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Featured Apartments in Independence, MO
At Hillside Apartments, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality living experience possible. Our commitment is to maintain a safe and family-friendly environment for each of our residents to enjoy 100% of the time. We always keep our community well-lit and free from trash, our intolerance for crime provides safety and security for all of our residents; after all this is where you live, and we care about your home.
Independence MO, 64050
Beautifully Renovated *** 525 STONE ARCH DR. INDEPENDENCE. MO 64052 *** ---I-70/I-435 - Blue Ridge Blvd / Truman Rd.---
Independence MO, 64052
HEAT and A/C PAID!!!!...Available Indoor Parking In Building Garage ... Abundant Shopping and Dining Nearby ...
Independence MO, 64056
Cedar Ridge features the quiet community of country living while offering the convenience and ease of city living. Find out why you want to call Cedar Ridge Home.
Independence MO, 64055
Blue Springs School District, Carports, 24 Hour Fitness Center!
Independence MO, 64055
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Overview of Independence
Known as "An American Original," Independence is an important city in United States history because it is home to President Harry Truman, the man responsible for helping end World War II. Part of the Kansas City metropolitan area, Independence is home to 117,000 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Because of its central location, it is easy to see why so many residents are looking into Independence apartments for rent.
Living in Independence, MO
The Treaties of 1825 moved Kansan Native Americans westward and settlers from the East began to make their home in what would eventually become the state of Missouri as early as 1830. Because of the nearby Missouri River and trails that stretched to California, Oregon and New Mexico, pioneers flourished in the area that came to be known as Independence.
The Civil War was a trying time for Independence because many of the residents had splintering sentiments on the issue of slavery. Many residents fled south or north to join their respective troops, and Independence itself saw two important battles that took their toll on the booming city. In 1903, the Wright brothers saw their first successful flight here and soon afterward, Truman began his political career when he was elected county judge in 1922.
Today, Independence prides itself in being the historical heart of the Kansas City area. Its rich heritage is exemplified by its charming town square and many museums throughout the area.
Independence Work and Study
Popular with many young people in the area, Graceland University is the largest institution of higher learning in the area. Recognized as one of the top schools in the Midwest by the Princeton Review, 70 percent of the staff at Graceland has a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field. With a 15:1 student to faculty ratio and excellent programs in education and nursing, this university is very attractive for those seeking a four-year degree.
Independence has always been a city of trade and commerce, so it is no surprise that 30 percent of its workforce has a post-high school degree, according to the city's website. Major employers in the area include Alliant Tech Systems, Burd and Fletcher and Centerpoint Medical Center. Because Independence is only a 10-minute drive to Kansas City, it attracts many Missouri residents looking for Independence apartments.
Rentals in Independence, MO & Cost of Living
In 2011, CNN named Independence one of America's best small towns in which to live, and it is easy to see why. With a cost of living index at 87.1, the city enjoys a lifestyle that is affordable for families, workers and students alike. As of 2009, the median gross rent was less than $750 per month with population growth of 3.1 percent since 2000.
Independence Attractions and Special Events
The historic town square is a great place to learn about a chapter of American history. With many covered wagon tours, residents here can explore where thousands of pioneers and outfitters began their journey.
Complete with a community ice rink, the Independence Events Center is a popular spot for community organizing. This multipurpose facility is home to many of the city's concerts, trade shows and sporting events.
Every year, the city puts on a Cherry Blossom Festival to honor its Japanese sister city, Higashimurayama. Popular with locals, the festival features Japanese drinks and food, martial arts demonstrations and even a gift from the Japanese city.
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