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Liberty, MO

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Liberty is a great place to live, and has the accolades to prove it. In 2011, the city was named one of America's 100 best places to live by CNN Money. But Liberty was not just in the top 100. It placed as number 7, making it one of the top 10 most desirable locations to live according to that publication, which cited the area's close proximity to Kansas City as an asset. Liberty has clearly come a long way since its Wild West days.

Liberty Apartments


Jefferson Park
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


Parvin Estates
Beds: 2
Baths: 1.5


Wilshire Apartments
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1


$995 Three bedroom in Kansas City-7322 N.laurel Avenue
Beds: 3
Baths: 2


$950 Two bedroom in Kansas City-7302 N. Laurel
Beds: 2
Baths: 2


3 bed / 2 bath Single family rental
Beds: 3
Baths: 2

Key City Stats

The average age of Liberty, MO is
40 to 44
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 6.4%
  • 6.62%
  • 5.72%
  • Female
  • 4.82%
  • 5.88%
  • 5.93%
is average rent in Liberty, MO
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 15.39%
  • 4.9%
  • 7.2%
of units are available for rent in Liberty
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 24
  • 0
  • 283
Getting Around in Liberty, MO

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The average commuter time in Liberty is:
20 to 24 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.34%
  • 13.77%
  • 3.58%

Back to the Wild West

Liberty's first white settlers came in the 1820s, and between then and now the city has seen a host of important events. For example, Liberty was home to Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon religion, and it was in this city that Smith and his followers experienced the early violence and intolerance that drove them West. During the Civil War, Liberty was a hotbed of anti-Union activity and sentiment. It also is the site of what many believe to be the first daytime bank robbery of Jesse James' gang. Today's Liberty is a far cry from these early Wild West activities.

William Jewell Colleg

Liberty is home to William Jewell College, a private liberal arts undergraduate school with an intimate student body. Though it was founded as a Baptist institution, the school has been independent from the Missouri Baptist Convention since 2003. The split between the Baptist Convention and William Jewell College came about because the school refused to reject evolution-based education in favor of creation-based science. The school has continued on with independent funding after the split, now offering more than 40 majors in liberal arts disciplines to its small student body of about 1,000 students.