Moving To Kansas City? Here’s A Guide With Things To Do! 

Are you moving to Kansas City or the surrounding areas? If so, welcome home! Kansas City is an awesome place to set down roots and raise a family. Located in the midwest, Kansas City is a short flight away from all areas around the country! Housing is relatively affordable in the Kansas City area, however, the housing marketing is rapidly growing at an exponential rate. If you’re thinking about purchasing a home in the Kansas City area. Now is a great time to do so! With interest rates at an all-time low and the economy high, there’s never been a better time to invest in property in the Kansas City and surrounding areas.

For those of you who are stumbling across our blog for the first time, welcome to Hearthside Homes! We are a home builder based in Liberty, Missouri. Liberty is North-East of downtown Kansas City, approximately a 25-minute drive. Hearthside Homes builds houses in the Kansas City, Liberty, Kearney, and Parkville areas. Feel free to learn more about our communities by clicking here! In this blog post, we’re excited to share a few of our favorite things to do in the Kansas City area. If you’re visiting for the first time or moving to the area, we hope you have a blast exploring everything the city has to offer! 

City Of Fountains 

Kansas City is known as the City Of Fountains. There are more than 200 fountains scattered throughout the metro area. This tradition dates back to the 1800s when horses needed a drink! Some of the must-see fountains include the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain on the Plaza and the Henry Wollman Bloch Fountain located just outside of Union Station. 

Cultural Experiences

Kansas City has tons of historic landmarks for you to explore. From Union Station to the Nelson Atkins Museum Of Art, the National WWI Museum and Memorial, the American Jazz Museum, and the Harry S Truman Library and Museum, there are tons of great places to explore in Kansas City! 

Super Bowl Champions

We couldn’t write this blog post without showing off our football team! Kansas City is so proud to support our Chiefs! Winning the 2020 Super Bowl Championship was an incredible milestone for our community. If you’re in the area during the season, be sure to grab a ticket to Arrowhead Stadium! In addition to the Chiefs, Kansas City is home to Sporting Kansas City (soccer) and Royals Stadium (baseball). 

Best Barbeque 

If there’s one thing locals love as much as football it’s their BBQ! Kansas City is well known for the awesome barbeque. From Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que to Q39, Gates Bar-B-Q, and Hawg Jaw Que & Brew, there are nearly endless delicious possibilities!

Other Restaurants 

Kansas City has more great dining options outside of BBQ joints! From McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks to the Hereford House, The Capital Grille, Westport Flea Market, and more, there’s a great flavor for everyone! If you love a good cocktail you’ll have a great time exploring Belvoir Winery, KC Wine Co, Boulevard Brewing Co., and Union Horse Distilling Company! Oh, and if you love your furry friend be sure to take them to Bar K

Night Life 

Do you want to dance the night away? Downtown Kansas City has a great nightlife. You’ll love the Power & Light District, a cluster of awesome bars and live music. Some favorite bars include Howl At The Moon, Mosaic, and PBR Big Sky. You may also want to consider exploring Westport. This lively area is full of fun at night! 

Entertainment Options

The entertainment doesn’t stop there! If you love concerts, check out the T Mobile Center, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland, and the Uptown Theater. If you enjoy roller coasters and rides, Worlds Of Fun is a great place to spend your time! There are also tons of casinos in the area including Casino KC, Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa, and Harrah’s Kansas City. 

The River Market

The River Market is a super fun place to explore on the weekends! With local vendors, produce, baked goods, and flowers, there’s plenty of goodies to shop for! If you’re a foodie, you’ll love the spice stores and the Chinatown Food Market. 

Shopping Experiences 

If you love to spend your free time shopping, you’ll be thrilled to find an abundance of options in the Kansas City and surrounding areas! In downtown Kansas City you’ll discover the Plaza, an upscale shopping center. If you’re looking for high-end goods, such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci, you might consider heading out south to the Leawood and Overland Park areas. For TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, Target, Starbucks, and more, you’ll find everything you need up North in Liberty, Missouri! 

Looking For A Home? 

Are you moving to Kansas City? Hearthside Homes would love to help you find a house you love! Our customers either purchase one of our beautiful spec homes or they choose to build with us from the ground up. Building a house doesn’t have to be a headache! In fact, at Hearthside Homes our mission is to make the home building experience easy, fun, and fast! Once we break ground on your job site, you can expect your home to be completed in about six months.

Hearthside Homes builds in the Kansas City, Liberty, Kearney, and Parkville areas. Click here to learn more about the communities we build in. Hearthside Homes is a semi-custom home builder. This means that our customers choose from one of our awesome floor plans. Click here to check out our 2-story, 1.5-story, ranch, reverse, and split style homes! Once you choose a plan you love, you’ll make material selections at our Design Center. Located at 1915 Industrial Dr #300, Liberty, MO 64068, our Design Center allows our customers to pick out all the finishings for their new home all at one place! From flooring to paint, tile, cabinetry, hardware, lighting, and more, you’ll have a blast making your home unique to your style! Click here to take a virtual tour of our Design Center! 

To request more information from one of our experts, fill out this form on our website, or give us a call at (816) 781-0234. Don’t forget to follow all the behind the scenes fun on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! Happy home hunting! 

Hear From Our Customers! 

Want to hear more from our customers? Check out our video testimonials by clicking here! In addition, be sure to check out our Google reviews! If you’re moving to Kansas City, be sure to check out our current listings! 

Emma Says:We have been in our new home for three months now and we absolutely love it!! The floor plan works so well for us and the functionality and design of our home is incredible! This was our first home build and the process could not have been easier. Loved all of our design meetings as they really helped us make quick, sensible, and stylish decisions. Also appreciated the very prompt warranty repairs. If you want a quality builder that keeps to their timeline, Hearthside is for you!” 

Becky Says: “We purchased our Hearthside home in August and could not be happier. We out the offer on the home partway through the building process and were still able to choose our options for finishes. We lived out of state during the building process and the website they used was so helpful and cool to see how things were going every step of the way! It was even regularly updated with pictures. Everyone we dealt with was so responsive and helpful. Now that we’ve been in our home a couple of months the quality is evident! Highly recommend.”