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Old 08-07-2013, 08:40 PM
 
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Hi there, I'm thinking of purchasing an inexpensive house in Kansas City and I'm wondering which areas are the safest crime wise and or what areas to avoid? I'm would be moving from Western Canada and would really appreciate someones insight. Please! thanks so much.......Dave...
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Safest, yet most modest, you have lots of options, but you might look at the lower part of the Northland south of Gladstone, just north of the river across from Downtown.

Avoid the East side of KCMO. There are some very detailed thread about where the east side is, so you might just do a search for safe, east side etc.
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:48 AM
 
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Are you looking to live in KC proper or the KC Metro area? The safest part of KC proper is the Northland. Other than that, you'd be very safe in any suburb - pretty much all of Johnson County or east Jackson County (Lee's Summit/Blue Springs).

The only places that are really dangerous are the east side of KC (east of say the Paseo) and the Quindaro area of Kansas City Kansas.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I'd highly recommend the Clay County portion of KCMO proper then the Shawnee Mission portion of Johnson County, KS.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Olathe, KS
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A rapidly growing community about 25 minutes southwest of KC proper on I-35 is Gardner.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:14 PM
 
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Trust me....until u get a feel for ks city....just move to OVERLAND PARK KANSAS right across the river... avoid MIDTOWN armour blvd area......anythng n kcmo frm independence ave to 63rd street...GRANDVIEW MO is overrated..if u want to stay n missouri do LEES SUMMIT r North of the river (the airport side) not North Kansas City (the run dwn industrial side)...i highly recommend u go to JOHNSON COUNTY KANSAS...overland park.....
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:28 AM
 
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Depends what kind of lifestyle you're after. Do you want suburbia? Dense, walkable urban? Residential surrounded by light urban? Funky, eclectic neighborhood? Artsy? Corporate?
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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avoid MIDTOWN armour blvd area......anythng n kcmo frm independence ave to 63rd street.
This is completely off base. Some of the nicest, most upscale areas in the entire metro are in KCMO between Independence and 63rd St (Sunset Hill, Plaza, Brookside, etc).

Have you been to Armour Blvd lately? It is completely changed from how it was 10 or even 5 years ago. Almost all of the buildings have been very nicely renovated and are fetching fairly high dollar rents.

It's tough to answer the question with out some more details (your definition of inexpensive and what you are looking for in a house and neighborhood), but I think Waldo is a nice area to find some low-priced housing.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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Born & raised in k.c......i knw wht im talking abt.....yes the inner city is being rehabbed nevertheless the crime is ridiculous....Independence ave...is skid row basically until u get to 63rd st....im a modern girl ...the waldo area is vintage old school ..I DIDNT MENTION THE PLAZA AREA BC THE AVERAGE PERSON CANNOT AFFORD TO LIVE THERE.......kansas city mo has one of the ABSOLUTE worse school districts in the US...in my opinion until u get a FEEL for the metro areas move to JOHNSON COUNTY KANSAS.....LEES SUMMIT MO.....BLUE SPRINGS MO.....AGAIN FRM I-70 independence ave to 63rd st.....Dnt do it! Armour blvd midtown area IS OFF THE CHAIN DRUG VALLEY....ROUGH!.....MAJORITY OF THE CRIME OCCURS IN THE GANG INFESTED 50s.....e.g. 51st & south benton r 53rd chestnut......THS IS THE REAL DEAL....SORRY......K.C. Is not houston l.a. or n.y. u can commute frm anyplace around the radius of metro k.c......im frm k.c. i knw the hood i knw wht im talking abt....
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:40 PM
 
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I lived on the Plaza on a teacher's salary...there are affordable, safe places in this part of the city "for the average person," even more so in areas like Waldo. The above post is nonsense, for those not in the know, who might, for whatever reason, be taking that poster seriously.
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