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Living and Working in Kansas City

Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, are abuzz with opportunities. Get to know why we love calling the City of Fountains home.

A metropolitan area of 2.3 million people, Kansas City offers the diversity and excitement of a large city with the charm and convenience of Midwest living.

Walkable, tree-lined neighborhoods surround the KU Medical Center campus, which is within easy reach of the city's top destinations, 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, Missouri, and close to many of the metro's lively arts and entertainment districts, museums and restaurants. 

Between Arrowhead Stadium and Allen Fieldhouse, we're proud to have the loudest fans in the world.
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Kansas City is home to more than 240 neighborhoods—each unique with its own history, charm and attractions. Take a closer look at the neighborhood around our campus at Rainbow Boulevard and 39th Street. You won't want to miss all the things to see and do around Kansas City, Kansas

Interested in exploring the area? Here are some of the most popular neighborhoods around the metro:


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With such a vibrant food scene in Kansas City, your toughest decision will be where to start. Check out some tips from the experts who never tire of tasting all the best KC has to offer:

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Known nationally for bebop and barbecue, Kansas City is also a haven for visual artists, fashion designers and theater companies. The Kansas City Chiefs football team, Kansas City Royals baseball team and Sporting Kansas City soccer club compete in new and modernized stadiums. Parents find they have a number of attractive public and private school options for their children. Traffic moves freely on the metropolitan area's extensive network of highways.

In 2021, Travel and Leisure magazine identified Kansas City as a top-20 Best Places to Travel while in 2019 Thrillist named it 12th on its list of "The Best 25 Cities to Spend a Weekend." The 2021-2022 rankings from U.S. News and World Report recognized the lower cost to living in Kansas City versus other large metros, placing it #23 on Cheapest Places to Live in the nation. Also in 2021, Niche, a website that compiles ratings and reviews for places throughout the U.S., listed Overland Park, Kansas, as 4th on its 50 Best Places to Live in the U.S. The southwestern suburb is only 8 miles from the KU Medical Center campus. 

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Social and Cultural Activities

Looking for family-friendly social and cultural activities in Kansas City and surrounding areas? Check out a list compiled by the Office of Graduate Medical Education.
Social and Cultural Activities