Best Neighborhoods in Kansas City for Families
July 7, 2011
Kansas City is full of diverse neighborhoods that are great for families. Before you decide to move and call a Kansas City mover, be sure to investigate the best neighborhoods to live in. Determine what is important to you. Is it healthy schools? Is it low crime? Are you looking for access to shopping and cultural attractions? What is your budget for housing? Once you have a wish list of what you want and need, you can start to make decisions about your new neighborhood.
Some of the best schools are in neighborhoods such as Weatherby Lake, Parkville/Park College, Northern Heights, and Lake Waukomis/Platte Woods. These all have a rating of at least 81 out of 100 for the quality of their schools, with 100 being the best rating, according to greatschools.org.
Overall popular neighborhoods include Birmingham, Oakview/Oakwood, City Center, Northmoor, and Avondale. Neighborhoods with low crime include Weatherby Lake, Parkville/Park College, and Knobtown.
Lake Lotawana is a small community near the limestone cliffs in Missouri that is great for families. Families can be seen playing on and around this deep, clear lake. Boating clubs and gardening clubs are prevalent. This community has its own police and fire departments, and is known for its AAA schools.
Prairie Village is an established group of communities with tree-lined streets and green spaces. It is West of State Line and South of Mission Hills. This is the place for families who enjoy a small town atmosphere where you can get to know your neighbors. Another bonus of this neighborhood is that no matter where you live you are close to shopping, dining and entertainment.
When you are decided on your new neighborhood, a Kansas City mover can get you there with ease. Be sure to reach out and meet your neighbors, and begin to join in with the community as soon as you can. The locals will fill you in on all he family friendly activities in the area.
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