Kansas City, informally
called "KC," is the largest city in the U.S.
state of Missouri and is the anchor city of the Kansas
City Metropolitan Area, the second largest metro area
in Missouri. It encompasses 318 square miles (820 km2)
in parts of Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte counties.
It is one of two county seats of Jackson County, the
other being Independence, which is to the city's east.
As of February 6, 2009, it was revealed that the US
census had underestimated Kansas City's population,
and re-released it to be 475,830, with a metro area
of over two million.
Kansas City Retirement Housing
Options: In Kansas City there are unique housing
options which include condos, apartments for rent, high
rises, retirement communities, lofts, co-ops, luxury
condos, top end townhouses and other housing for over
55 boomers and seniors.
Foxwood Springs located in Raymore, Missouri
near Kansas City is a Continuing Care Retirement Community.
We offer exceptional Independent Living, Personalized
Assisted Living, Alzheimer's and Dementia Care and Skilled
Nursing Care options for seniors. Nestled in a scenic,
rural setting with beautifully manicured courtyards,
Foxwood Springs offers residents a wonderful place to
call home. Our extensive transportation services make
all of your favorite restaurants, shops and local attractions
easily accessible. At Foxwood Springs, our convenient
setting is matched only by the convenience you’ll
enjoy through our numerous services. Our restaurant-style
dining will have you anxiously anticipating your next
meal. And you’ll find plenty of opportunity for
activities and socializing, whether it’s taking
a relaxing swim in our indoor, heated swimming pool;
getting in a quick workout on our tennis court; or simply
shooting a game of pool with friends. There’s
something for everyone at Foxwood Springs! Choose from
spacious apartments or lovely garden homes, and rest
easy knowing a full continuum of care is available should
your needs change. With staff available 24 hours a day,
you’ll be able to live life to the fullest at
Place – A distinguished retirement
community in the heart of it all. That's Bishop Spencer
Place, now celebrating 15 years in our landmark location
near the Country Club Plaza. Those who live at Bishop
Spencer Place love their Madison Avenue address, with
easy access to culture, cuisine and adventure in every
direction. Our modern, well-designed residences have
all the comforts of home, but none of the hassles. You'll
find the neighbors sociable, the staff members hospitable
and helpful. And everyone raves about our exceptional
cuisine provided by PB&J Restaurants, our renowned
dining services partner. While most residents lead active
lives in our independent living apartments, they and
their families are pleased to know we have a full continuum
of on-site health care if ever needed — including
assisted living, skilled nursing and private-duty care.
We also have a close affiliation with Saint Luke's Hospital,
located just 2 blocks east of Bishop Spencer Place.
Missouri Retirement Communities
Kansas City, Missouri,
is organized into a system of more than 240 neighborhoods,
some with histories as independent cities or the sites
of major events. Downtown, the center of the city, is
currently undergoing major redevelopment with new condos,
apartments, offices and The Power & Light District
(shopping/entertainment development) complete with bars,
restaurants, a grocery store with a tony roof-top pool
club called The Jones, a theatre and The Sprint Center.
All these things have made downtown/midtown a more viable
residential option more than ever. Near Downtown, the
urban core of the city has a variety of neighborhoods,
including historical Westport, Ivanhoe, Hyde Park, Squire
Park, the Crossroads Arts District, 18th and Vine Historic
District, Pendleton Heights, Quality Hill, the West
Bottoms, and the River Market; one up-and-coming "newer"
neighborhood just minutes from downtown is upscale Briarcliff,
though it is in the so-called "North-land"
or simply "North of the River". Two other
"near" downtown neighborhoods that are very
popular and have unique appeal include the Country Club
Plaza (or simply the "Plaza"), south Plaza
and nearby Brookside. Source: wikipedia.com
Here are some other reasons
to choose retirement living in Kansas City.
studies have shown that a good group of friends is more
important to a happy retirement than money or health.
Kansas City offers many opportunities with civic groups
and hobby clubs to generate a solid core group of friends.
These friends can help ward off the problems of aging
like dementia and health issues.
rural living isn't good for seniors who can't drive
since they require someone's help to get around. The
expenses of transportation add up quickly for fixed-income
seniors so the public transportation of Kansas City
is quite beneficial. Even better is that most public
transit systems have senior rates that are much cheaper
Access to Medical Services:
it's pretty obvious that if you live near a hospital,
you're more likely to survive a medical emergency. Despite
how your mind feels, the body starts to break down and
there's a good chance you'll need a hospital visit during
your retirement years. Living in Kansas City is great
since there are more specialists and medical services
available and at cheaper rates.
Access to Local Businesses:
city living offers walking distance to most businesses
that you'll ever use in your retirement years. Even
if you need to travel, there are a lot more shopping
centers and discount stores in urban areas.
Fitness: exercise is
critical to keeping healthy during your retirement years.
Cities have every type of fitness facility from standard
fitness centers to niche fitness places like indoor
rock climbing walls so there's something for everyone.
Even if you want to exercise on your own, there's tons
of parks or indoor malls to enjoy walking in.
today’s seniors know the importance of exercising
their brains, as well as their bodies. Urban living
provides access to a wide range of classes, through
local universities, museums, city recreation departments,
etc. Enrolling in these types of courses can help stave
off the depression that some people feel once they stop
working full time.
Food and Entertainment:
retirement should be full of activities you never had
a chance to enjoy while working. Dinners out to fancy
restaurants or weekend getaways to a nearby city or
historical site are all possible living in a city. Usually,
cities have tons of entertainment venues like theaters
and museums and there's always something going on. Greater
Downtown Kansas City is cool – from the historic
River Market to jazzy 18th & Vine; from the artistic
Crossroads to the bubbly Martini Corner; from the hot
and spicy Westside to the Sprint Center, Midland Theatre
and P&L District,; from the vibrancy of Crown Center
and Union Station to the nobility of Liberty Memorial
and the National WWI Museum.
The sum of Downtown’s parts adds
up to an exciting destination and diverse neighborhood
with synergy, vibrancy and uniqueness unrivaled in the
region. It features more than 200 restaurants, nearly
80 art galleries and studios and a feast of performing
arts, museums, theaters, attractions and special events.