Where prosperous and scenic small-town America meets urban vibrance and conveniences.
Clay County is a picturesque area of western Missouri that balances the vibrant hustle and bustle of the Kansas City metropolitan area with the tranquil, spacious countryside. The birthplace of famous American outlaw Jesse James, Clay County is today the fifth most populous county in Missouri. It is an increasingly desirable location for newcomers of all backgrounds to lay their roots. With incredible parks and charming tree-shaded neighborhoods, Clay County maintains small-town charm as it continues to grow into one of the premier suburban locations surrounding Kansas City. Beyond its stunning natural beauty, Clay County also offers many delicious dining options and fashion-forward shopping centers. In no time at all, you’ll come to see why Clay County is an amazing place to call home.
Clay County’s scenic landscapes and friendly communities make it a wonderful place to explore for residents of all ages and backgrounds. The county’s abundant natural beauty and lively culture augment the high quality of life here. If you’re not headed into the city for a professional sports event or an upscale dinner celebration, there’s still so much to enjoy on a local level in Clay County’s many fantastic towns. Clay County is an excellent place for date nights and gatherings with friends with prosperous small businesses and fabulous food. Visit one of the county’s stunning parks for a long hike through the woods or a nice bike ride on a trail. For golf lovers, hit the links at Excelsior Springs Golf Course. Given the county’s excess of verdant green space, it's also great for picnics and camping trips.
Since Clay County blends the beautiful Missouri countryside with the vibrant cultural institutions of Kansas City, Clay County offers a mixture of charming small businesses and larger retail establishments. For chic vintage gifts and intriguing specialty items, visit Shabby Chic Boutique and Liberty Antique Mall. Its desirable location makes Clay County the perfect place to find your kids gifts or to buy yourself fashionable new clothes.
Clay County has a variety of restaurants representing diverse culinary backgrounds. Of course, the local tradition is rooted around some of the nation’s best barbecues, and Jousting Pigs BBQ offers mouthwatering pork belly, ribs, and baked beans. For amazing Asian-inspired dishes, Penguin Kitchen offers authentic Chinese cuisine that residents love. Try their incredible orange chicken or their delicious lo-mein.
Clay County also boasts a bountiful selection of coffee shops. Perfect for sampling tasty pastries or finding your new favorite morning cup, community staples include Hammerhand Coffee, Over Flow Coffee House, Cornerstone Coffee, and the North Kansas City location of Post Coffee Company.
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