Walkable, tree-lined neighborhoods surround the KUMC campus, which is within easy reach of major attractions, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Country Club Plaza, a shopping district celebrated for its architecture and pedestrian-oriented design.
The campus is less than five miles from downtown Kansas City, Mo., which has been enhanced in recent years by the additions of an 18,000-seat arena, an entertainment district and a $326 million performing arts center.
Known nationally for jazz and barbecue, Kansas City is also a haven for visual artists, fashion designers and theater companies. The local NASCAR, professional football (Chiefs), baseball (Royals) and soccer (Sporting KC) teams compete in new and modernized stadiums. Parents find they have a number attractive public and private school options for their children.