The greatest benefit of Raytown’s geographic location is its access to the entire greater Kansas City area. Serving as a crossroads to surrounding communities, the City of Raytown is 10.4 square miles located southeast of downtown Kansas City. Both the Chamber and the Raytown Quality Schools serve a larger area of 32 square miles. Raytown has outstanding access to interstates 435, 470 and 70. The 350 Highway link, in the ever-growing community of eastern Jackson County, makes Raytown an important economic development corridor
The Raytown area blends the best of urban and suburban life. Local, national and international businesses such as KCP&L, GE Energy, USA 800, Inc., and Ken-A-Vision Manufacturing Co., Inc. are located here. Our central location, low tax base, and strong workforce provide the necessary tools for success. Opportunities abound here, and a pattern of redevelopment and growth is apparent.
Raytown’s stable and well-established community is located only minutes from downtown Kansas City, the Country Club Plaza, Nelson Art Gallery, Union Station, Lyric Theatre, Crown Center, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Kansas City Zoo, Starlight Theatre, Kansas Speedway, and the Music Hall-Bartle Hall. Sports fans can cheer on the Kansas City Chiefs, Missouri Mavericks, Kansas City Royals, Missouri Comets and Sporting Kansas City. Raytowners are within minutes of the Truman Sports Complex, the Independence Events Center, Municipal and Kemper arenas and the Sprint Center. These downtown facilities are home to the University of Missouri-Kansas City Roos basketball, and many concerts.