The township of Independence, Missouri is situated in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
The character of Independence is exemplified by its relaxed ambience. The majority of locations in the township have fairly good access to green spaces, such as Mill Creek Park and Burr Oak Woods, and there are over 50 of them close by for residents to discover. This part of the Kansas City metropolitan area is quiet overall, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case around Interstate 70, Interstate 470 or one of the railway lines.
The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of Independence is an important part of its character. This part of the Kansas City metropolitan area has a good variety of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around two thirds of the population of this township own their home while the remainder are renters. The average year of construction for dwellings in this township is 1980.
There are only a few high schools and primary schools in Independence and accordingly they can be a long walk away. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. In terms of eating, a fraction of house buyers in Independence may have the option to do grocery shopping by walking in one of over 50 stores, while others will need a vehicle. A limited number of restaurants and cafes are available as well.
Independence is an extraordinarily convenient part of the Kansas City metropolitan area for traveling by car. It is especially convenient to park, and nearby highways, such as Interstate 70, are reasonably easy to reach from any location in this township. On the other hand, Independence is not very transit friendly. Nonetheless, the township is connected by approximately 10 bus lines, and bus stops are generally relatively close by. Independence is not very convenient for walking because very few common errands can be run without having to resort to a vehicle.