What Is Project Raytown?

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Real Estate Agent with Vizion KC

Project Raytown refers to all Vizion home renovations that take place in the city of Raytown, MO. This is a brief overview and history of Raytown, MO.

Raytown is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, United States, and is a suburb of Kansas City. The population was estimated at 28,577 in 2006.[3] The mayor of Raytown is David Bower.

The area where Raytown now lies was developed throughout the 1800s and early 1900s as pioneers moved westward along the Three Trails in search of available fertile lands and water. It was added to the state of Missouri at a cost of $800 by a treaty signed in 1826. Jackson County, named after President Andrew Jackson, was formed in 1827. A large area of the county, Township 49, was accidentally not offered for sale when the other townships were, and so was called “The Lost Township”. People moved into the township and squatted until the township was surveyed and the land sold in 1843.

The pioneers and travelers moving westward down the Three Trails discovered an area of high, wooded ridges, in the Raytown area, that reminded them of their former homes in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The land was named Blue Ridge, with the bordering bodies of waters called the Big Blue and the Little Blue rivers.

The Rice-Tremonti Home, which still stands in Raytown today, was built on the Santa Fe Trail in 1844 by Archibald Rice and his family.

In 1860, residents of Jackson County petitioned the county for a better road to connect southern Jackson County with Independence in northern Jackson County. The result was Raytown Road, which led north from High Grove Road, crossed the Little Blue River at the “rockford” (now inundated by Longview Lake) and joined the Santa Fe Trail at William Ray’s blacksmith shop. Many portions of the original Raytown Road still are used today.

William Ray established a blacksmith shop on the Santa Fe Trail in Jackson County in about 1848.The settlement around the blacksmith shop was known first as “Ray’s Town” and later as “Raytown”.

There is now a historical marker in Raytown at the corner of 63rd Street and Raytown Road showing the location of William Ray’s shop.

Project Raytown homes are generally in the price range of $120k to $200k.  These homes are updated with new solid surface granite counters, refinished hardwood floors, maple cabinets, new tile flooring in both the kitchen and bathrooms, new interior and exterior paint, and all new windows and doors.

Project Raytown homes are general 40-100 years old.  Raytown is a suburb city of Kansas City and is well know for it’s small town feel and abundant wooded areas.  Raytown school district is also one of the best school districts in the area and is known for its incopration of technology in the classroom.

Project Raytown Homes

9808 E 76th Tr. Raytown, MO

7416 James A Reed

Check out these sites for more information on the Raytown area.

http://raytownkc.com/history.html

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Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
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Justin, I used to live in Raytown :)  Blue Springs for 12 years!  You are making me homesick:)  My best friend still lives in Raytown!  Cuts hair at a beauty shop called Shear Precision

Jan 28, 2009 12:52 PM #1
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Justin Ukaoma
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Hey Elizabeth I've heard of Shear Precision its a very popular place in Raytown.  I figuered I might as well get the historical posts for the city taken care of before another local blogger did.  Stuff like this is great for our website and localism.

Jan 28, 2009 01:37 PM #2
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Jason Thomas
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I'm really digging these posts on the different areas of KC. This is really good information to know.

Feb 04, 2009 12:00 AM #3
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