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City of Fountains: A Beginner's Kansas City Guide

The J.C. Nichols Fountain is one of the many iconic symbols associated with Kansas City.
The J.C. Nichols Fountain is one of the many iconic symbols associated with Kansas City.
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"Best U.S. City for an Affordable Getaway.” “The City of Fountains.” “America’s Next Great Culinary Destination.” These are pretty impressive accolades for a former cowtown that started out as a major thoroughfare for pioneers travelling west along the Santa Fe, Oregon and California Trails. …”

This is the opening paragraph of an article I wrote for the Virgin Atlantic blog about Kansas City. But what makes it even more fun than reading about it, is living here for over a decade with a front row seat to the city’s growth and development, which has turned it into one of the hottest cities in America.

Read on and discover the City of Fountains: A Beginner's Kansas City Guide.