See also Kansas City (Kansas)
Kansas City is a city that tends to hide itself from tourists. Having reportedly more boulevards than Paris and more fountains than any other city in the world except for Rome, it is a beautiful city, too. Two neighboring cities sharing the same name: Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO. They are known locally as KCK (verbally expressed as each letter) and KCMO (verbally expressed as letters "K" then "C" then the sound of the last two letters together, sounding like the word "mow"). Kansas City, Missouri is the predominant city of the metropolitan area. The suburbs are largely south of the central city, though the area north of the Missouri River (known locally as the Northland) is beginning to experience growth similar to the south. Numbering of east/west streets begins at the Missouri River with the east/west division occurring at Main Street. Westport is around 40th St., the Plaza at 47th St., Brookside at 55th, and Waldo beginning around Gregory (71st St.).