2016 Best Suburbs for Millennials in Kansas City Metro

Explore the best suburbs for young professionals based on the number of millennial residents, job opportunities, and access to bars, restaurants, and affordable housing. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, and other sources.

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Viewing 1-25 of 73
  1. 1

    Mission

    • Suburb in Kansas
    • 15 reviews
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    Roeland Park

    • Suburb in Kansas
    • 7 reviews
    Niche User:Roeland park in general, even Mission, there is relatively no crime. Downtown Kansas City tends to have a lot more, but its never in the neighborhoods of Mission/Roeland Park.
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  3. 3

    Westwood

    • Suburb in Kansas
  4. 4

    Fairway

    • Suburb in Kansas
  5. 5

    Merriam

    • Suburb in Kansas
    • 12 reviews
  6. 6

    North Kansas City

    • Suburb of Kansas City, MO
    • 4 reviews
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    Overland Park

    • City in Kansas
    • 245 reviews
    Niche User:The schools in this area are great and have helped me with University so much. I felt very prepared for college and am glad I had the opportunity to attend such a great school. The general atmosphere is very nice. People are friendly, there is lots to do, and tons of restaurant options.
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    Lenexa

    • Suburb in Kansas
    • 108 reviews
    Niche User:The area I live in is within the Johnson county limits, one of the wealthiest counties in the United States. The community is very good and there is very little fear of harm, when walking down the street or driving at night. It is a costly area to live in but has great values that the community pours in to the kids lives. Overall I have been raised in a wonderful community
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  9. 9

    Spring Hill

    • Town in Kansas
    • 15 reviews
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    Pleasant Valley

    • Suburb of Kansas City, MO
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    Prairie Village

    • Suburb in Kansas
    • 32 reviews
    Niche User:Kansas City is a fantastic area. The people here are nice, there are some great school districts (granted there are a few not so great one's as well). The quality of life and atmosphere of the area seem to be increasing. The athletic atmosphere is especially increase, supported by the great sporting teams in the area - royals, sporting kc, and the chiefs. There is a lot to be happy about when you live in this area!
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  12. 12

    Lansing

    • Town in Kansas
    • 28 reviews
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    Olathe

    • Suburb in Kansas
    • 272 reviews
    Niche User:This is the best area to live in because of the Kansas City Sports. There is no other town that rallies behind its teams like this ares does; from dying fountains blue during Royals Post-Season Baseball, and Red Fridays in support of the Chiefs, to supporting the women's and men's soccer teams, there is no lack of spirit around town.
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    Shawnee

    • Suburb in Kansas
    • 148 reviews
    Niche User:This area is very safe, as I stated before. The crime rate is extremely minimal. The only crime I've ever heard of in our neighborhood was when two teenagers got caught smoking marijuana in their garage a few years back. There are always policemen and firemen close and ready to respond to alerts.
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  15. 15

    Leavenworth

    • Town in Kansas
    • 29 reviews
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    Cameron

    • Town in Missouri
    • 30 reviews
    Niche User:Unless there is a prison breakout, I feel pretty safe. The crimes around are mostly drinking underage, and with drugs. I normally see the police about when I'm out.
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    Gladstone

    • Suburb of Kansas City, MO
    • 31 reviews
    Niche User:There is nothing better than having friendly peers and neighbors. Their willingness to offer help when they see you need it or just being friendly makes you want to stay in the area.
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    Grandview

    • Suburb of Kansas City, MO
    • 21 reviews
    Niche User:I like this area because it's a familiar place and working class neighborhood. I generally see the area growing because of the businesses that are being built and established in the area.
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    Lexington Township

    • Town in Kansas
    • 13 reviews
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    Riverside

    • Suburb of Kansas City, MO
    • 11 reviews
    Niche User:The police have a great presence in the city. They along with the firefighters are active in the town in that they sponsor a program for the youth of the city. I feel very safe in the city and have not had any problems. crime is relatively unheard of
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    Bonner Springs

    • Suburb in Kansas
    • 6 reviews
    Niche User:The Bonner Springs area was a very small area when I first moved in when I was very young. But in the past 8 years, this area has grown immensely! There are businesses opening up, young families moving in, and people just living life happily!
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    Claycomo

    • Suburb of Kansas City, MO
    • 2 reviews
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    Lee's Summit

    • Suburb of Kansas City, MO
    • 192 reviews
    Niche User:I like the area in which I live in. It is quiet. Not a lot of crime happens. The school district is amazing and prepares their students for the real world and college.
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    Mission Hills

    • Suburb in Kansas
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    Kansas City

    • City in Kansas
    • 231 reviews