Best Affordable Suburb in Missouri!!!

BusinessWeek magazine picked Kearney as the best affordable suburb in the state of Missouri.

Kearney, Mo.

Nearest major city: Kansas City
Population: 7,733
Median family income: $83,664
Median home price: $158,790
Unemployment rate: 8.4%
Violent crime index: 46

Kearney, which covers about 12.8 square miles, is one of Missouri's fastest-growing cities. It has eight miles of walking trails, 160 acres of parkland, an amphitheater, and a golf course. The area is served by the Kearney R-1 School District. Downtown Kansas City is about a half-hour drive away.