2017 Ratings & Rankings

Millennials Thrive in Kansas and Missouri
Kansas and Missouri rank in the top 20 best states for millennials due to affordability, education and health, quality of life, economic health, and civic engagement. WalletHub, April 2017

Tax Day ins't so Painful in Missouri and Kansas
Missouri residents are in the top 10 and Kansas residents are among the top 20 states to experience a big bang for their buck for taxpayer ROI compared to the rest of the nation. WalletHub, April 2017

Best State for Doctors
According to WalletHub, Kansas ranks No. 5 best state for doctors in the U.S., making it a desirable location for doctors to practice. The key metrics include: average annual wage, hospitals per capita, quality of public hospital system, and more. WalletHub, April 2017

One of the Least Stressed States
Missouri ranks among the top 20 least stressed states in the U.S. based on 33 key indicators of stress including average work hours, personal bankruptcy rate, and adequate sleep. WalletHub, April 2017

No. 2 City for Women in Tech
Kansas City is ranked No. 2 Best City for Women in Tech based on gender pay gap, income after housing cost, women as a percentage of the tech workforce, and four-year tech employment growth. SmartAsset, March 2017

Most Spectacular Theatre in the U.S.
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is first on the list, touting its shell shaped performance halls and 20-meter-high, glass-walled atrium overlooking picturesque views of Kansas City. Curbed, March 2017 

Bronze Winning Healthy City
City Health rated the 40-largest cities in the U.S. and awarded Kansas City gold in clean indoor air, silver for high-quality pre-kindergarten and an overall bronze medal for city health. City Health, March 2017

Live Large in KC
Kansas City is ranked as one of the best places to find a job, receive a good salary and buy a home, but best of all you can affordably "live large." Calculations for the stretch per dollar are based on salaries and home values. CNBC, February 2017 

Home to a Very Important Beer
According to 21 beer industry luminaries, Boulevard Brewing Company's Tank 7 is one of the "Most Important American Craft Beers Ever Brewed." Chicago Tribune, February 2017

Best Place to Live
Kansas City ranks in the top 50 Best Places to Live in the U.S. based on its quality of life, value of living, job market, and more. U.S. News, February 2017

Underappreciated City You Should Move To
Kansas City, Missouri is the "unlikely stomping ground of hip urbanites" looking for a lively "arts and cultural scene that rivals the Coasts," along with rock-bottom cost of living, free high speed internet, craft beer, flea markets, pop-ups, exhibits and more. Thrillist, February 2017

One of America's Most Artistic Towns
Kansas City's diverse and experimental arts scene changes the definition of Midwestern culture, with landmarks like the, Crossroads Arts District, First Fridays, Historical Southmoreland, Kansas City Art Institute, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, private collections, and more. Expedia, February 2017

KC is One of the Healthiest Cities in America
WalletHub evaluated 150 of the most populated cities in the U.S. based on 34 indicators of good health. The "data set ranges from 'cost of doctor visit' to 'fruit and vegetable consumption' to 'fitness clubs per capita.'" WalletHub, February 2017 

Busiest Metros for Commercial Construction
In 2016, Kansas City ranked No. 15 busiest metro for commercial construction efforts. The city saw double digit gains compared to 2015, a decline in vacancies, low interest rates and more. Dodge Data & Analytics, February 2017

Love is in the Air
Kansas City ranks No. 8 most romantic city in America. The results were determined by percentage of restaurants rated "romantic," percentage of tables seated for two, and the percentage of people that dined out on Valentine's Day. OpenTable, February 2017

Kansas City is "a Little Weird"
Kansas City is the No. 8 quirkiest city in America in part due to its museums and history. Outside the box experiences like the 1950s All-Electric House and Arabia Steamboad Museum are just a few reasons KC is on of America's favorite quirks. Travel and Leisure, January 2017

KC Ranks No. 8 for Satisfying your Sweet Tooth
Whether a frozen cocktail, simple éclair or anything in between tickles your sweet tooth, Kansas City's "European pomp" sets the tone for luxury sweets. Travel and Leisure, January 2017

No. 5 in Outstanding Architecture
One of Kansas City's most beloved museums, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, is named one of 16 museums with outstanding architecture. The translucent glass of the Bloch Building lets in natural light by day and glows by night. Curbed, January 2017

10 Best Cities for Job Hunters in 2017
Fast Company names Kansas City No. 4 best city for career opportunities in 2017. Also provided is a list of the top five industries in KC: healthcare, automotive, retail, finance and insurance, business. Fast Company, January 2017 

Top 25 Coolest Places to Visit with the Kids
America's largest edible landscape is at Powell Gardens near Kansas City, Missouri. Visitors can learn about nuts, grains fruits and vegetables, and even sample some produce. GoBankingRates, January 2017

Named a Top Winter Travel Destination
Come and get a taste of the city. Take a tour on a double decker bus, ride the streetcar, visit the Nelson-Atkin Museum of Art, and much more. USA Today, January 2017

Kansas City: Home of the Largest Home Lot
Approximately 7 percent of the Kansas City population lives on a minimum of 5 acres. Kansas City has "room to roam" and a cost of living that allows homeowners to do just that. LawnStarter, January 2017

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