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Raymore, MO

Raymore has been experiencing significant population growth over the past few decades. What was once a small rural town has transformed into a thriving suburban community. This growth is due in part to its proximity to Kansas City, which has led to an influx of residents seeking a quieter suburban lifestyle while still having access to urban amenities.


Proximity to Kansas City

Raymore's location just south of Kansas City provides the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the advantages of suburban living, such as a quieter atmosphere and a strong sense of community, while also having easy access to the amenities and opportunities of a larger city. This includes cultural events, entertainment options, dining, and job opportunities in Kansas City.

The Raymore-Peculiar School District serves the city and its surrounding areas. The district has 11 schools serving over 6,000 students and is known for its commitment to education and has gained recognition for its academic and extracurricular programs. It's a point of pride for many residents and contributes to the overall appeal of the community for families.

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Raymore hosts a variety of community events throughout the year that bring residents together. These events foster a sense of unity and belonging among the city's residents. Examples of such events include festivals, parades, and seasonal celebrations, which showcase the vibrant community spirit of Raymore.

The city of Raymore places a strong emphasis on recreation and parks. With several parks, sports fields, and green spaces, the community offers residents and visitors plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and leisure. One of the best is Hawk Ridge Park, which has  79 acres of rolling hills, a fully stocked fishing lake, walking trails, shelter house, and amphitheater for musical performances and other community arts programs. Another notable park is "T.B. Hanna Station Park," which is home to several community events throughout the year, including the Mayor's Tree Lighting. The park features “The Depot”- a large covered pavilion, permanent restrooms, big shade trees, picnic tables, Playground, Sprayground (open summers) and an ice skating rink (open in winter months). Ice skate rental available onsite.

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Historical Roots

While Raymore's growth has been relatively recent, the area has historical significance. It was originally settled in the mid-1800s and was a stop on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad. The town's name is said to have been derived from two railroad employees, Rae and Moore. Despite its modern development, remnants of its history can still be found in certain parts of the city.

Family-Friendly Atmosphere

Raymore is known for its family-friendly environment. The city offers a safe and peaceful community that's ideal for raising a family. With good schools, parks, recreational facilities, and various family-oriented events, it provides a supportive and nurturing environment for children to grow up in.

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