Independence MO Corporate Housing and Furnished Apartments
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A comfortable distance from downtown Kansas City, Independence MO corporate housing by Almost Home will meet your every temporary housing need.
First Time in Independence, MO
Knowing the area may help Independence MO furnished apartment residents enjoy their stay a little more. So, Almost Home Corporate Housing presents a short description of the area.
Independence Business Environment
The foundation of the Independence economy has morphed over the last four decades from a primarily suburban community that supported the residents who worked in Kansas City and commuted to a city now that has its own business, industry and economy. The labor force is spread across a wide range, from administrative and clerical to janitorial and manual labor, as well as technical specialists and executives. Independence MO is also home to manufacturing, fabricated metal products and industrial machinery. These include companies like Katco Rubber, Gaylord Foundry Equipment and National Aluminum and Brass Foundry. Corporate housing in Independence services the short term housing needs of all these industries.
Independence corporate apartment dwellers need to be prepared for a wide range of climates throughout the year. The city enjoys four distinct seasons, ranging from cold winters to hot and humid summers. Spring begins with a high of 55°F in March and ascends to 75° in May. Summers get warm and muggy, with temperatures reaching a peak of 88° across the months of July and August, then fall to average highs of 79° in September and lows of 45° in October. The cooler months stretch between November and February where the lows are in the 20s and 30s.
The Independence area was originally home to the Osage Indians before they were displaced by the arrival of the Spanish and French. The Independence area entered the United States territories via the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. It was, however, explored much earlier and it is one of the places mentioned in the notes and journals written by Lewis and Clark during their expedition.
The city came into existence in 1827 as part of the Kansas City area, and together became an important gateway of the western frontier. Travelers from New York and the east would follow trails starting from Independence and Kansas City. It gained its prominence because travelers arriving by steamship would only be able to travel west as far as Independence. It was not possible to go further west by boat. This made the town the natural terminus and the point where travelers would have to switch modes of transportation. This created a huge business opportunity for traders and saw the city expand and prosper. The 1830s and 40s witnessed the boom of traders. (Independence temporary housing would have been a nice option back then.)
Places to Eat in Independence
There is no need to trek all the way to downtown Kansas City for good food. There is some not-so-shabby dining right near your furnished apartment in Independence, MO.
- The Big Biscuit on U.S. 40: As the name implies, they specialize in breakfast and brunch menus, opening at 6.30 am and closing at 2.30 pm. The Eggs Benedict is a specialty here. The prices are inexpensive and the service is courteous and rapid. Everyone, including the servers, are casual. Parking is easily available in front. The restaurant is popular with the locals.
- Gates Bar-B_Q on E U.S. 40: A casual barbecue place with all the fixings prepared fresh. It's crowded here during lunch and dinner. Pricing is average and the portions are huge.
- Rhineland on N Main St: Rheinland is an authentic German restaurant that serves food like schnitzels and red cabbage.
- Corner Cafe on S Little Blue Parkway: This cafe is popular with early risers as they are up and running by 5 am and don't stop till 10 pm. Pricing is average for things like cinnamon rolls, which they have all day, and things like Chicken Tenderloin Sandwich. The favorites here include the Rueben Sandwich and French Toast.
- Cafe Verona on W Lexington Ave: A charming Italian Cafe in the heart of Independence. The Mac and Cheese is popular, as it comes with orecchiette pasta and fresh blend of cheeses. Make reservations for an evening meal, as it gets crowded. There is a full bar.
Things to do Near Independence MO Corporate Housing
- Museum: The National Frontier Trails Museum on West Pacific tells the story of the history of migrations across the United States. Independence is one of the gateways to the west and most of the frontier settlers passed through one of the three trails heading west. This museum chronicles those times and the development since then.
- Theater: The City Theater of Independence is a classic theater downtown. It showcases some of the best interpretation and acting of classics from great playwrights like Shakespeare.
- Golf: The par 72 Winterstone Golf Course is unique because it is the only course in the world that sits on top of an active mine. The course plays 6,752 yards from the gold tees, ranking 73.6 on a slope of 133.
- Parks: The George Owens Nature Park on S Speck Rd, has five hiking trails and two fishing lakes set on 86 acres of natural forests, lakes and home to indigenous wildlife. It delivers a rustic experience amidst the facilities here that include picnic areas and a nature center, a pavilion and a butterfly garden. Perhaps your corporate housing will be near this wonderful park in Independence.
Surrounding Areas We Serve
We serve the entire Independence area including East Independence, Blue Springs, Lee's Summit, Buckner.
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