Jackson County, Missouri, is the second most populous county in Missouri after St. Louis County, owing mostly to the presence of Kansas City. The Missouri River comprises Jackson County's northern border. The county has historically been a major traveling point for American river travel. Jackson County is home to 18 unique communities -- each with its own personality, government officials and amenities.
Blue Springs, Missouri is one of the fastest growing communities in the ten county metropolitan area. With a population of 56,000 and growing, this thriving community is a choice location for families who enjoy being close to nature and just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
Blue Springs enjoys the benefits of nationally recognized, schools, affordable housing, outdoor recreation opportunities, excellent health care, hiking trails, parks, and a very central location. All of these are included in the many reasons families choose to live in Blue Springs! These amenities provide the foundation of a quality lifestyle.
Grandview, Missouri is a dynamic town just minutes south of bustling Kansas City. It was here in Grandview on his family's farm where President Harry Truman first started his journey into a life of public service. With its small-town atmosphere and long history of active community leaders, Grandview is able to offer its 25,000 residents all the benefits and convenience of a diverse city.
Grandview is a popular choice for families who want to be in the metropolitan area, but prefer the amenities of a smaller community. Nestled along U.S. Highway 71 and centrally-located, dynamic town is just minutes south of bustling Kansas City. The 4,830-acre Longview Lake recreation area is on the city’s northeast border. From the quiet neighborhoods to the busy shopping districts, from the rolling hills to Longview Lake, there is plenty to explore Grandview’s treasures.
Independence is known as the "Queen City of the Trails” because it was a point of departure of the California, Oregon and Santa Fe Trails. The city also played a pivotal role in the early history of the Latter Day Saint movement, and is home to the international headquarters of several Latter Day Saint denominations, most notably the Community of Christ, whose Temple is located there. This city is rich with heritage and provides an exceptional quality of life and had a vision of opportunity for visitors and residents alike.
There's so much to see and do in Independence. From unique shops to wonderful heritage sites that shaped our nation; it's all here in a great hometown atmosphere you are sure to enjoy.
Lee’s Summit, the third-largest city in Missouri based on geographic size, also prides itself on being family friendly. Besides the award-winning schools, the area is ripe with lakes, outdoor parks, public libraries, and year-round youth athletic and non-athletic activities. Its strong heritage endures as the city steadily blossoms into a beautiful suburb supporting more than 90,000 residents. Lee's Summit is now spreading its wings as the city "Where Quality Comes to Life."
Rich in history, Downtown Lee's Summit is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its strong ties to the railroad continue to this day - visitors can hop on a passenger train at the downtown Amtrak station. And with over 40 retail shops, Downtown Lees Summit is a great place to shop and features a seasonal Farmer’s Market.
From its early days as a farming community to the vibrant economy and active business community of today, Lee's Summit has maintained the essence of a small town.
Raytown, Missouri is the twenty first largest city in the State of Missouri. From the central location in the metropolitan area to the extensive park system, safe, tree lined neighborhoods, excellent schools and broad choices in affordable housing; Raytown is truly a community of choice for residents and business owners alike. The future keeps looking bright for Raytown. Plans for redevelopment along the highly traveled 350 Highway corridor will add new shopping and dining experiences, while additional redevelopment planning is underway in the downtown to restore and reinvigorate the heart of the community. Raytown has a variety of recreational pursuits available for young and old. There are abundant parks that offer softball, tennis, volleyball, soccer, shuffleboard and horseshoe facilities. Super Splash USA, a water park with several age-specific water slides, sun decks, zero-depth entry pools, lily pad, and log walks has a wide array of patron amenities. A BMX track draws riders from surrounding cities. Clean picnic shelters, playgrounds, bike and hike trails, a skateboard facility, and a fishing pond are available in the park system for residents to enjoy.
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