A+ Gladstone Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Gladstone Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% higher than Missouri
Gladstone
946% less expensive than the US average
Missouri
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Gladstone cost of living
D Gladstone Crime Total crime is 10% lower than Missouri
Total crime
2,83410% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3610% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-1%Year over year crime is down
Gladstone crime
C- Gladstone Employment Household income is 5% higher than Missouri
Median household income
$52,0936% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$27,9076% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%17% lower than the US average
Gladstone employment
C Gladstone Housing Home value is 6% lower than Missouri
Median home value
$132,50028% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$80116% lower than the US average
Home ownership
66%4% higher than the US average
Gladstone real estate or Gladstone rentals
A- Gladstone Schools HS graduation rate is 4% higher than Missouri
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
64%29% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
10:140% lower than the US average
Gladstone K-12 schools or Gladstone colleges

Living in Gladstone, MO

Gladstone is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Missouri. The city has a population of 26,562 residents. In Gladstone, there are 3,289 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. At 90%, the majority of the Gladstone population is White; this is followed by 4% Black and 1% Asian. Gladstone is known to be family friendly as more than 73% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 68% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Are you trying to decide if living in Gladstone is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in Missouri, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Gladstone and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Missouri and national averages.

Using data and statistics Gladstone has received a livability score of 81 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 95th percentile when compared to all other cities. Based on this score, Gladstone would be considered a very livable city! This city is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Gladstone scores well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B+) and education (A-).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Gladstone, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Gladstone is actually affordable. The median home price for Gladstone homes is $132,500, which is 6.2% lower than the Missouri average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Gladstone, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 13.8% lower than the Missouri average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Gladstone area were 5.7% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.6%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Gladstone, MO Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Gladstone, MO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Country Club Plaza, Kansas City8411.91,088
West Plaza, Kansas City8011.93,939
Coleman Highlands, Kansas City7810.3709
Union Hill, Kansas City779.6865
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Valentine, Kansas City7710.41,163
Southmoreland, Kansas City7611.43,638
South Hyde Park, Kansas City7611.41,981
Volker, Kansas City7510.74,523

Best Cities Near Gladstone, MO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westwood, KS9112.41,747
Prairie Village, KS8916.221,824
Lake Waukomis, MO874.4973
Fairway, KS8613.63,964
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Liberty, MO857.730,239
Platte Woods, MO855.1430
Blue Springs, MO8520.953,641
Kearney, MO8514.59,259
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I am currently living in Gladstone, Missouri after having moved here three years ago from KCK. Let me tell you, I love it here! As a single mom with three kids I was worried I couldn't find affordable housing in such a great area, but I found a beautiful apartment not far from Linden Square.

This is one of the best areas in Gladstone because Linden Square (it's behind City Hall) has a farmers market May through October and I love using fresh produce and eggs for myself and my children. I also love taking my little ones to the Gladstone Theater in the Park during the summer.

Gladstone is very attentive to it's young citizens, and offers so many different youth activities. My kids have or will be participating in the Kids Triathlon, Touch A Truck, Kids in the Kitchen class, and a few awesome camps later this summer. I recommend Gladstone to anyone with kids thinking about relocating.
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