Crazy home prices hit rural Kansas and Missouri
High housing prices aren't just for the cities: Rural Midwest towns are now dealing with a surge of new residents and higher real estate costs as a result. Plus, how Kansas City playgrounds are making the city more inclusive for kids with disabilities.
All across the United States, the pandemic has sparked high housing prices in places long insulated from them, even rural Kansas and Missouri towns with historically low real estate values. As KCUR’S Frank Morris reports, a surge of interest in some of these markets is squeezing out long-time residents.
You may have noticed new language boards in Kansas City's parks and playgrounds. The signage is helping kids with limited language abilities communicate. On KCUR's Up To Date, host Brian Ellison spoke with Deborah Wiebrecht, chief inclusion officer at Variety KC, along with mother and daughter Sara and Olivia Bloomfield, about making Kansas City more inclusive for people with disabilities.
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