If you’re not familiar with the Greater Kansas City metro area, what you’ll find may surprise you – a vibrant city and flourishing suburban communities, rolling hills and tree-lined boulevards, a thriving economy driven by thousands of small businesses, tech start-ups, medical research, and headquarters of companies like Hallmark and Sprint. Many outsiders are confused that there’s a Kansas City, Kansas and a Kansas City, Missouri. Simply put, we are one big metropolitan area that happens to have a state border down the middle.

Each side has its bragging rights but we Kansas Citians treat it as one.


 

Kansas City's top spots for new construction: 

 

Overland Park, Olathe, Shawnee, Lenexa, DeSoto, Spring Hill, GardnerLeawood, Prairie Village, BasehorLouisburgLee's Summit, Independence, Raymore, Gladstone


 

Attactions and events in Kansas City: 

 

Kansas City is a booming metropolitan that hosts grand events all year long. There's something for everyone on both sides of the state line.

Kansas City Restauraunt Week: Every January, over a hundred of the hottest restaurants in the city participate in this 10-day two weekend event. These restaurants serve up a fun experience for foodies alike. Eat your way through Kansas City and experience new cuisine while supporting your local restaurants.

Kansas City Film Fest: Celebrate the power of storytelling through this one-of -a-kind cinematic experience. Since it's beginning in 97', attendees have come back every April for this 4-day event. 

Bacon Fest: Bacon inspired meals, bacon eating contest and beer to wash it all down. Sounds like a great time! Save your arteries for this greasy event held every May. 

NASCAR Race Weekend: Grab your crew and a fan to watch speedsters race across the track and battle for the first place title. With unpredictable tracks, this event gushes non-stop action and entertainment every June.  

Festival of Butterflies: Fly into the magical world of butterflies at the Powel Botanical Gardens every July/August. Special programming, family-friendly activities and exotic butterflies are offered at this annual event. 

Must-see attractions any day of the year: Missouri Repertory TheaterThe Country Club Plaza  (Kansas City's oldest outdoor shopping district), First Fridays in the Crossroads DistrictKaufman Center for Performing Arts, and go Chiefs crazy and catch a home game for the Kansas City Chiefs 

For more information on local attractions and events visit www.visitkc.com