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A+ Lee's Summit Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Lee's Summit Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% higher than Missouri
Lee's Summit
1033% more expensive than the US average
Missouri
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lee's Summit cost of living
A- Lee's Summit Crime Total crime is 28% lower than Missouri
Total crime
2,26512% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4512% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
25%Year over year crime is up
Lee's Summit crime
B- Lee's Summit Employment Household income is 62% higher than Missouri
Median household income
$80,49446% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,72220% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%37% lower than the US average
Lee's Summit employment
B Lee's Summit Housing Home value is 39% higher than Missouri
Median home value
$195,9006% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9965% higher than the US average
Home ownership
76%20% higher than the US average
Lee's Summit real estate or Lee's Summit rentals
A- Lee's Summit Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than Missouri
High school grad. rates
95%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
59%21% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:14% higher than the US average
Lee's Summit K-12 schools or Lee's Summit colleges

Living in Lee's Summit, MO

Located in the state of Missouri, Lee's Summit is a medium-sized city with a population of 94,257 people. If we look at the most recent Census, Lee's Summit is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Lee's Summit might be a good fit as 81% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 55% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Are you trying to decide if living in Lee's Summit is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before relocating to any new city in Missouri, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Lee's Summit, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and more.

With a livability score of 85/100, Lee's Summit is ranked #367 in the United States and #23 in Missouri. Based on this score, Lee's Summit would be considered a very livable city! Lee's Summit has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Lee's Summit has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A), education (A-), employment (B-) and housing (B).

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

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Lee's Summit gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 137 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Lee's Summit can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

Lee's Summit real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Lee's Summit. The median home price for Lee's Summit homes is $195,900, which is 38.7% higher than the Missouri average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lee's Summit, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.4, which is 17.2% lower than the Missouri average.

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Compare Lee's Summit, MO Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Lee's Summit, MO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ward Parkway, Kansas City8612.63,722
Armour Hills, Kansas City8512.42,422
Faireway Hills, Kansas City857.42,302
Country Club Plaza, Kansas City8413.81,088
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Western Hills, Kansas City8412.11,837
Country Lane Estates, Kansas City8211.61,971
Tower Homes, Kansas City8211.85,882
Lea Manor, Kansas City8111.82,044

Best Cities Near Lee's Summit, MO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westwood, KS9114.81,747
Prairie Village, KS8914.221,824
Lake Waukomis, MO8725.4973
Fairway, KS8614.93,964
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Liberty, MO852230,239
Platte Woods, MO8525.6430
Blue Springs, MO858.953,641
Kearney, MO85309,259
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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 excellent. Since Lee's Summit is a big city with a population of over 80,000. Therefore housing is variable and affordable. It's a great place to raise a family, that's why I moved here. We are also just 15 minutes away from the Arrowhead Stadium and The KC Royals stadium and about 45 minutes from KCI airport.

There are several different things to do and see in Lee's Summit. In the summer there are many nice water parks, sports compounds, lakes, museums, and golf courses. It's nice to walk around downtown Lee's Summit during the summer concerts. Just 25 minutes away there's the country club plaza, for camping you can drive about an hour to Smithville Lake. You can also go wine tasting at the Stonehaus Farm in Lee's Summit. I love going to Lake Latewona on a beautiful day and visit my one of my favorite restaurants Marina Grog and Galley. This is also a culturally diverse place. The options are many for families.
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Source: The Lee's Summit, MO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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