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Peculiar, MO Contractors

Peculiar, MO may have started as a rural farming community, but it's now just a stone's throw from the suburban sprawl of the Kansas City metroplex. The community is located a few miles from the Kansas border along Interstate 49B, which connects southwest Missouri to Kansas City. About 4,600 people live in Peculiar. Residents have fun with the unusual name, proclaiming in the city motto that Peculiar is "where the 'odds' are with you."

History of Peculiar

Pioneers pushing west overland and by riverboat settled into the Cass County region, claiming land and putting down roots. The town of Peculiar, MO was surveyed in July 1868, but there is more than one story explaining the name. In the version officially presented by the city, the postmaster was frustrated that the community's original choices were already taken by other Missouri towns. Town representatives asked the postmaster general to choose something for them, "so long as it is sort of peculiar." Complying, the postmaster general decided the name "Peculiar" was just peculiar enough.

Living in Peculiar

Peculiar may be small, but residents are committed to creating a friendly, welcoming place. The Downtown Peculiar Arts & Culture District works to preserve the town's history and character by encouraging diverse shopping and dining experiences, sponsoring events and managing growth. The city has seven parks with about 170 acres set aside for conservation and recreation. The closest county library branch is in Harrisonville, but a Bookmobile visits Peculiar weekly. The city is part of the Raymore-Peculiar School District and has two elementary schools and a high school.

The cost of living is lower than average in Peculiar. The median home value is slightly higher than the state median, which is the value at which half of the homes are worth more and half are worth less. The median household income in 2009 was about $62,000, considerably higher that the state median of about $45,000 that year.

Peculiar Area Attractions

Interstate access makes it easy to zip up to KC for a day of fun in the city. Admire the polar bears at the Kansas City Zoo, take in a Kansas City Royals game or get wet at a jaw-dropping water park. Browse the shops at Country Club Plaza, strike it rich on a riverboat casino, mellow out to some amazing jazz music or enjoy one of the city's famous restaurants. These are just a few of the many options available for Peculiar residents and visitors willing to drive a few miles, but at the end of the day, it's hard to beat the homey feeling of a small town.

Peculiar, MO Ductless Air Conditioning

Peculiar's climate is typical for Missouri: hot, humid summers and cold winters with some snow. Air conditioning is a necessity, but a central HVAC system isn't always practical. For homes and businesses in Peculiar, MO ductless air conditioning or ductless mini split systems are a viable alternative. These units from Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating install easily in new additions, smaller commercial spaces, converted living areas and outbuildings.

Today's ductless HVAC systems are ultra efficient, quiet and easy to control. Installation requires just one small hole to the outside, and it is possible to connect multiple indoor units to a single outdoor unit. Individual controls make it simple to keep each room at a different temperature, saving energy costs. MitsubishiACDealers.com provides product information and free referrals to certified dealers. Skip the ductwork and stay comfortable in Peculiar all year long.