New in town – 2020

India Association of Kansas City (IAKC) welcomes you and your family to the metro Kansas City area. The best thing about Kansas City is the close knitted Indian community that celebrates our unique culture and is always ready to lend a helping hand to those in the neighborhood, including anyone new in town!

Below is some general information about metro Kansas City.  Feel free to reach out to the IAKC officers (info@iakc.org) for any additional information.

General Information About Kansas City.

Kansas City is two cities in one – KC, Missouri lies on the east side of the Missouri River, while KC, Kansas is on the west, just across State Line Road. Most of the “downtown” attractions are in Missouri, while the Kansas side is more suburban lifestyle. The city continues to earn national recognition for its cost of living, food, and world-class attractions. With affordable housing, it’s a great city to raise a family. Kansas City has a lot to offer whether you live on the Missouri or Kansas side. Think baseball, football, music, art, and great BBQ.

Weather

Kansas City is a great place for people who enjoy all four seasons. The Summers are hot and humid. Winters here are cold, snowy and dry, with an annual average snowfall of about 14 inches. During the Springtime, flowers bloom throughout the city, while crisp Fall temperatures make for great Fall color viewing throughout the region.

Job Market

Kansas City is one of the top U.S. cities for jobs. Not only does metro Kansas City offer an affordable cost of living that attracts young professionals and families alike, but it also has a 3.6% unemployment rate and great jobs in government, finance, energy, healthcare, engineering, and technology. You can find opportunities with major companies like Hallmark Cards, Burns & McDonnell, Commerce Bank, and H&R Block, all of which are headquartered in KC. You can also join the city’s growing tech scene with up-and-coming companies like K12itc, Red Nova Labs, Lula, and Homebase. Or if you’re an entrepreneur, consider launching your business in Kansas City, it’s one of the best cities for startup success!

Some other big employers in the metro area are:

  • Honeywell
  • AMC Theaters
  • Sprint
  • American Century
  • Garmin
  • Cerner

 

Where Most Indians Live

Though Indians are spread-out metro area, most families tend to choose where to live based on the school districts in the suburbs. Due to commuting not being too far from downtown, the suburbs are good options. The young professionals tend to live closer to downtown.

The suburbs most preferred by Indians in the metro Kansas City are following:

  • Overland Park
  • Olathe
  • Prairie Village
  • Leawood
  • Mission
  • Shawnee
  • Lenexa
  • North Kansas City
  • Lee’s Summit

School Districts

Higher Education

  • Johnson County Community College (JCCC)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC)
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC)
  • University of Kansas – Lawrence (KU)
  • University of Kansas – Manhattan (K-State)
  • Rockhurst University

Local Indian Restaurants

You will find several different Indian restaurants throughout the metro to cater to your buds when it comes to Indian food. Some of the popular Indian restaurants are :

  • Desi Bites
  • Ruchi Indian Cuisine
  • Bawarchi Biryanis 
  • India Palace
  • Flavor of India
  • Swagat
  • Seva Cuisine of India
  • Rajmahal
  • Godavari
  • Spice N Rice
  • Kurry Leaves
  • Touch of Asia
  • Taj Palace
  • Tikka House

Local Grocery Stores

Majority of the Indian grocery stores are located on the Kansas side.

  • Ambica Foods – 9054 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212
  • KC India Mart – 8542 W 133rd St, Overland Park, KS 66213
  • Our Place – 11170 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, KS 66210
  • Namaste India – 6741 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS 66209
  • Swagat Spice Bazaar – 7407 NW 87th St, Kansas City, MO 64153
  • Himalayan Grocery LLC – 1406 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102
  • Patel Foods Indian Groceries – 7214 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS 66213
  • TT Asian Grocery – 10138 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS 66210

Places of Worship

Every Indian religion is well represented in the Kansas City area and they all have a well established place of worship as listed below. Just to name a few.

Regional Organizations

Besides religious organization every Indian regional community is well connected through an organization.

regional organizations

Medical Facilities

Metro Kansas City has some of the best-known medical facilities in the country.

  • Truman Medical Center
  • Children’s Mercy
  • Overland Park Regional Medical center
  • Saint Luke’s medical facility
  • Menorah Medical Center
  • Olathe Medical Center
  • St Joseph Medical Center
  • University of Kansas medical center

Local Farmers Markets

You’ll find plenty of farmers’ markets both on weekends and mid-week all over town during the warmer months.

  • City Market in the River Market district, one of the largest farmers’ markets in the Midwest.
  • Overland Park Farmers Market in Overland Park, KS, was voted best farmers’ market in Kansas by Cooking Light Magazine.

Recreation and Entertainment

Kansas City is home to the KC Royals, the 2015 MLB World Champions, as well as an 2020 Champions NFL team (KC Chiefs), women’s and men’s pro soccer teams, and even a pro rugby team. The region is filled with family-friendly attractions including the Worlds of Fun theme park (https://www.worldsoffun.com/), the Crown Center complex, and the Kansas City Zoo (https://www.kansascityzoo.org/). There are also several specialty museums, Parks and theaters (https://kcparks.org/), and even a thriving craft beer scene here.

City is known as the “City of Fountains” and is said to have more fountains than Rome. The  unique water sculptures and statuary celebrate generations of Kansas Citians. For young and energetic people we have Power and Light (https://www.powerandlightdistrict.com/) in downtown and many party places all over the city. 

Indian Embassy & Consulates

Other helpful links

  • Learn more about the Indian events going on in town, connect with the community, ask for help through the classified, etc.

  http://kcdesi.com/2019/

https://www.visitkc.com/

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Disclaimer : IAKC is providing this information as a guide to help make your move as smooth as possible. IAKC in no way endorses or promotes any of the grocery stores /restaurants/ apartment complexes/ companies mentioned in this document. Please check with them for more accurate information.