Welcome from the Mayor

Raytown, MO Mayor Mike McDonoughDear Friends,

As the Mayor of this wonderful town and a longtime resident, it is my immense pleasure and privilege to welcome you to the City of Raytown, Missouri. On behalf of the Board of Alderman, City Staff, and approximately 30,000 residents, we invite you to learn about our city and all it has to offer you and your business. Raytown is a wonderful place to do business. The businesspeople and residents are very involved in the community, and there are many ways to get involved, such as joining the Raytown Chamber of Commerce.

Raytown is a wonderful place to live, work, and play. It is a caring community with a
rich history and many amenities. The city is home to three locations on the National
Historic Places registry and is minutes from the Truman Sports Complex. Raytown
also has some of the most beautiful parks in the metro area, with tennis courts, pickle
ball, fishing, hiking, basketball courts, and much more.

Raytown is a business-friendly community. It is easy to access from major highways and has a strong Chamber of Commerce. Raytown is a community that values involvement. There are many ways to get involved, as I mentioned before, joining the Chamber of Commerce, also the Raytown Main Street Association, the Raytown Rotary Club, the Raytown Arts Council, or the Raytown Historical Society. The city also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including a monthly family friendly concert series known as Raytown Live, held the second Saturday of every month, 7-9 PM on the Green Space in our downtown. We also boast the Rock Island Corridor trail that transverses our city. A great walk or bike ride through some beautiful parts of our
town and the metro area.

I invite you to learn more about Raytown on the city’s website, www.raytown.mo.us
and follow the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism events page on their website
https://raytownchamber.com/ or Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/
RaytownChamber/ to keep up to date on all the latest events.

I encourage you to be a part of the community and work together with us, to build
and improve this city along with our businesses and citizens. We are a crossroads
community, embracing diversity and growing together.


Mayor Mike McDonough

City of Raytown, MO logo

10000 E. 59th Street
(816) 737-6000

Raytown, Missouri towerAbout the Community
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.
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Raytown, Missouri cabinHistory
Raytown began as a Santa Fe Trail stop just eight miles south of Independence, and is probably the second oldest town in Jackson County.  Prior to the 1820’s when Pioneers began to settle in the area, it was a part of the land possessed by the Osage Indians.  After the Indians left this area, Jackson County was organized in
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Local Attractions Raytown is a community with plenty to do and to see for all ages. A few of the highlights of attractions in Raytown include…

Raytown Quality Schools logoRaytown Quality Schools
6608 Raytown Rd.
(816) 268-7000

Eight independent elementary schools consolidated in order to provide the best education for their community in 1903, and more than one hundred fifteen years later,
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