2021 Ratings & Rankings

Children's Mercy Recognized as a Top Pediatric Hospital
Children's Mercy Kansas City was recently named in the 2021-2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" report, recognizing it among the best in the country in multiple pediatric specialities. Children's Mercy Kansas City, June 2021

Overland Park Named Best Place to Raise a Family
Thanks to high median income and affordability, Overland Park, Kansas has been recognized as the best place in the United States to raise a family. Wallet Hub, June 2021

KC Ranks in Top Cities for Tech Industry Job Growth
Kansas City added the third highest percentage of tech jobs anywhere in the United States in 2020, behind only Austin and San Francisco. KC Tech Council, May 2021

KC Communities Rank High in U.S. Cities Where Women Are Most Successful
Overland Park, Kansas; Olathe, Kansas; and Kansas City, Missouri, all rank among the top U.S. cities for successful women, recognizing the KC area’s high percentage of educated women and female entrepreneurship. SmartAsset, April 2021

Hotel Kansas City Makes Global ‘Best New Hotels’ List
Recognized among hotels located in 29 countries, Hotel Kansas City was established as a men’s social club at the turn of the 20th century. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel features Gothic Revival architecture and is located near Kansas City’s popular Power & Light District. Travel + Leisure, April 2021

Kansas City Among Nation’s Best-Paying Metros for Recent College Grads
KC is recognized as the No. 3 location in the U.S. for young professionals due to its median entry-level job earnings, cost of living and percentage of recent graduates living in the metro. Self Financial, March 2021

KC Named Top 10 for Net Migration Gains
The Kansas City region ranks No. 8 among 38 major metros for the largest migration gains since the start of the pandemic. Top regions listed offer strong affordability, manageable housing prices and spacious geography. LinkedIn, March 2021

Lee’s Summit Ranks Among Most Livable Small Cities
Coming in No. 12 out of 291 cities across the country, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is recognized for its concentration of entertainment establishments, restaurants, bars and health care options, home affordability, unemployment rate and average commute time. SmartAsset, March 2021

Four KC Communities Named Best Cities to Live in America
Kansas City, Missouri; Leawood, Kansas; Overland Park, Kansas; and Prairie Village, Kansas, all rank among the top places to live in the country for their affordable cost of living, number of job opportunities, local amenities and more. Niche, March 2021

The Best Work-From-Home Cities for 2021
Lenexa ranks as one of the "Best Work-From-Home Cities for 2021" by PC Mag thanks to affordability, livability and more. PC Mag, February 2021

The New York Times Highlights KC Cost of Living
See how a $699,000, five-bedroom house within a short distance to amenities including The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art stacks up against homes in Pennsylvania and California. The New York Times, February 2021

Cities with the Most Technology Jobs Per Capita
Kansas City ranks No. 14 in the large metro category in Spanning Backup's "Cities with the Most Technology Jobs Per Capita" list thanks to employment in computer and math occupations, median annual wage and more. Spanning Backup, January 2021

Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2021
Location, rentals, generosity and more ranked Kansas City one of the “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2021” by MovieMaker for the second year in a row. MovieMaker, January 2021

KC Ranks No. 1 Best City in the U.S. for Remote Work
The KC region is the top location in the country for remote work for its cost of living, Wi-Fi speed, co-working spaces, and coffee shops per capita. Lonely Planet, January 2020

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