The downtown area includes the Central Business District and its buildings, which form the city's skyline.The downtown loop is formed by Interstates 670, 70 and 35.It includes parts of Clay County, Missouri including North Kansas City, Missouri.North Kansas City is bounded by a bend in the Missouri River that defines a border between Wyandotte County, Kansas and Clay County, Missouri running approximately North-South and a border between North Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Missouri running approximately East-West.Wyandotte County, Kansas, sometimes referred to as just Wyandotte, which contains Kansas City, Kansas, Bonner Springs, Kansas and Edwardsville, Kansas is governed by a single unified government.Often the Wyandotte government is referred to simply as "The Unified Government".
Downtown almost always refers to downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
Also known as "South Kansas City", this area consists of the southern half of Kansas City, Missouri, as well as the suburbs of Grandview, Harrisonville, Belton, Loch Lloyd, Peculiar and Raymore.
The Northland is the area north of the Missouri River, bordered by the Kansas state line on the west and Missouri Highway 291 on the east.
Interstate 35 runs diagonally through Johnson County, Kansas from the southwest to downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
The northwest quadrant contains Wyandotte County, Kansas and parts of Platte County, Missouri.