Kansas City is catching the eyes of many as the place be.
Patty Parsons and her daughter Alexis Mirakian own Parkway Real Estate and see first hand how the city’s popularity is growing and tell us why they think the world is falling in love with all things KC.
“We love our city, and it's nice that we're getting the notoriety,” said Parsons. “People are starting to realize we have a lot to offer, and we are just not in the middle of nowhere.”
This women-owned real-estate company, which has 22 Realtors, has seen an increase in people moving to Kansas City from popular American coastal cities. While Kansas City will always be synonymous with barbecue, jazz, and iconic attractions like the Nelson Atkins Museum; the mother-daughter duo believes Kansas City's low cost of living, vibrant entertainment districts, and strong real estate market are generating additional buzz for the city.
"You can get more here than you can on either coast, but I think the biggest attraction is really the friendliness of the people,” said Parsons.
When it comes to the current real estate market, Parkway Real Estate says Kansas City continues to see a steady increase in home prices, as demand for homes continues to skyrocket. Just like other cities, housing shortages continue to impact inventory, but that’s not stopping families from wanting to call Kansas City home. In fact, when compared to other major cities, Kansas City home prices remain less expensive.
Parkway Real Estate continues to see multiple offers being made on their company’s KC area listings, with homes still selling at a rapid rate.
Another draw; Kansas City’s accessibility and infrastructure.
With I-35 and I-70 running through the metro, Mirakian says you get the benefit of living in an urban city, with less traffic volume compared to similar cities like Denver and St. Louis.
"People like the fact that we don't have the traffic headaches that the other cities have, so when we're out showing the different parts of the city, these are all things they notice,” said Mirakian.
There’s also something for everyone in Kansas City.
On the Kansas side, Parkway Real Estate notes cities like Leawood, Mission Hills and Prairie Village continue to draw crowds due to their strong sense of community, accredited school districts, proximity to Kansas City and local shopping centers like the Shops at Prairie Village and Town Center.
On the Missouri side, Brookside and Waldo neighborhoods continue to reign supreme but cities like Loch Lloyd are turning heads due to its prominent residents.
“There’s a lot of notoriety in Loch Lloyd. Once Patrick Mahomes moved out there, more people are starting to talk about this little hidden gem that’s not so hidden anymore,” said Parsons.
After clinching Super Bowl wins, Chiefs players have become ambassadors for Kansas City. Casting a national spotlight on the City of Fountains each time they step out, and now that one of their players is dating an international pop star, all eyes are on Kansas City where love will never go out of style.
“It’s nice to get the attention, this has been a long-time coming. For some reason Kansas City got left behind as other cities were growing,” said Parsons.“There’s still land that can be built on, exciting plans for the Plaza, and now Kansas City is the place to be.”
To contact Parkway Real Estate visit Parkwayre.com