I've been living in Maryville Missouri for 4 years with my wife and seven kids and we have enjoyed this small town with a lot of culture and class with very friendly diverse neighbors who are more like family. Maryville is very low on crime there's absolutely no reason to fear walking the streets are operating in this area because there is rarely any negative criminal activity here. The school system in Maryville is excellent and my kids love the very helpful teachers and the friendly students that they have developed a long-term relationship with.
The best areas in Maryville are around Mozingo Lake Golf Course where there is a great golfing community with reasonably priced housing that is well built and provide opportunities for you to live comfortably in this small town environment. There are lots of shops, restaurants, and other amenities that provide conveniences that you usually find in largest cities but can be found in this small town atmosphere. Amenities including Mozingo Lake Park and Maryville Aquatic Center are a few of my favorites. If you're looking for a great city to relocate to in Missouri, I highly recommend Maryville.