When it comes to heritage, it’s hard to find a city in Johnson County, Kansas, with more of a pedigree than Prairie Village. While not officially recognized as a city until 1951, it was still named the best planned community in America by the National Association of Home Builders in 1949. With a history like that, it’s no wonder Prairie Village remains one of the most sought-after ZIP codes in the Kansas City area. But what makes Prairie Village an attractive place to live and raise a family is also what makes it the perfect place for retiring in Kansas, which is why Claridge Court is nestled in the middle of Prairie Village.
Not too big, not too small.
With a population of a little over 20,000 residents, Prairie Village is big enough to have all the amenities that make life comfortable yet small enough to feel like a community – where neighbors know each other and are actively involved in the life of the city. Plus, it’s right next door to Kansas City and everything it has to offer, including shopping on the Country Club Plaza, several professional sports teams, art galleries, casinos, and nightlife.
A safe neighborhood.
When it comes to safety, Prairie Village is safer than 62% of cities in the United States and enjoys a crime rate 51% lower than the national average. Furthermore, violent crimes in Prairie Village are 66% lower than the national average and property crimes are 49% lower.
Access to affordable, quality health care.
As a suburb of Kansas City, Prairie Village also enjoys Kansas City’s premier yet affordable health care options for retired seniors. Both Kansas and Missouri are ranked in the top 10 best states for seniors’ health care costs, according to GOBankingRates’ review of the Best and Worst States for Senior Care.
But while costs are important, access to quality health care also matters. Several of the region’s hospitals are ranked by U.S. News & World Report for specialties such as: Cardiology, Cancer, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Geriatrics, and Pulmonology. Overland Park, KS, a next-door neighbor of Prairie Village, was also recently ranked No. 1 for health care among the largest 170 cities in America based on health care access, costs, and preventive care. Plus, residents of Claridge Court are especially fortunate to enjoy quality health care on-site for any ailments where hospital or specialty care is not required.
Close to everything Kansas City has to offer.
Prairie Village is close to all the entertainment and cultural amenities that Kansas City has to offer. Several professional sports teams call Kansas City home, including the Kansas City Royals baseball club, the Kansas City Chiefs football team and Sporting Kansas City soccer team. Kansas City also boasts a vibrant nightlife, live theater venues, a zoo, and several art galleries including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and historical museums such as the National WWI Museum and Memorial and the Arabia Steamboat museum.
Central to … everywhere.
For retirees who love to travel, Prairie Village is conveniently located in the heart of the U.S.. Kansas City International Airport offers daily nonstop flights to dozens of destinations, with flights reaching either coast in under three hours. Plus, Prairie Village’s convenient location makes for an easy drive to the mountains of Colorado or the Ozarks of southern Missouri and northwest Arkansas.
A destination all its own.
Yet for all the benefits residents of Prairie Village enjoy from their proximity to Kansas City, the charm and popularity are inherent in the community’s design and vibrant citizenry. Boasting a smorgasbord of restaurants and shops, many residents enjoy walking as their primary mode of travel when heading out for an errand or a bite to eat with a friend. Plus, Prairie Village enjoys a 24.3% volunteerism rate of adults donating their time to charitable organizations. In other words, Prairie Village’s attraction is not solely defined by its location and brick and mortar amenities, but by the generous and neighborly people who call it home.
In the heart of Prairie Village
If you’re thinking about retiring in Prairie Village, Kansas, you’ll find Claridge Court senior living community embodies all of what Prairie Village is with the community involvement, dining, exercise and health services seniors desire.
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