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Fun in Kansas City:

American Jazz Museum –   18th & Vine -this is where it all  started! Count Basie, among others, played here in the 30’s and 40’s. Kansas City jazz style developed by building on the Big Band sound and adding some blues & improv.   You may be familiar with Charlie Parker, one of Kansas City’s most famous jazz musicians.    Plan on spending a couple of hours in the museum and another hour or two at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum next door.    Dine in style at the Peach Tree Restaurant or grab something at the Vine Street Deli – all mere steps away.   Or, travel a few blocks east, go north on Brooklyn and eat at the world-famous Arthur Bryant’s BBQ!

Ballet – 1616 Broadway – The Kansas City Ballet  formed in 1957.   They usually do 3 different shows plus the Nutcracker in Kansas City every year. In addition, the troupe may travel to other cities for performances.

City of Kansas City website – city offices, parks & recreation, etc.Crown Center Fountains in Kansas City

Crown Center 2450 Grand – between Hallmark Headquarters & the Liberty Memorial. Park in the garage and tour the shops, restaurants, hotel, & special events – a must see!  There are a few condos with full amenities adjacent to Crown Center – great place for out-of-town guests! BTW- The Liberty Memorial was designated as the National World War I Memorial in 2009.

Country Club Plaza shopping, restaurants, special events. Living & dining on the Plaza has been a tradition since it was built in the 1920’s. The architecture reflects the Spanish style that JC Nichols fell in love with during his European excursion. It’s a marvelous place to stroll about with sculptures and fountains at every turn. The lighting of the Plaza Lights each  Thanksgiving is an event to attend at least once. Try taking a ride in one of the horse-drawn carriages after dinner! Condos on the Plaza can still be bought though you will pay for the premium location.

John Wornall House Museum located at 61st & Wornall, this Greek Revival home was one of the original homesteads, circa 1858. Many activities & displays.

Kansas City JAZZ – concerts, performances, pub crawls, etc.

KC Chiefs Our football team plays at Arrowhead Stadium which was originally built in 1972 and enjoyed an artful expansion and renovation in 2004 under the direction of architect Charles Deaton.

KC Royals Our baseball team plays at Kauffman Stadium, a state of the art facility with more bells and whistles than you can imagine.   Who would have thought of adding a miniature golf course to the promenade?

Libraries Public Johnson County

Libraries Public MO – We have public libraries at 10 different locations.   The Central Library, at 10th & Baltimore,  opened in 2004 after a $50 million renovation project converted the old First National Bank building into a modern, urban library. Though the renovation was extensive, the builders maintained the marble columns and fine old mouldings.

Libraries Other libraries (school, medical, research, law, etc.)

Metropolitan Dance Theater 6833 Prospect

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is a world
class museum. The Bloch building, recently added to house the many
displays, created international controversy among artists and architects.

The Rep Kansas City Repertory Theater in the James C. Olson Performing Arts Center on the UMKC campus at 4949 Cherry

Sprint Center Located at 14th & Grand, the Sprint Center is part of the downtown rejuvenation.

The Sprint Center, appearing like a giant spaceship in downtown KC, hosts concerts from world-renowned performers such as Elton John, Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift and John Mayer.   It is also the place for the College Basketball experience!

SymphonyKansas City Symphony @ The Lyric Theatre 11th & Central. The Lyric Theatre, built in 1926 is a beautiful building in its own right and an excellent place to enjoy performances by the The Lyric Opera, the Kansas City Ballet and the Kansas City Symphony.

Zoo – Our Kansas City Zoo, iMax Theater, and STARLIGHT THEATER are all at 6800 Zoo Drive accessed from Swope Parkway south of 63rd St.

Listed above are but a few of the sights to see in Kansas City. If you have company coming into town and don’t know where to take them, call me for more ideas.

Facts about Kansas City:
  • More than 400 flights per day take off and land at the Kansas City International Airport (MCI).
  • Kansas City ranks as #1 in inland foreign trade zone space.
  • Our rail system carries 300 freight arrivals and departures every day. (To be increased with the new BNI hubs)
  • Only Paris claims more boulevards than Kansas City.
  • Kansas City has more fountains than any other city in the world with the exception of Rome.
  • There are over 125 parks in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Kansas City.
  • We have some of the world’s best BBQ! (Gates, Jack Stack, BB’s, Arthur Bryant’s)

Other Useful Information:

Brookside Business Association – Brookside KCMO – a truly walkable neighborhood with everything one needs – grocery stores, restaurants, pubs, post office, shops – charming and convenient. 63rd & Wornall

Credit Solutions:
Filing a Fraud Alert
Experian Credit Freeze
Transunion Freeze
Annual Credit Report

DMV KS – 913.829.2501  Driver’s License;   913.826.1800   Motor Vehicle

DMV MO – Driver’s License site

Family Watchdog – check for sex offenders  *** This one is good nationwide***

FBI – one never knows ***Also good nationwide****

House Values by Zip Code courtesy of the Kansas
City Star.

HUD-U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Official government site.

I.R.S. – Official site of the Internal Revenue Service for tax questions.

Jackson County – Taxes, Marriage license, Sheriff, etc.

Johnson County – Taxes, Sheriff, recreation, appraiser, etc.

Kansas City MissouriOfficial City Government site.

Kansas City Transportation Authority – call 816-221-0660 City Buses (The Metro)

Kansas City Board of Elections – 816.842.4020 – Call before each election as locations may change.

Kansas City Dream Home Program – grants & loans

KC Home Values – três cool scroll over to see home values by zip code

Kansas City Crime Map – shows crimes by type in all KC metro areas

Lakes around Kansas City -Lotawana, Waukomis, Smithville, etc

The Best Free, Online MortgageCalculator
I have found.

Best site to search for homes for sale in Kansas City and surrounding areas. It allows you to organize your searches into categories, zip codes, price, city, or number of bedrooms.  This site also gives you the ability to receive updates on your favorite homes and keep the ones you know you don’t want from continually popping up every time you visit the site.

RESTORE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Recycles building supplies i.e. doors, bricks, stoves, paint, tile, marble, granite, sinks, tubs, plumbing, roof shingles. Builders donate overages or items taken out when remodeling. The supplies are then sold at very low prices. Save money; save the planet. Restore is down by the river bottom but will be opening another store where the old Mar-Beck was in Waldo.
SCHOOLS – KCMO, SM, Blue Springs, Raymore, NKC, Olathe, all KC public and private schools.

SENIOR RESOURCES – Resources for seniors and their families

Sites to See in Kansas City
– just the highlights

Traffic – KC MODOT Traffic flow, cameras, incidents


The Hunger Site – click to give food – free clicking

United States Postal Service – don’t forget to change your address 2 weeks before your move! **

Utility Information KS & MO
– Remember to call to switch utilities 2 weeks before closing.

WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOODS – check to see how your present or future address scores for walkability!

Weather Underground – Kansas City Weather including radar maps
**Good Worldwide**

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