- Suburb of Kansas City, MO
Rating 4.18 out of 5 38 reviews
Smithville is a small historical town with many things to do. The Smithville lake/Parks and recreation areas are very popular during the summer and fall. Everybody knows each other, and it is home to many people.
It’s kind of a small town and with small towns people are either friendly to outsiders, or not. With Smithville, it’s the latter. It’s not a very welcoming town if you aren’t born there.
Smithville was a great town to grow up in, a great school district, and an even better place to make friends. Cops there believe that every time a high schooler gets pulled over, they have weed on them, but that is the only issue
Overall, I really enjoy living in Smithville. The schools are really good and ranked very high statewide. The community is fairly connected as expected in a small town. One of the best things about living here is what sets us apart from other cities, which is the Smithville Lake. The lake is well-sized and allows for fishing, boating, tubing, swimming, and other lake activities. There are also many trails around the lake that make it very easy to enjoy nature. However, one of the big downsides of this city is the lack of restaurant variety, stores, and other activities.
A wonderful hometown and a great place to raise kids. The school district is very highly ranked in the state of Missouri and is ever-growing as a Kansas City suburb. Its proximity to Kansas City and having the lake in town is extremely appealing and greatly adds to the town.
I was born and raised in Smithville and as I have grown I have had the privilege to watch this great town grow as well. Everybody knows everybody one way or another. If you are an outdoorsy person Smithville is definitely for you because of all the hiking and biking trails surrounding Smithville Lake. Fishing, camping, boating, kayaking are also huge in this town. I am still waiting on a really good restaurant to move in but other than that I believe the town is headed in the right direction.
Growing up in Smithville, I have grown to love the town. It is small and quaint and everyone you meet is so nice. I do wish, however that our town was more diverse, not only in its people, but in its shops, events, etc. My favorite thing about living in Smithville is our lake, which does bring much tourism in the summer, and I would like to see the tourism being acknowledged with more shops, restaurants, etc.
It is a great community for families. As a community it is very supportive when people are in need. The taxes are low. Currently, there are several new businesses opening. Starbucks!!!!
I currently live in Smithville, and it's a wonderful place to live with your family. The school system is good, and it's a great place to raise your family. It's safe, small enough to have a short commute time. The only downsides are the lack of diversity, and the scarcity of job opportunities. Overall, it's a great place to live.
The small town feeling, is definitely an experience here in Smithville. Everyone knows everybody, and as the growing suburb, we continue to stay involved in the community to help the people in our city and town. Charity work and volunteer work at our high school is a must, as we strive for excellence in providing a safe and respected community in all of Kansas City, Missouri.
While I love the small town feel, the town could use some updating. It is in need of a community center like the YMCA.
Smithville has a small town atmosphere .with friendly people, great school system and short commute to Kansas City
I like the small community! Smithville is very family friendly and an extremely safe place to live. The schools education program is outstanding; that's why I'm willing to pay a little extra to live here.
Smithville, Missouri is a nice suburb of Kansas City. It has a small town feel while only a short drive from the city or the lake, depending on what you're in the mood for.
I have lived in Smithville, MO for 6 years now and I love it. I came from Blue Springs, MO during my 7th grade year of middle school and I adapted to Smithville very well. I enjoy the smaller town feel, something you do not get while in Blue Springs, and how I can live in the country and own horses. I also enjoyed the school district. I was really glad to know that the high school had an FFA program, something I wanted to be in for a while. I also was involved in 4-H while in Smithville, something I tried to do in Blue Springs but did not like the chapters there. The town is small enough to feel really safe and local, yet large enough to have a very good school and wonderful shops in the area.
The City of Smithville is a nice place to live. I've lived in my whole life and the lot of people stay in Smithville once they move in. The city is getting a lot bigger so it's starting to loss it's small town feel but it's still a nice place to raise kids.
There are very little crimes or concerns in the area. There may be one here or there, but the majority isn't very noticable. The police are visible and are there when you need them. They don't pound on you though, I think they are more willing to help than cause trouble. I don't have many concerns because of the safety of the area.