Cass County is south of the Kansas City metropolitan area and can be reached within a few minutes by a wide variety of highways. Some of the larger cities in Cass County include Raymore, Belton, Pleasant Hill, and Harrisonville. Cass County has plenty to offer individuals in the way of dining, entertainment, and shopping.
Belton has the charm of a small town and still has all the amenities of the big city nearby. Belton is located only minutes from Kansas City.
Belton has plenty to offer the community. The Belton, Grandview and Kansas City Railroad Co. is a short line passenger railroad and demonstration museum. They offer excursions on a line running south from Belton. Eagles Landing Golf Course is a public golf course in Belton. The course has received wonderful reviews from many of the local newspapers and magazines as well as from the general public. It is regarded as one of the best new public golf courses in the Kansas City area. High Blue Wellness Center features a six lane competition pool, zero-entry recreation pool with lazy river and two recreation slides, fitness equipment for cardio and strength, 1/12 mile indoor track, gymnasium for volleyball and basketball, aerobic classes including water aerobics, kids corner while you workout, and exclusive participation in fitness programs.
Restaurants and shopping make a marked impact in the area! Old Towne Shopping District boasts of several quaint restaurants including a tea room; a small shop that offers high quality bulk herbs, spices, teas, and essential oils; specialty store featuring NASCAR memorabilia; many antique shops, and more!
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Harrisonville is located south of Kansas City. Harrisonville is the seat of government for Cass County and has a population of approximately 10,000. The largest employers in the community are Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Wal-Mart SuperCenter, Harrisonville Schools, Cass Medical Center, and Cass County Government.
Harrisonville currently has over 400 acres of park land in 11 parks. One of the largest parks is City Park which is over 275 acres! City Park features Harrisonville Aquatic Center, lakes, ponds, shelters, tennis courts, basketball court, tree nursery, playground equipment, 9 hole sand green golf course, and a four mile hiking and fitness trail! Harrisonville Track and Skeet Range features a trap and skeet range, offices, and a class room for hunter safety training. For boating and fishing fun, be sure to visit Lake Harrisonville.
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Peculiar is a city in Cass County, in the Kansas City metro area. The town motto is, appropriately enough, "Where the 'odds' are with you." One tradition says the community was named by a spiritualist who declared it peculiar that he had seen the site in a vision. Another theory says the name originated with a postmaster who repeatedly submitted names to the postal service, only to have them all rejected. He was told to try something "peculiar".
The City Of Peculiar is growing and incorporating new land, business and residents continuously. However, it remains a wonderful, warm community, with a 'small town' feel, in which to raise a family.
Pleasant Hill attracts residents who are seeking a peaceful setting in the country with all the benefits of the city close at hand. City and Cass County growth has nearly doubled in the past 30 years, with the biggest spurt over the last 10 years. Families are drawn to the area where a sense of neighborhood exists, providing a solid network of support from caring people. Country living also attracts residents, as rural areas are dotted with new homes on small acreages.
Pleasant Hill is basically a middle class community with the majority of families having both parents working. Agricultural, manufacturing, service and public sector opportunities translate into local jobs for many residents.
The school district operates five campuses and a central office. A Primary School serves pre-Kindergarten through Grade Two, an Elementary School sees Grades three and four, an Intermediate School serves grades five and six, a Middle School meets Grades seven through eight and a High School serves freshmen sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
There are over 300 acres of park land including 7 baseball/softball fields, football field, multiple soccer fields, swimming pool, fair grounds, and a nature trail. If you like to golf, there are three 18 hole public courses, one 36 hole public course, and one 9 hole public course. In the fall, be sure to visit Schucks 12 acre corn maze and pumpkin patch! Restaurants, shopping, and entertainment abound in this beautiful community.
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Raymore is located in Cass County, which is just south of Grandview. Raymore has the small town feel with the convenience of being located near highways to get you anywhere within a short period of time.
Raymore is a wonderful community to live in especially if you have school aged children. The Raymore-Peculiar R-II School District is accredited with distinction in performance from the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This is the highest accreditation level available from the state. The District encompasses six elementary schools, two intermediate schools, two middle schools, a freshman center, a senior high school and an alternative high school.
If you are an individual who enjoys the outdoors, Raymore offers several parks right in our own little city! Memorial Park is located off Olive Street behind Raymore Elementary School. The park area encompasses 20+ acres and has a good mix of passive and active space. The park is the host of several of Raymore’s special events and festivals. Located on the southern end of town on 90 acres, Recreation Park is the largest of Raymore’s four existing parks. It boasts of a six field baseball / softball complex, soccer fields, lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball court, football field, 1.25 mile walking trail, playground area, and a fishing pond! The Raymore Parks and Recreation Board has been developing a city-wide trails system for many years. Efforts began in 2003 with the construction of a greenway trail throughout a variety of subdivisions. These trails provide safe and smooth walking surfaces for individuals and families to enjoy.
There are a variety of banks, churches, grocery stores, restaurants, and specialty stores that make Raymore a wonderful community to be a part of!
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