Explore Kansas City

Independence, MO Real Estate, Homes For Sale, School & Area Information

Due to its proximity to Kansas City, Independence has all of the amenities of a large metropolitan area while still maintaining a great hometown atmosphere. Although it still has a small-town feel, Independence is the fourth-largest city in the Missouri. Independence is also the county seat of Jackson County, although a small portion of the city also falls within Clay County.

Like many cities in the Kansas City metro are, Independence is rich in historical significance. Independence was founded on March 29, 1827, and quickly became a vital frontier town. Known as the "Queen City of the Trails," Independence was an important stop on the California, Oregon and Santa Fe Trails. Independence is also the hometown of President Harry S. Truman and where he began his political career.

There are several historical landmarks in Independence, including the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, and the National Frontier Trails Center. There are also many modern day amenities and attractions including the Adventure Oasis Water Park, the new Independence Event Center, nearby Arrowhead Stadium, and over 21,000 acres of outdoor fun made possible by Jackson County Parks and Recreation. If you still have time on your hands with all of these amazing activities, spend some time shopping at either the brand-name stores at Independence Mall or at the myriad of local shops that line Independence Square.

Independence Area Insight

  • A Secret Garden lives up to its name. This garden is hidden in the most unlikely place which is part of the magic. From the entrance you would never guess that there is over an acre of thousands of beautiful flowering trees and plants.

    Secret Garden open house will be held Sunday, October 8th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Come see what's new in the garden.
  • Raegan West
    RE/MAX Premier Properties
    Ask Raegan a question about Independence.
    Independence, MO
    Vivilore is a fine dining restaurant, art gallery, and antique store with a stunning courtyard. The food and drinks are delicious, and the space is absolutely gorgeous. This hidden gem is located in the Englewood Art District right off of Winner Road.
  • Kathi Simpson
    RE/MAX Heritage
    The Vets at this animal clinic really care for your pets. I personally have four dogs and I trust the care this office provides. They are very reasonably priced and accommodating to your schedule.
  • If you have driven through Independence on Interstate 70 lately, you may have noticed that Independence Event Center has changed it's name and received a make-over.

    Last fall, The City of Independence and Spectra By Comcast Spectator, the providers of Venue Management and Food Services and Hospitality to the center announced a new partnership with Silverstein Eye Centers. The Center now has a new name, new signs on the exterior and interior, and a new website, (www.Silversteineyecentersarena.com), and a new agreement/partnership with the Missouri Mavericks and Missouri Comets.
  • Developers have really taken interest in this area southeast of Independence on Interstate 70 and U.S. 40. This area already includes "The Falls" Bass Pro Shop. Since the development of Bass Pro Shop, the biking and walking trails, and Waterfall Park, this area has really started to stimulate more and more attention. Now including Cheddars, Pizza Ranch, Slim Chickens, and the opening last March of the new Hotel Stoney Creek and the recent opening of The Main Event, developers are pursuing more opportunities.

    Los Cabos might be the largest restaurant that the City of Independence has ever had at over 10,000 square feet, creating jobs for over 100 full-time and part-time employees. It will seat over 400 patrons and have a lively and cheerful atmosphere with the entertainment of their own Mariachi Band, face painting, and balloons. I am sure there will be a few sombreros hanging around.

    I imagine it will be gorgeous, weather permitting as the location will be on the lake where Bass Pro Shop and Stoney Creek sit. The Cabana will face the waterfall.

    The Company that owns Los Cabos Mexican Grill and Cantina is 6 B's Restaurant Management Group that is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Bass Pro Shop is not only a high end retailer of all things an avid and passionate outdoorsman or woman could dream of, it is also a very enjoyable family atmosphere. Tastefully done and very well organized, I will have more pictures and videos to come. There are outdoor scenes, aquariums,and a fine Seafood restaurant, Islamorada Fish Company.
  • Karen Cragg
    RE/MAX Heritage
    There is no need to burrow under the covers when winter comes. There are always lots of places to go out and have a good time in the suburbs of Kansas City. Independence is home to the Mavericks Hockey team who are currently celebrating HoKCey Month. So grab a schedule, get loud and enjoy a great time! The fun is all around us!
  • Shane Stevens
    RE/MAX Heritage
    One of my favorite places to go when I have a sweet tooth is The Great American Cookie at the Independence Center! They have a wide variety of sweets to choose from. My favorite is cookie cakes. They have made a couple of cookie cakes for birthday parties for us! They also have drinks and many other options for desserts. This is my favorite shop at Independence Center!
  • Shane Stevens
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Ask Shane a question about Independence.
    Independence, MO
    Silverstein Eye Care Center Arena is the home of semi professional hockey team, the Missouri Mavericks and the semi professional indoor soccer team The Comets. This venue also holds trade shows, concerts, and many other events. This is one of the best places for entertainment in the city of Independence. And I myself have enjoyed going to this venue many times.
  • Shane Stevens
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Ask Shane a question about Independence.
    Independence, MO
    This is the coolest and newest place in Independence! Main Event is full of fun activities for you and your family with bowling, arcade games, and laser tag. Your kids and you will have a blast! This venue is perfect for parties, watching sporting events, or just a night out with the family. The food is also delicious and the menu has tons of options for the kids and you as well. Go check out this fun and adventurous place!
  • David Wiesemann
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Ask David a question about Independence.
    Independence, MO
    Do you have plans this Labor Day? If not, head on over to Independence, for SantaCaliGon Days! This Labor Day Weekend, September 4th-7th, the City of Independence is hosting The 43rd annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival. This is one of the KC region's oldest and largest festivals!
    This festival celebrates the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails during the country’s westward expansion. Last year, there were more than 300,000 people that came. There is no shortage of things to do with 500 arts, crafts, food and commercial vendor booths, three free entertainment stages, a large carnival, I-town Volleyball tournament, car shows, and a 5K Run. Admission is free, and who doesn't like free? SantaCaliGon Days has something for the whole family this Labor Day Weekend!
  • Cortney Stansbury
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Ask Cortney a question about Independence.
    Independence, MO
    Saints Pub & Patio is the perfect place for lunch or watching your favorite sports team dominate on the big screen! They've got a nice patio to lounge on or plenty of room inside to kick back with your favorite cold beverage. Saints is also good for birthday parties as they have a designated area for parties!
  • Jason & Cristie Sharpsteen
    RE/MAX Revolution
    Ask Jason & Cristie a question about Independence.
    Independence, MO
    Our family loves our season tickets to watch the Mav's. Here are highlights from a game last season. It's fun for everyone and a great way to add some variety to your nightlife selection. You won't regret going. The fans here are intense! The Events Center is near the communities of Timber Hills, The Dominion, Oaks Ridge Meadows, Cardinal Woods West and Milton Estates.
  • Karen Cragg
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Explore a new aspect of spring with these free hikes during a full moon. Reserve your place by 5:00 pm on the Thursday before the hike by calling 816-325-7115. Each hike is limited to 12 participants. Part of the hike will go off the paved trail, so wear appropriate shoes. No baby strollers or light-up shoes, please. Hike starts at 7:00 pm on March 6; at 8:00 pm on April 3 and May 1.
  • Matt Hargrave
    RE/MAX Heritage
    The Bass Pro Shop in Independence is conveniently located near the intersection of I-70 and M-291 Hwy. This expansive store houses everything you could want for any and all of your outdoor activities. Whether you are passionate about hunting, fishing, boating, camping, hiking, or bird-watching, Bass Pro Shop has all the supplies you will need. Even if you don't need to shop, there are impressive nature displays that include many different animals and naturally flowing waterways to appeal to your senses.

    And if that is not enough, check out the massive fish tanks that house some of Missouri's native fish species. If you are feeling more tropical, stop into the restaurant located on the lower level and enjoy a delicious meal while watching the colorful fish in the giant saltwater tank. With everything they have to offer, Bass Pro Shop is a "must stop and enjoy" location.
  • Mark Wiesemann
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Ask Mark a question about Independence.
    Independence, MO
    AMC Theater is a great place to relax and see a movie with family and friends. With ticket prices as low as 5 dollars during the week and over 20 movies to choose from you can't beat it. AMC Commons is at a prime location right in the middle of many restaurants and shopping, including the Independence Center. This is definitely a great place to come if you're ever in Independence and would like to catch a flick.
  • Mark Wiesemann
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Ask Mark a question about Independence.
    Independence, MO
    The Drumm Farm Golf Course is located in Independence and has a beautiful 280 acre course and an amazing 2 million dollar club house! You can either play the full 18 holes or play an executive course that is only 9 holes for the man or woman on the go. Drumm Farm has a lot to offer and is a great place to play. Drumm Farm offers great prices, a great course, 2 practice greens and much more.
  • Marlene Williams
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Feel like ice skating? The Independence Centerpoint Community Ice Center is open to the public. If you don't know how, there are classes you can take or you can have parties for special occasions such as birthdays! Also, there is a pro skate shop for equipment and a concession stand.
  • Marlene Williams
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Ask Marlene a question about Independence.
    Independence, MO
    Centrally located in Independence, the Independence Events Center features different events such as concerts, school graduations, sporting events such as the Missouri Mavericks (Central Hockey League), 2015 NAID Division Women's Basketball, Comets (Indoor Soccer League), and National 2015 Collegiate Roller Hockey. The Center has parking for 2,200 available, 5,800 seats and 25 suites.
  • If you are looking for a top notch, precision hair-cut, here is the barber shop for you! Dr. Hair Barber Shop & Salon, located in a large garage, offers a very unique, very cool man cave and comfortable atmosphere. It's definitely the kind of fun place that guys would love to sit and just hang out. Dr. Hair himself (a.k.a. Brett Hearn) is going on his 25th year in business.

    Whatever you are looking for in a man's hair-cut, look no further. Dr. Hair specializes in clipper cuts, whether it be a classic or a modern version of a classic or even designs. He can accommodate a diverse clientele of all ages, hook you up with a current, clean, and hip hair-cut that is still classic and manly. Walk-ins are possible, but call to make an appointment to be sure to get in when you want! Open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 am-7:00 pm. If you need an appointment call (816) 935-5548.
  • The Harlem Globetrotters will perform at the Independence Events Center on Sunday, January 18 at 2:00 pm. The Event Center is located at 19045 E. Valley View Parkway, Independence. Since originating in Chicago over 70 years ago, the Harlem Globetrotters have entered popular culture and are a household name. This is a fun-filled family event!
  • Brett Wren
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Ask Brett a question about Independence.
    Independence, MO
    Bass Pro Shops offer a great shopping environment. They have great restaurants and you can even sit by the fire and visit. Of course, you can find just about anything you need for the outdoors!
  • Adam and Eve College of Cosmetology is located on the square at 214 N. Osage, in Independence. They offer courses in Cosmetology, Manicuring as well as Instructor Training to prepare you to take your Missouri State Board exam for licensure. New classes begin the second Tuesday of each month. Adam and Eve's goal is to provide proficient, credible professionals for the cosmetology industry.

    After students are prepared to work on clients, they are released to floor time so the college can offer salon services to the public. All work performed by the students is supervised by the college instructors. They offer a wide variety of services from cuts, color, perms, waxing, manicuring, and much more! The College can be reached at 816-252-0202 for more information on their cosmetology courses or to schedule a appointment for a new look!
  • Centerpoint Community Ice offers a variety of programs including public skating and learn-to-skate classes. Figure skating and ice hockey is a mainstay for ice rinks and this Midwest venue is no exception. Special events and private rentals are available, too. The facility hosts a full-service concession stand, skate sharpening services and a Pro Skate Shop for skating equipment, gear and apparel. Location information: 19100 East Valley View Parkway, Independence, MO 64055 or call 816-442-6100. Have fun in Independence!
  • The City of Independence has a community walk planned each Wednesday at 9:00 am. The walk location rotates and it begins at various locations throughout the city each week. On September 17, it starts at the Independence Athletic Complex, 17800 E. Salisbury Road, and September 24th at Rotary Park, 10615 E. 24th Street South, in Independence. Visit the website for more information. Get excited and get walking!

Have a Question?

Nearby Real Estate Offices

    RE/MAX Premier Properties

    17000 US 40 Hwy, Suite 1
    Independence, MO 64055

    RE/MAX 1st Choice

    2 Victory Dr
    Liberty, MO 64068

    RE/MAX Legacy

    4635 Wyandotte, Suite 210
    Kansas City, MO 64112

    RE/MAX Innovations

    3200 NE 83rd St
    Kansas City, MO 64119

    RE/MAX Heritage

    1900 NW South Outer Road
    Blue Springs, MO 64015

    RE/MAX Elite, REALTORS

    4243 NE Lakewood Way
    Lee's Summit, MO 64064