September 10, 2014 by Leave a comment

So while the Chevrolet Malibu manufactured in Kansas City, Kansas might be tuned to be a fast car, the Internet service here might be a bit faster; Google is building a fiber-optic network in the city at no cost.  With blazing fast VoIP infrastructure as well as a stable manufacturing base, Kansas City, Kansas will be unique compared to its more well-known and bigger counterpart with the same name in Missouri.

Kansas City, Kansas is also home to the Kansas Speedway which hosts NASCAR events along with the Kansas City Steak Company, and by extension the “T-Bones” baseball team also complement the University of Kansas Medical Center located here, which makes Kansas City important as a healthcare and medical research hub, with the city using the Google announcement as a catalyst to spur further redevelopment of the city for stability and sustainable growth.

Housing prices here in Kansas City are very affordable; it was cited as one of the top “Reset” destinations, meaning for those who are looking to start fresh after bankruptcy or foreclosure.  Kansas City Kansas’s average listing price was $115,972 according to data published from Trulia. For a $275,000 property in Kansas City, the monthly payments for a thirty year mortgage ranged from $1,000 to $1,200 each month with twenty percent down, according to data published by Zillow. Interest rates for the loans surveyed by Zillow will range from 4.12 percent to 4.14 percent.

As a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, the affordability of the city makes it very attractive as a suburban option that also has enough economic opportunity and amenities to stand on its own merits that a long commute to the larger KC is not necessary.

For the top end options in the area, check out Morris, Mission Hills and Maywood neighborhoods of Kansas City.  But for the more affordable options within the area, check out the Prairie area and the Western half of the city.  Buyers can also check out Nearman Hills, Muncie-Stony Point, Turner, Rosedale and Victory Hills.  Other affordable areas include Shawnee Heights, Argentine, Riverview and Quindaro Bluffs.

Buyers can also look among the surrounding communities for other affordable options with excellent school systems (some among the best in the country) try Overland Park, Bonner Springs, Eudora, Bucyrus and Stilwell.


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