A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$924
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    72
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    33
    41
  • Robbery
    33
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    334
    500
  • Theft
    2,215
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    206
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$65,773
National
$55,322
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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There aren't any sidewalks in my particular neighborhood, which is pretty inconvenient as a runner. Other than that, the city in general is very nice and clean. There's a vigilant police force that is close with many members of the community. There are several areas like the one near Adam's Dairy Road that contain a plethora of shops and restaurants next to one another that makes walking between them easy. It's also not too far from downtown Kansas City, (only about fifteen minutes) which also hosts plenty of museums, restaurants, bars, and shopping opportunities.
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Just outside of independence and Kansas City, everything is local and the schools are great! The neighborhoods are quiet and the general population is nice. There is hardly any major crime.
On a definite decline...crime rate increasing at an alarming rate. Schools declining as they scramble to battle increasing violence, drugs, and major discrepancies in enforcement of rules. Sad to see over 20 years in this community. Will be moving to a different state soon, and hoping that my home sells before further decline in property values.