Raymore, Missouri, is a fast-growing suburb within the Kansas City, Missouri Metropolitan Area. Extraordinarily popular with Kansas City commuters, Raymore is safe and family-oriented. The population is about 17,700 and growing, as housing developers are working hard to keep up with the strong demand for Raymore homes. The quick pace of new construction makes Raymore one of the state’s fastest-growing communities.
Home seekers appreciate the selection of old and new properties, including single-family homes, condominiums and townhouses as well as the amenities available to Raymore residents. One striking advantage is the quality of public education. Raymore’s students are served by the Raymore-Peculiar School District, which has an excellent local reputation. The district has 11 campuses with an additional middle school currently under construction and set to be open in Fall 2010, and a variety of support facilities. Approximately 5,800 students are enrolled throughout the district.
Raymore is situated about 20 miles southeast of Kansas City, Mo., offering residents easy access to big city conveniences and employment opportunities. The major roadways in the area, Interstates 470 and 70, U.S. Route 71 and State Route 291, link Raymore to Kansas City and other area destinations. Raymore’s closest neighbors are the communities of Belton, Peculiar and Lake Winnebago. For recreation, Raymore residents like to stay active outdoors and participate in community groups and events. Local parks provide open spaces, plus fields and courts for athletics.
Raymore has experienced a residential development boom in recent years, as more home seekers want to take advantage of the community’s relaxed lifestyle. First-time buyers as well as established buyers will likely be surprised at the selection and quality of the homes available. Prices for detached, single-family homes start at just under $110,000 to just under $700,000. This range includes cozy starter homes and expansive family homes. Amenities include new construction, acreage, scenic views and golf course frontage. Single-story ranch homes are popular, but multi-story traditional homes are available as well. Lower maintenance living is another option, because Raymore also has many condominiums and townhouses on the market. These units are generally priced in the $115,000 to $280,000 range. Buyers with very particular tastes might consider purchasing a land lot and custom building their dream home. Prices start in the $120,000 range.
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