4 Reasons You’ll Love the Northland

4 Reasons You’ll Love the Northland


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The Kansas City metro area has a wide variety of neighborhoods—one for every taste. The “Northland” is the area north of the Missouri River, and is home to spectacular historical sites and wonderful parks.

Here are 4 great reasons you’ll love the Kansas City Northland.

Parkville’s wooded lots, historic downtown, and lakes.

Parkville is a fun, eclectic town with a long history—centered around Park University, a private 4-year college founded in 1875, that now has 11,000 students. The historic downtown is filled with art galleries, antique shops, and restaurants—and is located right alongside English Landing Park, on the Missouri River, which hosts a variety of annual festivals, including the Microbrew Fest and Christmas on the River. This woodsy, artsy town is also home to the 134-acre Riss Lake, which has tons of wooded lot homes, and is ideal for boating.

Liberty is the “#7 Best Place to Live” in the U.S.

Liberty, Missouri, is one of Kansas City’s hidden treasures—and was ranked #3 Best Town for Families (by Family Circle) and #7 Best Places to Live (by Money Magazine).  Visitors love walking the historic downtown square, where you can stop in and grab a bite to eat at one of the little cafes—like Ginger Sue’s or the Morning Day Café. Afterward, guests enjoy visiting the Jesse James Bank Museum, where you can see the bank as it was in 1866—the site of the first successful daylight peacetime bank robbery.

North Kansas City is the tiny suburb with an “urban feel.”

North Kansas City is just across the river from downtown Kansas City—and is connected to it by the Broadway and Chouteau Bridges. The 4,200 residents of this tiny, 4-square-mile suburb enjoy breathtaking views of the Kansas City skyline, and the perks of urban living—along with all the small community benefits of being a suburb. Residents love the walking trails and baseball fields at the 60-acre Macken Park, as well as the close proximity of Harrah’s North Kansas City.

Gladstone is our “All-America City.”

This small northern Kansas City suburb of 25,400 people was originally founded in 1952, and is now completely surrounded by the city. Designated as one of only 10 “All-America Cities” in 2008 in the National Civic League’s Annual competition, the city’s devoted residents enjoy highly competitive land costs—and low taxes, including no city earnings tax. They also love the 79-acre Happy Rock Park and Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum, a throwback to life on the prairie in the 1830s.

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