4 Reasons You’ll Love Raytown

4 Reasons You’ll Love Raytown


Residents of Raytown, Missouri have a lot to be excited about over the next few years. The city of 29,500 people announced in 2016 that it is initiating multiple public and private redevelopment projects—including a streetscape remodeling of the historic downtown, plus a redevelopment of 75th Street.

And healthcare technology giant Cerner Corp. is developing a $4.45 billion campus nearby on the former Bannister Mall site, which will add 16,000 jobs to the area in the next 10 years—and has already begun boosting local development of new entertainment, dining, and shopping amenities.

Affordable home prices.

Raytown is an “up and coming” suburban community in the Kansas City area where you can still get a lot of suburban home for a reasonable price. A 3-bedroom home here can cost up to $50,000 less than other suburbs in the metro area, with more amenities. With its excellent location—Raytown is only 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City, and 10 minutes from downtown Lee’s Summit—it makes for an easy commute. It’s also a short, 5-minute drive from Kauffman and Arrowhead Stadiums, home of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Royals.

The unique beers at Crane Brewing.

The Founders of Crane have assembled a top-notch team of beer specialists at the new Crane Brewing, producing an innovative array of Saison, Berliner Weiss, and Lambic styles of microbrew. Come down and sample the Tea Weiss, Grapefruit Gose, and Farmhouse IPA.

Fun family entertainment.

The Extreme Grand Prix Indoor Family Fun Center and Indoor Go Karts has fun for every age, including an arcade, billiards, cosmic go kart racing, and a space for live sports viewing, complete with beer and wings.

Healthy activities.

The brand-new Raytown Schools Wellness Center is a top-of-the-line fitness facility with a cardio theater, group exercise classes, kids club, pool, and innovative biometrics registration system, with monthly memberships available to Raytown-area residents and employees. Cave Spring Nature Trail winds through 36 wooded acres plus an historic district, where wagon trails parked in the 1840s. On the National Register of Historic Places, it also includes a bird sanctuary, butterfly garden, nature center, and water garden.

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