If you are gay and thinking about relocating, make sure to do some should do some research into Kansas City. Those in the gay community have so many great things to say about their town. Although there are no gay-specific neighborhoods located in the city, you will find many open and welcoming areas. Westport is among one of the communities that really stands out, the Ward Parkway area is another area that gets high marks.

Westport is one of the neighborhoods in Kansas City frequently mentioned and recommended to others as welcoming. It is one of the top gay neighborhoods in Kansas City. Westport is traditional yet trendy – the community was established about 150 years ago, one of the first neighborhoods to become established in Kansas City. Now it has become a destination for entertainment, clubs, unique shops and restaurants. The 8th annual AIDS bicycle ride recently took place in Westport. Housing options abound, with several in-demand apartments located in the area. Most are located within easy walking distance of restaurants, shops, bars and parks. Options from studio apartments to roomy two-bedroom arrangements are available. Several real estate offices are also located in Westport for those looking to purchase a home. Many businesses and services are located in Westport – everything from financial advisors to tattoo artists — making Westport not only an enjoyable but convenient place to live!

The Ward Parkway area is another top gay neighborhood in Kansas City. It is located near the Kansas and Missouri state line. It is a beautifully landscaped area with several homes located on the National Register of Historic Places. Like Westport, the West Parkway area has a lot of history. It was originally designed by J.C. Nichols, and he envisioned Ward Parkway becoming more beautiful than any other street in Kansas City. Ward Parkway was, and still is, one of the most desirable areas of Kansas City to reside. A variety of housing is offered in the area, from apartments to large homes. Those in the gay community are particularly drawn to the Country Club Plaza. The Plaza is both a shopping and residential neighborhood located near Ward Parkway. Restaurants, shops and entertainment abound. The Plaza and Ward Parkway have long been popular with the gay community.

If you are looking for a gay friendly community in the Midwest, you will be pleasantly surprised by how much Kansas City has to offer!

Author Jeff Hammerberg is the Founding CEO of http://www.GayRealEstate.com. Free Instant Access to the Nation’s Top Gay, Lesbian and Gay Friendly Realtors Coast to Coast. FREE Buyers Representation ~ Free Relocation Kit to any City, USA ~ Free Sellers Market Analysis for home sellers.