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Living in Kansas City
Kansas City is the largest city of the US state of Missouri, and is known as the ‘city of fountains’ due to the fact that there can be found over 200 fountains in the city, the second highest number after Rome. As a large city, it boasts a very well developed metropolitan area and expatriates in Kansas City will be able to enjoy its many cultural offerings, including an established jazz music scene, celebrated at the American Jazz Museum. Expats living in Kansas City will also find that soccer (or football) is a very popular sport in the area, with many of the US’s international soccer team’s games being played at the Sporting Park stadium. For more cultural activities, there’s the National World War I museum as well as many architectural structures and theatres to explore, as well as many restaurants offering different cuisines, including BBQ and steak restaurants which the city is well known for.
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Moving to Kansas City
Expats moving to Kansas City will find that the city has a number of recommended neighborhoods. Even with house prices in the suburbs tending to be more expensive than those in the inner city, life in Kansas City is generally more affordable than in some other cities in the US. There are great public transport facilities, but many prefer to travel by car, which is generally considered easy with plenty of available parking. The city has a mostly mild climate, but is susceptible to wet periods like most other cities and the summers tend to be hot with some humid spells, which will be felt more at the heart of the city. There are a wide range of outdoor spaces and boulevards to explore, and expatriates who move to Kansas City will enjoy its wide variety of entertainment. For families, there are a number of recommended schools in the area, as well as many universities.
Working in Kansas City
Kansas City is home to a number of large corporations, including well-known names such as Hallmark, Sprint, Garmin International and H&R Block. These are some of the largest employers in the area and expats working in Kansas City will be able to seek work in a number of different roles. There are also many international law firms based in the area, as well as agricultural companies, and government offices. Expats looking to work in Kansas City can also find work in manufacturing, with the Ford Motor Company and General Motors having large basis located just outside of the city. By signing up to InterNations, expatriates can seek information about Kansas City from other expats who have been in the same position and get information and advice about subjects such as work, housing and socializing, getting provided with informed views from experienced individuals to make the relocation process easier for any expatriate moving to Kansas City.
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