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Kansas City, Missouri (KC) is a large metropolitan area of over 470,000 people. Situated on the Missouri-Kansas border, this city is known for fountains, boulevards and BBQ. KC has almost as many fountains as Rome and nearly as many boulevards as Paris. It covers approximately 320 square miles, and much of it is situated on bluffs overlooking the Kansas and Missouri Rivers.


Barbeque Capital Of The World


KC's reputation as a barbecue town was established in the early 1900s when Henry Perry began to slow-cook ribs over an open fire in the back of an old trolley barn. The delicious aroma drew crowds daily who happily paid 25 cents for a slab of Perry's ribs or a freshly-made BBQ sandwich. This was the beginning of a passion for barbeque that continues to this day. KC has more than 100 BBQ restaurants, some owned by cooks who studied under Perry. KC also hosts the biggest BBQ festivals and BBQ competitions in the U.S.


Jazz And Blues


Kansas City MO is recognized for its significant contributions to the musical genres of blues and jazz. Although jazz may have been born in New Orleans, it is said to have grown up in KC. During prohibition, performers like Charlie Parker and Count Basie regularly treated locals to all night jam sessions.


History


KC is located across the Missouri and Kansas Rivers from Kansas City, Kansas. It was originally settled in 1831 by a group of Mormons from New York. However, the Mormons were forced out by violent mobs in 1833. Kansas City was established in 1838 and incorporated in 1853. It was a key location during the Westward Migration: The Santa Fe, California and Oregon trails all originated here.


The city grew exponentially after completion of the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad in the mid-1800s. Even more growth occurred after the Hannibal Bridge was completed in 1869. As the city grew, architect George Kessler, a follower of the City Beautiful Movement, helped to create the many parks, fountains and boulevards for which the city is known. Development of the outlying areas began with the advent of streetcars in the early 1900s. After World War II, many affluent city-dwellers migrated to the suburbs. Others followed, and by the late 1960s, the inner city began to decline.


Entertainment


The trend of decline was finally reversed when the city decided to revitalize its downtown. With construction of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Power & Light District Shopping and Entertainment Center, the Crown Center with Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland Discovery Center, and the Sprint Center Arena, downtown KC has taken on new life. In 2012, KC was chosen by Forbes Magazine as having one of the best downtowns in America.


Climate


Kansas City has four distinct seasons and, although the climate is generally mild, extremes of hot and cold can occur. KC's location on the edge of Tornado Alley makes it vulnerable to strong storms every spring. Summer temperatures average in the mid-80s while winter temperatures average in the mid-30s.


In Kansas City MO ductless air conditioning (also known as ductless mini split AC) is an effective way to keep cool during the warm months of spring, summer and fall. Because ductless HVAC is so efficient, many residents have installed ductless heat pumps in order to enjoy indoor comfort and lower utility bills year-round. Ductless systems are easy to maintain and do not require air ducts. To find a qualified Mitsubishi Electric Contractor in your area, visit Mitsubishiacdealers.com.