Ranked in the 76th percentile


  • Independence is ranked #231 in Missouri
  • Independence is ranked #7,031 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Stable Housing Market
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Independence, MO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ward Parkway, Kansas City8612.13,722
Faireway Hills, Kansas City8552,302
Armour Hills, Kansas City8511.12,422
Country Club Plaza, Kansas City84101,088
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Western Hills, Kansas City8413.21,837
Country Lane Estates, Kansas City8214.71,971
Tower Homes, Kansas City8211.45,882
Lea Manor, Kansas City81142,044

Best Cities Near Independence, MO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westwood, KS9111.31,747
Prairie Village, KS9013.921,824
Platte Woods, MO8615.9430
Blue Springs, MO869.653,641
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fairway, KS8612.33,964
Kearney, MO8518.59,259
Liberty, MO8510.230,239
Lee's Summit, MO8511.894,257
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Iconic Independence, Missouri

Independence, Missouri is a quaint historical city and was home to Harry S. Truman. If you are a history buff, Independence is the place to visit. With its historic homes, civil war battlegrounds and many museums, it truly captures the essence of American heritage. When I visited the city of Independence recently, I fell in love with the historic downtown area. There were many unique and unusual shops to explore and the Clinton Soda Fountain Shop is like stepping back into time. It was a nice place to stop for an old-fashioned ice cream sundae. Although Independence does not offer any lively nightlife activities, there are plenty of attractions and things to do geared toward family fun. There is a water park, nature trails and wagon rides through the historical districts. Another point of interest is the Puppetry Arts Institute, which offers shows daily. Perfect for people who are interested in American history or for family entertainment, Independence is a great place to visit. It offers small town charm and down-home personality to all of its visitors.
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Source: The Independence, MO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).