The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Kansas City For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Kansas City are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Kansas City.
Safest Neighborhoods In Kansas City

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Kansas City are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Kansas City. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Kansas City neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Kansas City in 2020? That would be Blue Hills Estates. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood’s statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Kansas City.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Kansas City neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Kansas City that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Kansas City.

For more Missouri reading, check out:

How We Determined The Safest Kansas City Hoods In 2020

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Kansas City.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 131 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the ‘Safest City Neighborhood In Kansas City.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Blue Hills Estates.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Kansas City. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Kansas City For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,520
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 222
Property Crime Per 100k: 969
More on Blue Hills Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Blue Hills Estates comes in at 222 and the property crime per capita is 969 for 2020.

Armour Hills Kansas City, MO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 2,422
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 167
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,058
More on Armour Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Armour Hills is a neighborhood located in Kansas City, Missouri. It is bounded on the west by Brookside Road, on the north by 65th Street, on the east by Oak Street and the south by Gregory Boulevard. The name of this area derives from the fact that the land was owned by members of the Armour family of the Armour and Company.

The violent crime per 100K people in Armour Hills comes in at 167 and the property crime per capita is 1,058 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,603
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 337
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,009
More on Highview Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Highview Estates comes in at 337 and the property crime per capita is 1,009 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,302
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 440
Property Crime Per 100k: 556
More on Faireway Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Faireway Hills comes in at 440 and the property crime per capita is 556 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 3,622
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 354
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,627
More on Mission Lake: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Mission Lake comes in at 354 and the property crime per capita is 1,627 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,673
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 455
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,030
More on White Oak: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in White Oak comes in at 455 and the property crime per capita is 1,030 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,971
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 411
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,657
More on Country Lane Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Country Lane Estates comes in at 411 and the property crime per capita is 1,657 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 513
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 263
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,122
More on Unity Ridge: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Unity Ridge comes in at 263 and the property crime per capita is 2,122 for 2020.

Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,722
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 309
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,185
More on Ward Parkway: Homes For Sale | Data

Ward Parkway is a boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri, United States, near the Kansas-Missouri state line. Ward Parkway begins at Brookside Boulevard on the eastern edge of the Country Club Plaza and continues westward along Brush Creek as U.S. Route 56 until it turns southward across the creek just before the Kansas-Missouri state line. It then continues south for four miles, terminating at Wornall Road near West 95th Street.

The violent crime per 100K people in Ward Parkway comes in at 309 and the property crime per capita is 2,185 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 2,757
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 368
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,392
More on Red Ridge South: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Red Ridge South comes in at 368 and the property crime per capita is 2,392 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Kansas City

Looking at the data, you can tell that Blue Hills Estates is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Missouri residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Kansas City For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Blue Hills Estates 1,191
2 Armour Hills 1,225
3 Highview Estates 1,346
4 Faireway Hills 996
5 Mission Lake 1,981
6 White Oak 1,485
7 Country Lane Estates 2,068
8 Unity Ridge 2,385
9 Ward Parkway 2,494
10 Red Ridge South 2,760
11 Westwood 2,507
12 River Market 2,507
13 Crown Center 2,507
14 Royal Oaks 2,684
15 Kirkside 2,876
16 Saint Catherine’s Gardens 3,025
17 South Plaza 3,331
18 Volker 3,266
19 Richards Gebaur 3,339
20 West Plaza 3,425
21 Stayton Meadows 3,113
22 Blue Vue Hills 3,214
23 Robandee South 3,251
24 Western 49-63 3,647
25 West Waldo 3,536
26 Bannister Ares 3,616
27 Little Blue Valley 3,752
28 Tower Homes 3,732
29 Union Hill 4,167
30 Holmes Park 3,738
31 Central Business District-Downtown 3,735
32 Morningside 4,355
33 Waldo Homes 4,365
34 Eastwood Hill East 4,296
35 Bonne Hills 4,521
36 Santa Fe Hills 4,553
37 Roanoke 4,557
38 Lea Manor 4,703
39 Willow Creek 4,508
40 Park Farms 4,608
41 Foxtown East 4,576
42 Timber Valley 4,874
43 Fairwood And Robandee 4,610
44 Old Westport 4,894
45 Linden Hills And Indian Heights 4,908
46 Legacy East 4,644
47 Sunset Hill 5,593
48 Hickman Mills South 4,975
49 Ward Parkway Plaza 5,026
50 Hillcrest 5,522
51 Palestine East 5,128
52 Martin City 5,263
53 Western Hills 6,228
54 Squier Park 5,453
55 South Hyde Park 5,480
56 Ruskin Hills 5,556
57 Valentine 5,657
58 Brown Estates 5,636
59 Sterling Acres 5,765
60 Southmoreland 5,998
61 West Blue Township 6,161
62 Eastern 49-63 5,716
63 Oakwood 6,253
64 Ashland Ridge 6,160
65 Fairlane 6,125
66 North India Mound 6,224
67 Blue Valley Industrial 7,233
68 Oldham Farms 6,619
69 East Meyer 6,711
70 Self Help Neighborhood Council 6,734
71 West Blue Valley 6,863
72 Linwood Homeowner-Ivanhoe 6,939
73 Broadway Gillham 7,277
74 Central Hyde Park 7,709
75 Riss Lake 7,592
76 Loma Vista 7,748
77 Swope Parkway-Elmwood 7,651
78 Hanover Place 7,918
79 Stanford Estates 7,907
80 Citadel 7,909
81 Wendell Phillips 8,099
82 Westside South 8,459
83 Cunningham Ridge 8,340
84 Central Blue Valley-Park Tower Grade 8,187
85 Westside North 8,672
86 Ruskin Heights 8,621
87 Lewis Heights 9,008
88 Oak Park Southwest 8,891
89 Key Coalition 9,096
90 Oak Park Northwest 9,151
91 Vineyard 9,167
92 Ingleside 9,332
93 South Town Fork Creek 9,214
94 Beacon Hills 9,407
95 East Blue Valley 9,371
96 Plaza Westport 9,419
97 Hickman Mills 9,643
98 Bleheim Square-Research Hospital 9,703
99 Mount Hope 9,783
100 Northest Industrial District 9,924
101 Blue Hills 9,938
102 North Blue Ridge 10,029
103 Ivanhoe Northeast 10,029
104 Norble And Gregory Ridge 10,212
105 Santa Fe 10,223
106 Hidden Valley 10,305
107 East Community Team North 10,673
108 Marlborough East 10,705
109 Manheim Park 10,732
110 Eastwood Hills West 10,913
111 Country Valley-Hawthorn Square 11,091
112 South Blue Valley 11,016
113 Pendleton Heights 11,109
114 South India Mound 11,681
115 Knoches Park 11,564
116 Sarritt Point 11,572
117 Oak Park Southeast 11,923
118 Marlborough Heights-Marlborough Pride 12,114
119 North Hyde Park 12,909
120 Longfellow 12,288
121 Lykins 12,701
122 Sheffield 12,761
123 Indipendence Plaza 12,593
124 Swope Park Campus 12,743
125 East Community Team South 12,945
126 Vineyard Northwest 13,015
127 Palestine West And Oak Park Northeast 13,382
128 East Sqope Highlands 13,733
129 Washington Weatley 14,282
130 North Town Fork Creek 13,513
131 Ivanhoe Southeast 14,002

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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