Independent Living in Kansas City, Missouri

Live the way you like.

Free yourself to enjoy retirement on your own terms – in a new maintenance-free home that suits the way you want to live – without time-consuming chores and costly repairs. With over 1,000 homes, and more on the way, you’re sure to discover residency options and floor plans and options that fit your expectations and your budget. And as much as you’ll love your new home, you’ll find plenty of reasons in every season to be out and about in the Village – enjoying life-enriching activities, amenities and services in the company of new friends. And as an added measure of safety in your new neighborhood, EMT-trained security and ambulance services are available on campus, 24 hours a day.

The Village offers financial options that fit a wide variety of budgets and planning needs. Entrance and monthly service fees are dependent on the home and agreement you choose.

  • Legacy Entrance Fee Agreement offers multiple refund options and long-term health care coverage options.
  • Legacy Lease Agreement provides rental opportunities with no entrance fee.


Frequently Asked Questions about Independent Living.

Our Independent Living options are perfect for people who want to maintain their current active lifestyle without the responsibility of home maintenance. You’ll have the freedom to play, work out, volunteer, spend time with family and friends, even travel to far-away places — knowing that someone is looking after your home while you’re away.

A Life Plan Community (formerly known as continuing care retirement community or CCRC) offers the security of knowing you’ll have care options, if you ever need them. Unlike many senior living communities, a Life Plan Community offers independent living and a full continuum of on-site care, from assisted living and rehabilitation to memory support and licensed skilled nursing care.

As a not-for-profit organization, our mission and long-standing values govern every management and financial decision made by our executives, our associates, and our dedicated board of directors — three John Knox Village residents and six local business leaders. Instead of focusing on profits, revenues generated are reinvested into the community, ensuring John Knox Village remains one of the most stable retirement communities in the country.

Many of our current residents asked the same question. Today, they’ll tell you, “I wish I had made this move sooner.” Why not start enjoying the freedom of maintenance-free living and almost limitless life-enriching activities, amenities and services — with access to a full continuum of on-site care, if ever needed.

Absolutely! It’s your home. Bring furniture and belongings you treasure. And take advantage of this move to make a fresh start with new pieces you’ve been waiting to enjoy.

Your guests are always welcome in your home and more than welcome to enjoy recreational facilities, dining venues, amenities and activities with you while visiting. Guest rooms can be reserved and rented for family, friends, and prospective residents. Call (816) 892-4294 for information and reservations.

Yes. They’re family, too! We’re a “pet friendly” campus and welcome dogs, cats, birds and fish upon approval through our Pet Admissions Program.

Be sure to ask about the pet policy and approval process and the “pet friendly” areas of campus.

Most people who drive do, but with all the transportation options available as part of our service, a car isn’t a necessity. Many couples find they prefer one car instead of two, but that’s up to you.


To learn more about independent living in the Kansas City metro area at John Knox Village, contact us, or call (816) 892-4294 to schedule a personal appointment.