Tech publication PC Magazine recently named Kansas City as one of “13 high-tech cities you’ll want to call home.” The magazine noted Kansas City’s access to Google Fiber, its low cost of living and communities such as the Kansas City Startup Village as reasons to move to the heart of the Silicon Prairie.
“Kansas City might not be the first area you think of for a post-college, big-city move,” the article reads. “But this region—which sits on the border of Kansas and Missouri—has one big selling point that not a lot of other cities can offer: Google Fiber. Kansas City was the first to get Google’s gigabit Internet service, a move that has made this city of just under half a million residents a new destination for those who have startup aspirations but lack the deep pockets that Silicon Valley or New York might require. … The average listing price for a 2-bedroom home in the region is just under $200,000 — compared to about $4.5 million in New York City.”
Kansas City also was named as the No. 2 city for women in technology, according to a study by financial tech company SmartAsset.