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Find your Best Mortgage in Independence: Fixed Rate, Adjustable Rate, 30 years, 15 years.

Pros

-Diverse economy
-Entertainment
-Attractive downtown

Cons

-Growth & sprawl
-Uninteresting physical setting
-Crime rates


What Bert Has To Say About Kansas City Metro Area


Kansas City is a large, prosperous, self-sufficient and culturally rich city located astride the Missouri River. The downtown area and most of the population are on the older Missouri side, filled with shaded neighborhoods and mixed development. For the past 20 years the big growth has been on the Kansas side to the southwest in suburbs like Overland Park, Lenexa, and Shawnee.


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Quick Facts About Independence


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Independence is 5.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Independence jobs have Increased by 3.95 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Independence's cost of living is 16.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Independence's population is 117,255 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.41 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Independence is $90,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -14.32%.
    SCHOOLS
    Independence public schools spend $12,130 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17 students per teacher in Independence.

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  10/1/2014
GLACIAL ARTESIAN TAP WATER GETS LOW WATER QUALITY

The ice age sent glaciers sweeping south, ending at what is the edge of the Missouri River. Independence, Missouri, has artesian water straight from this glacial melt... (Read More)

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  4/10/2014
Very hit or miss.

I've lived here pretty much all my life, and I have to say, I'm ready to get out. I'm not sure if the crime here has just skyrocketed over recent years, or if I was just... (Read More)

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  1/29/2013
Not All That Bad

Independence, Missouri is just like any other fairly large, fairly old town. A city approaching 200 years old and having nearly 120,000 residents is going to have both... (Read More)

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