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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Greater Downtown is a neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri with a population of 25,204. Greater Downtown is in Jackson County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Greater Downtown offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Greater Downtown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Greater Downtown and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Greater Downtown...
Population
25,204

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$138,108
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$860
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    78%
  • Own
    22%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    3,075.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    187.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    2,341
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,570.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    10,171.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    3,841.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,276
National
$55,322
Families with Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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I just love the area, it's a great area between downtown and midtown. Walking distance to the jazz district; simply just beautiful and quite.
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I don't ever hear of any violent crimes. The most common crimes are dumping and littering on a street that doesn't have any houses. There is graffiti a couple of streets over on the main street, but it's not gang-related or anything like that. Just some kids messing around. When there were businesses there back in the day, we didn't have this problem.
I love that the neighborhood is getting safer and nicer, but I don't like the gentrification that is taking place. People who have lived here for over 50 years are being forced to move because of increased property taxes and other changes. I miss the friendly feel when you knew everyone on the block. The new people ever go outside or sit on their porches.