1.6 out of 10

Grandview

38.8736268829357 -94.5229853267332
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
May 26, 2015

"The armpit of the KC area."

I am in the process of moving from Grandview. The crime is going up (up from already high), the school quality is going down, the roads are poorly maintained, the law enforcement is a joke. I can no longer stay. The number of closed businesses/empty storefronts available for lease is telling. I wouldn't just not move here I wouldn't drive through here due to the cops.

Here are a few of the actual tickets I have received over the years:
"Running a red light". Actually it had just turned yellow as I was in the intersection. Cop "My light was green we you were in the middle of the intersection". Bold face lie...not even close.
"Careless and impudent driving". Actually someone "peeled out" next to me at a light...cop: "I couldn't tell who it was from a half a block away. Here is your ticket.".
"Careless and impudent driving". Cop: "You squealed the tires turning a corner". Actually still have no idea why I got this one. Didn't see anyone else around I could have been mistaken for...I was just driving 35 in a 35.
Running a stop sign. Cop: "You didn't quite come to a stop". Wrong. He was actually ticketing every car that came through the intersection that day.

Seems obvious to me they are trying to offset the loss in revenue due to businesses leaving by ticketing drivers for "traffic violations". Can't they spend some time trying to catch the drive by shooters, rapists, thieves? Don't think it is that bad?...Google it. Do yourself a favor and stay away.

Now that my house is under contract I can leave my honest review. :)
Pros
  • Close to Longview Lake
  • Easy access to I49 - 71 Highway
Cons
  • Violent Crime
  • Harassing cops
  • Poor schools

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