Sprint’s World Headquarters and many other HQ for national companies, and beautiful golf courses that flow throughout many of the rich and well established subdivisions sprawled throughout O.P.
Lenexa, Shawnee, Merriam, Roeland Park, & Fairway cover the remaining portion of the Johnson County/KS side of the metro. They provide a mix of new communities and mature neighborhoods, established schools and businesses, and attractive parks and recreation.
Onward from the southside as you travel towards the downtown condos, the Plaza area, Brookside and Mission Hills stack up as sought after locations. Providing close proximity to popular kansas city destiniations, these areas are filled with rich history, character and charm. Travel the paths cut through Mission Hills and take in the unique architecture of these larger homes, mansions and estates.
Contact me for more info on the SE side of metro (MO), and some of the wonderful sights and homes of North Kansas City and those of western KC metro towards Lawrence.