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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Blue Springs is a suburb of Kansas City with a population of 53,641. Blue Springs is in Jackson County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Blue Springs offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Blue Springs there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Blue Springs and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Blue Springs are highly rated.
About Blue Springs...
Population
53,641

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
    163
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    31
    41
  • Robbery
    20
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    287
    500
  • Theft
    2,412
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    225
    284
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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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Everyone raves about this KC suburb and locals in Jackson county know it's flawed but transplants love it. They love the redneck country vibe scattered with overpriced cookie cutter homes and section 8 townhomes galore.

7 highway starting to look like 24 highway with some businesses closing and moving east towards grain valley.

Crime is comparable to Independence, lot of property crime. Schools are decent but everyone thinks their schools are the best but that's only if you play athletics otherwise your kids are going to get bullied regardless it's public schools you're going to get bullied there's nothing here that makes it any better than any other Jackson County suburb.
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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.
The school district is academically hard and involved with the community which I highly value. The population consisted of middle-class families until Kansas City raised their rent, and the inner city residents migrated to Blue Springs. I would change the motels that are on the outer road. Woods Chapel area is notorious for the drug trafficking motels. While growing up, I was not scared of walking alone in the dark but now I am frightful of what could happen.