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Places With The Best Housing In Missouri 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score73
  • Grandview, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,126
  • I loved visiting Grandview Missouri. This city is a suburb of Kansas City Missouri, but there are lots of homes in the area. The families are higher class families. There seems to be a large gap in the…[read more]
76
  • Hazelwood, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,604
  • Up until a couple of months ago I was living in Hazelwood Missouri. I cannot tell you how glad I am to have left that boring city. If you are thinking about moving there, I strongly recommend you don’t,…[read more]
92
  • Kearney, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,259
74
  • Raytown, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,366
  • I lived her for 3/4 of my life. It’s a hit and miss on areas, crime, etc but it’s affordable living. I would say Woodson, nor-fleet, west-ridge is more nicer houses everywhere else is average. a decent…[read more]
79
  • Richmond Heights, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,486
82
  • Maplewood, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,948
86
  • Smithville, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,069
70
  • Overland, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,932
  • My husband and I have raised 3 happy, smart kids in the 30 years that we have lived here in Overland. The overview on this website incorrectly states the number of schools: there is one high school…[read more]
82
  • Florissant, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,218
  • We are often mistaken for the reputation of north city, when in fact florissant is a great place to live. We have beautiful parks and a good sense of…[read more]
83
  • Webb City, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,052
  • I have experienced a great sense of community while living in Webb City. This is a city that truly welcomes you with open arms. The community is extremely unified. The schools are ok and leave a positive…[read more]
77
  • Old Jamestown, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,391
  • Old Jamestown Missouri is a decent place to live. I love the sunny weather. The average temperature in the summer is only in the high seventies. The average income is higher than most. The income…[read more]
90
  • O'Fallon, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 84,018
  • I've lived in O'Fallon MO City for the last few years. I moved here when I had a new job offer and haven't looked back. My initial worries about knowing the area were gone after just a few days. I felt…[read more]
90
  • Lee's Summit, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 94,257
  • I currently live in Lee's Summit, MO. Lee's Summit is surrounded by major highways such as, 350, 291, and 50. Shopping centers, schools, and hospitals are readily accessible. The public school system is…[read more]
79
  • Carl Junction, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,634
71
  • Macon, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,463
88
  • Blue Springs, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,641
  • I hit a pothole on the interstate that caused my car to be towed, and left me overnight in this friendly town. Although the reception person at La Quinta was a rude idiot, everyone else, from the…[read more]
74
  • Hannibal, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,707
  • I have lived in Hannibal, Missouri for all my life and cannot even imagine to think of living anywhere else! I love it here! It's located right on the Mississippi River, has all four seasons and is the…[read more]
59
  • Black Jack, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,956
93
  • Eureka, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,497
  • I have lived in Eureka, Missouri for 12 years. It is an interesting and great place to be with a mix of old and new areas. There is the old town section which has a lot of interesting and historical…[read more]
84
  • Marshfield, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,958
79
  • Farmington, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,881
  • Farmington, MO is a really nice place to live, with only a couple of negative points against it. The crime rate is a bit high, and the housing market could use a boost. Overall, however, it's a good…[read more]
79
  • Cameron, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,150
  • Like most cities in America Cameron, Missouri has its good points and its bad points. Take for example the rising crime rate here. It isn't as bad as in many areas, but it is still a point of concern and…[read more]
69
  • Bolivar, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,592
  • Bolivar, Missouri is a great little suburban area in Missouri that I am proud to reside in. Living in Bolivar, Missouri the last 3 years has been a pleasant experience for my sons and I. They attend…[read more]
76
  • Willard, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,447
76
  • Chillicothe, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,199
  • Hey so I'm 14 and I'm not really a country boy I'm more of a city boy I was just wondering how the high schoolers are like are there some kids like me in town that will jusy hangout and play video…[read more]
59
  • Aurora, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,473
  • I've lived in Missouri my entire life and have lived in Aurora since 1994. I wish I would have never moved here! I would move, but I'm stuck cause you can never make enough money to get the heck out. …[read more]
75
  • Independence, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 117,217
  • I lived in independence for a few years but still come over to shop and run errands. There good and bad neighborhoods the higher the numbers of the street you are the better. The border is 23rd street…[read more]
67
  • St. John, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,459
71
  • Lemay, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,762
  • Even though this is considered to be one of the best areas in the state to live in, I'm pretty sure when people say that they are skipping Lemay entirely, And they should be. The crime rate is terrible…[read more]
88
  • Nixa, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,520
  • Nixa Missouri is tucked deep in the Ozarks. It's a beautiful place to live with lots of exciting things to do and see. If you're thinking of moving to Nixa, you'll have a gorgeous new place to call home.…[read more]
67
  • Richmond, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,638
90
  • Olivette, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,830
73
  • Bowling Green, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,464
93
  • Kirkwood, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,614
  • Kirk wood is a place that I tend to take for granted. Situated in downtown, the town is historic and extremely walkable. In the apartment that my wife and I live in, anything we want is within a few…[read more]
92
  • Manchester, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,183
  • If you're willing to pay a little higher cost of living to be in a great city you should check out where we're living in Manchester, Missouri. My fiancé and I rent an apartment here and we absolutely…[read more]
96
  • Glendale, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,917
92
  • St. Peters, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,820
  • I have lived in St. Peters, MO for most of my childhood. I still go back there a couple times a year to visit my family. It has been voted one of the best places to raise a family and with good reason.…[read more]
88
  • Liberty, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,239
  • Living in Liberty Missouri was one of the better areas that I have experienced. Neighboring cities like Kansas City add to the number of activities in the area. Liberty is stellar in educational…[read more]
90
  • Ellisville, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,188
72
  • Pleasant Hill, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,272
77
  • Boonville, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,397
70
  • Neosho, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,144
  • Neosho, known as the “flower box city” is a place of potential. However, I can't say that I love living here. Now I won't wholly bash this town. The cost of living here is respectable. And for a pretty…[read more]
83
  • Shrewsbury, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,197
92
  • Webster Groves, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,111
  • My cost of living is higher right now living in Webster Groves than other parts of Missouri, but it all balances out because I make more at my job here than I did before moving. I live near Big Bend…[read more]
72
  • Dexter, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,934
78
  • Savannah, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,103
92
  • Sappington, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,233
66
  • Clinton, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,989
89
  • Creve Coeur, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,072
  • During my years living in Creve Coeur, I was always blown away by the way of life. A small city, however, Creve Coeur has some of the most amazing real estate that I have seen in my travels. While most…[read more]
77
  • Mexico, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,622
  • I love living in Mexico! This town truly is unique, with friendly people, good jobs, and a down to earth sense of community. Some of my favorite things to do here are go for walks, especially at the…[read more]

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Missouri. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Missouri to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Missouri as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Missouri, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.