Jackson County

Magically beautiful Missouri countryside with the urban benefits of Kansas City’s amenities.

Welcome to Jackson County 


Jackson County is a scenic corner of western Missouri that seamlessly blends into the Kansas City metropolitan area. Named for the seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson, Jackson County has a rich history as a flashpoint for the early Blues and Jazz music movements and as the first home for Walt Disney animation. Residents of Jackson County balance their lives between the fantastic cultural attractions that Kansas City has to offer and the stunning natural beauty that arises from the Missouri countryside. 

With fantastic upscale and casual dining options, and convenient access to shopping, Jackson County is adaptable to a variety of diverse lifestyles. Whether you prefer enjoying a vibrant outdoor barbecue feast in the city or relaxing with a book under the shade trees on your spacious property, Jackson County allows its residents to customize their experience to accommodate their lifestyle. It’s no wonder more people are calling this wonderful place home. 

What to Love

  • Blend of urban conveniences and suburban beauty.
  • World-class sports venues. 
  • Amazing access to outdoor recreational opportunities
  • Delicious cuisine from all over the world

Local Lifestyle 

People in Jackson County are genuinely kind and welcoming. If you’re taking a stroll in one of Jackson County’s beautiful parks or waiting for a concert to kick off in downtown Kansas City, don’t be surprised if a stranger gives you a friendly wave or asks about your day. Perhaps this kind of spirit stems from the balanced lifestyle that living in Jackson County offers. Every urban convenience is within your grasp in Jackson County, but peace and isolation are also easy to find. So if you’re looking for an upscale metropolitan outing or instead you’re craving the quiet seclusion of the countryside, Jackson County has something to offer you. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Jackson County is a fantastic place to shop for unique gifts, chic clothing, and fashionable accessories. Among the finest places to spend an afternoon browsing is the Crown Center, where you’ll find a massive selection of locally-owned, one-of-a-kind small businesses. Whether you’re in the market for new shoes for a date night or new furniture for your family room, Crown Center has something for everyone.

While Jackson County is the birthplace of some of the nation’s most prolific barbecue pitmasters, it also boasts various international restaurants that offer exceptional upscale and casual fare. Jerusalem Cafe serves up delicious Mediterranean options, including homemade hummus that's to die for.  For delicious woodfired pizza and locally brewed beer, try Station 7 in Lee’s Summit. The great food brings people in, but it’s also a terrific spot to watch your favorite sports team with your friends. For barbecue with a big flavor, the humbly named A Little BBQ Joint is a local favorite with ribs and brisket locals love. 

Suppose you’re searching for casual breakfast options or a new favorite spot for your morning cup of coffee. In that case, Jackson County has many delightful coffee shops, including Main Street Coffee House, Messenger Coffee CoAnchor Island Coffee, and Scout Coffee

Things to Do

Between its opportunities for amazing outdoor recreation and its superb urban amenities, Jackson County offers many activities for community members of all ages. Sports fans will love taking in a Royals game at Kauffman Stadium or seeing star quarterback Patrick Mahomes lead the Chiefs to victory at Arrowhead Stadium. For thrill-seekers, take a trip to Worlds of Fun to experience one of their two fantastic amusement parks. 

If you’re in the mood for a pleasant stroll or a tennis match, Loose Park has impressive facilities and is the home of Kansas City’s beautiful municipal rose garden. Whether a young professional or a retiree, Jackson County offers much to accommodate your community engagement needs and desires. Its residents are genuinely kind people who will welcome you in with open arms. 


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