Moving to Kansas City

moving to kansas city

According to U-Haul’s migration trends, Kansas City is number ten on the top 50 U.S. destination cities. And being the BBQ capital of the world and “The Paris of the Prairies”, the ranking is very fitting! Its unique culture and great history makes it an exciting place to visit and a great place to make home. Follow these tips for moving to Kansas City and you will be experiencing everything the city has to offer in no time!

When to Move

Summer is an extremely busy season to move. Kansas City has mild to hot summers so while it may not be ideal to move in the summer, it is doable. Make sure to take the humidity into account and drink plenty of water. The winters are quite cold so spring and fall will be your best times to move. Also, a very important note: Kansas City is in the heart of tornado alley. Tornado season is typically April – June. Always pay attention to weather alerts and take shelter when necessary. Whatever season you move, make sure you reserve your moving truck.

Where to Live

River Market

The River Market neighborhood is newly revitalized and is filled with loft and condo living options. It is paradise for the urban enthusiast who wants to walk to anything they might need. This is mostly young professionals and other people who love the hustle and bustle of the city. If you are looking for peace and quiet, this probably isn’t your cup of tea.


This is one of Kansas City’s most diverse neighborhoods and was named one of the top 10 neighborhoods by Cottage Living in 2008. There is lots of new homes, as well as the revitalization of existing homes. It it settled on a hilltop too, so just imagine the sunset views!

Country Club Plaza

Imagine a Spanish village in Missouri! Can’t? Well, head to Country Club Plaza to see it for yourself. This area has a good combination of apartments, as well as single-family homes, and is very close to lots of shopping and entertainment. Want some space but still want to be close to the action? Here’s your spot!


Looking for longtime tradition? Look no further! Westport is one the Kansas City’s oldest entertainment districts. This area boasts older, tree-lined homes and quiet neighborhoods. You are close to the shopping, but get to enjoy the traditions of Missouri at the same time.


This small Kansas City town is fairly new and is still growing! Lots of specialty shops, festivals and events are held here so if you are looking for a small town feel with big city amenities, this could be home for you. Many of the homes are older but the nearby entertainment will have you out of the house anyway!

Need help?

Not sure you can go it alone and friends and family too busy to help? Can you only move during summer or winter? Get Moving Help to make the transition easier (and avoid the rough weather!)