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Overview of Belton

Belton, MO is located 21 miles south of Kansas City in the heart of the United States. Hailed as a town with a "Proud Past and Bright Future," Belton is a great place to live and do business. As the southernmost suburb of Kansas City, Belton offers its 23,000 residents a unique mix of urban and rural landscapes. Search for Belton apartments for rent, and find a new home in the Ozark State.

Living in Belton, MO

Belton was incorporated in 1872 and named to honor Captain Marcus Lindsey Belt, a man who helped survey the original plot of land. Residents here enjoyed a harmonious coexistence with the Shawnee Indians who lived four miles to the west, but at the start of the Civil War, the tribes abandoned their lands to settle in Indian Territory.

Today, Belton honors its heritage with a preserved section of the original town. Although it is one of the fastest-growing suburbs in the area, Belton has held on to its rural influence and humble nature. Residents living in Belton apartments can experience the small-town culture and old-time feeling found in the city without paying high living expenses. Belton's cost of living index of 87.1 is well below the national average.

Belton Attractions and Special Events

The Belton Grandview and Kansas City Railroad is one of Belton's largest attractions and invites visitors to take a step back in time. The venue includes a short line passenger railroad, 1920s era coach, open-air excursion car, and demonstration museum that provide a unique look into the railroad transportation industry of the past. Children can even ride in the front cab with the engineer for a memorable experience.

The Belton Fall Festival is the most popular event in town and celebrates the local community. With features like a vintage bike swap, visit from Santa Claus, train rides, live entertainment, and more than 85 vendors, the festival brings excitement and community involvement to the streets of Belton.

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