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Kansas City, Missouri   Add Favorite    78 Reviews | Review This Place




Pros

-Diverse economy
-Entertainment
-Attractive downtown

Cons

-Growth & sprawl
-Uninteresting physical setting
-Crime rates


What Bert Has To Say About Kansas City Metro Area


Kansas City is a large, prosperous, self-sufficient and culturally rich city located astride the Missouri River. The downtown area and most of the population are on the older Missouri side, filled with shaded neighborhoods and mixed development. For the past 20 years the big growth has been on the Kansas side to the southwest in suburbs like Overland Park, Lenexa, and Shawnee.


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Quick Facts About Kansas City


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Kansas City is 5.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Kansas City jobs have Increased by 3.95 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Kansas City's cost of living is 13.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Kansas City's population is 475,378 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 9.25 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 34 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Kansas City is $109,100. Home appreciation the last year has been -4.64 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Kansas City public schools spend $13,820 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.4 students per teacher in Kansas City.

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Reviews for Kansas City, Missouri


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  1/1/2017
Not a safe place to live

Have lived in Kansas City metro area most of my life, but I'm currently relocating. Violent crime is on the rise in K.C., 126 homicides in 2016, the deadliest in 8... (Read More)

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  4/11/2016
Kansas City

Kansas City is a steadily improving city that stradles the border of two states Missouri and Kansas. Not only is the west side booming, to the east there is Blue... (Read More)

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  10/11/2015
People

Let me be short here, people here are very un-friendly, very predigest, very, very, very RUDE and will back stab you in a minute. Horrible, horrible place to live... (Read More)

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