Living In Kansas City

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is in Kansas City, Missouri, which is part of a dynamic bi-state metro area of more than two million people.



Kansas City has a long and exciting history that spans its start as a small plains settlement to the bustling and vibrant metropolitan that it is today. But there is something unique about the Kansas City of today — it’s a palpable energy and spirit that flows throughout the city. It’s a combination of Midwestern charm and hospitality mixed with an exciting revival of local culture, arts and entertainment, cuisine, sports and recreation, business, and education.

There’s something for everyone here. Come take a closer look!



Kansas City boasts an eclectic cultural scene that ranges from ethnic celebrations, food fests, and parades to farmers’ markets, outdoor concerts, and craft beer festivals.

In addition to our internationally known museums, Kansas City is home to a growing collection of fine art galleries and studios. Performing arts abound in Kansas City, whether it’s the latest Broadway hit, a symphony performance, or a sold-out concert tour.

From barbecue and steak to craft beer and bourbon, Kansas City serves up a plethora of mouthwatering must-haves. You’ll find a variety of offerings from casual to upscale that will delight your senses. Home to award-winning chefs and restaurants, Kansas City’s culinary scene is thriving.

‘There’s something for everyone’ couldn’t be truer than when it comes to outdoor adventure. Whether it’s biking, hiking, sailing, disc golf, climbing, yoga, fishing, golfing, or pickleball, Kansas City won’t disappoint.

And, yes, Kansas City is home to several championship sports teams! And Kansas City has been selected as one of the host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Low cost of living, affordable housing, and an educated workforce make Kansas City a top choice for diverse industries. From fast-growing entrepreneurial businesses to large nationwide organizations, each contribute to the flourishing economic fabric of our city.

Among our award-winning area school districts, you’ll find a choice of public and private school options that boast high-quality, innovative academic programs. The area is also home to nearly 40 colleges, universities, and technical schools.

Go to Visit KC or KCUR's New Resident Guide to further explore the Kansas City area.

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