Kansas City is known as a family-friendly city great for jobs, schools and neighborhoods – but even more importantly, it’s a city you can actually afford to live in. In fact, it’s one of the most affordable cities in the Midwest, with a cost of living 2.5 percent below the national average, from groceries and gas to utilities and housing.
If you’re looking to move house, Kansas City is a great choice. Here are some more reasons why.
1. You Get a Lot of House
Housing is still relatively affordable here. But you should get in now, because home prices are expected to rise by nearly four percent in the next year. Currently, the median home value in Kansas City is $148,900, much lower than the national average.
2. Good Jobs
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, total employment for the Kansas City metro area is at 1,115,800 as of November 2018, up 16,600, or 1.5 percent, from the previous year. If you have to move here for work, there are many thriving companies here, from top hospitals and engineering firms to healthcare providers and insurance brokers.
3. High Marks for Schools
Kansas City is home to 163 primary and secondary schools, one of the best being University Academy-Upper, rated a 10 out of 10. There are other high rated public elementary schools such as Fox Hill, Union Chapel, and English Landing, along with Academie Lafayette Charter which offers schooling through middle school. Plaza Middle School, Lincoln College Preparatory, and Stanley High School are some of the top-rated middle and high schools.
4. Excellent Children’s Health Care
It’s important to have a reliable health care provider close for your family. Kansas City’s Children’s Mercy Hospital is one of the best around, with more than 700 pediatric specialists covering 40 pediatric specialties.
5. Lots of Green Space
Kansas City is home to 220 parks over 12,000 acres of green space, along with 100 miles of trails for running and biking, hundreds of athletic fields and tennis courts, 29 lakes, 61 picnic shelters, five golf courses and four museums.
5. Appreciation For the Arts
If you love the arts and humanities, you’re in luck here. You get access to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts, and the Kansas City Regional Arts Council.
Contact Moving Proz
If you are thinking about moving to Kansas City with your family, contact the local experts in moving: Moving Proz. We would be happy to give you a free quote when you call one of our three convenient KC-area locations: