Belton

28 reviews
  1. Suburb of Kansas City, MO
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Suburb of
Kansas City

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$997
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    185
    264
  • Murder
    4
    5
  • Rape
    116
    37
  • Robbery
    56
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    513
    575
  • Theft
    2,299
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    405
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,316
National
$53,046
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

28 reviews
  • Excellent
    3
  • Very Good
    11
  • Average
    13
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
Every town has its flaws, but Belton has begun to grow. Once my husband and I first started to be in the Belton area it was not much of a town. There was not many restaurants and it did not seem like there was much development going on. Now that we have been spending time int he area for about two years and have lived here for a few months we have been able to see this community grow. Currently they just opened up a Freddy's and are getting ready to open a Texas Roadhouse. These two places are going to bring a lot of new people to the area and I think that it will benefit not just the town, but those that live their with the quality of life and home values. More people coming to town and looking to move a little bit more away from the city Belton is the perfect place to be!
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago
For the two years that I have lived in Belton, my over-all experience has been pleasant.
The police force is present, but not oppressive; the residents are generally pleasant, and up until this last week, I've not had any bad experiences.

With that being said, my apartment has now been broken into and I was relieved of my flat screen television!
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
Belton has many opportunities for kids to get involved with sports and their community. The schools are fairly decent and always improving, and is around average in size. This town is also constantly building new restaurants and shops, so there are plenty of job opportunities. It is a pretty nice place, it just use a little cleaning up here and there. But overall it is a good place to raise a family.
  • Current Resident
  • 4 months ago