This week’s challenge in the 52 weeks of gratitude challenge – the city where I live, Kansas City, MO.
Born and raised here in Kansas City. Now I’m raising my own kids here in the Heart of America.
I’ve traveled many places in my life and there is not a city I’ve been to that has made me want to relocate. Don’t get me wrong, I thought about moving to New York or Chicago when I was fresh out of college, but something always kept me here.
The beauty of Kansas City is that it’s large enough to feel like a big city, but still has the feel of a small town. The residents are friendly and down-to-earth, for the most part. College rivalries across state-lines are fun and engaging. There are quite a few things for families to do, as well as decent nightlife activities. The art scene is even up and coming.
Being in the Midwest makes traveling to either coast, and anywhere in between, easy and somewhat quick. Road trips to almost anywhere are even bearable.
It’s also affordable which is definitely a plus while raising a family. You actually get quite a bit for your money especially in the housing market.
I can’t imagine raising my children anywhere else. I feel very fortunate to have been raised here and I hope my kids feel the same when they’ve grown.