Overview of Liberty
Conveniently located just 16 miles northwest of Kansas City and near Interstates 435 and 35, Liberty is a well-connected hub for new business. Liberty apartments for rent could be the perfect home for families and people looking for a tight-knit town. It has a population of approximately 29,500 and, according to City-Data, the city has seen an 11 percent increase in population from 2000 to 2010, showing that it is steadily growing in popularity. Many commuters love their way of life here in the seat of Clay County.
Living in Liberty, MO
Liberty was first settled in 1820 and was incorporated in 1829. In 1846, it was described by its local paper as a "healthy spot … finely watered." The city has preserved large parts of its strong beginnings and has six districts and eight structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city's commerce thrives in the retail community and two large industrial parks, which include industries such as metal, publishing, and manufacturing. Liberty residents enjoy close proximity to four hospitals within 15 miles, the Kansas City International Airport and several area colleges, including William Jewell College in the city. Residents can take in cultural events at the Performing Arts Theatre at the Liberty Community Center, which hosts a number of plays, musicals and concerts. They also attend band shows, and choir and orchestra concerts at the Stocksdale Gallery of Art on the William Jewell College campus.
Liberty Attractions and Special Events
Liberty offers sports enthusiasts much to do. Smithville Lake is northwest of the city and offers 7,200 acres of fun on the water. The area also has five golf courses and a trail system. People who love retail therapy also get their fill in the city, which has a mix of antique shops, home decorating galleries and malls.
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