The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Kansas City, MO For 2021


We used science and data to determine which Kansas City neighborhoods have the richest people.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the richest neighborhoods to live in Kansas City.

Richest Neighborhoods In Kansas City

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you'll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren't made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Kansas City has to offer. Where houses go for over 4.88x the national median and household incomes are 4.55x the national median.

But where exactly in Kansas City do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Sunset Hill West where the median income is a cool $250,001.

Here's a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Kansas City out of 145 for 2021.

What's the richest neighborhood to live in Kansas City for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Sunset Hill West looks to be the richest Kansas City neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,481,724. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time -- if we ever get that lucky. Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Kansas City. Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from richest to poorest.

For more Kansas City reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Kansas City and the worst neighborhoods in Kansas City. Or, for living around Kansas City, out the best Kansas City suburbs and the worst Kansas City suburbs.

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How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Kansas City For 2021

Every city has it's best neighborhoods -- where everyone wants to live -- and the worst neighborhoods -- where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there's always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we ranked every neighborhood based on income levels.

We ranked every neighborhood in Kansas City by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Sunset Hill West, was named the richest neighborhood in Kansas City.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Foxcroft And Glen Arbor.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Kansas City ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Kansas City For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 Sunset Hill West $250,001
2 Stanford Gardens $200,973
3 Greenway Fields $200,973
4 Sunset Hill $150,641
5 Arnour Fields $138,553
6 Wornall Homestead $129,773
7 Morningside $103,750
8 Armour Hills $103,120
9 Romanelli West $102,917
10 Unity Ridge $101,023
11 Westwood $91,319
12 Verona Hills $90,614
13 Birdlespur $89,478
14 Timber Valley $88,198
15 Mission Lake $86,398
16 Red Bridge North $83,325
17 Western 49-63 $82,382
18 Ward Parkway $81,157
19 Oak Meyer Gardens $73,942
20 Highview Estates $73,725
21 Central Hyde Park $72,761
22 Coleman Highlands $71,964
23 Ward Parkway Plaza $71,635
24 Country Club Plaza $71,563
25 Little Blue Valley $71,172
26 Tower Homes $69,114
27 Lea Manor $68,181
28 Blue Vue Hills $66,875
29 Faireway Hills $64,853
30 West Waldo $63,846
31 Saint Catherine's Gardens $62,102
32 White Oak $60,611
33 West Plaza $60,529
34 Holmes Park $60,385
35 Union Hill $58,514
36 Rolling Meadows $57,625
37 South Plaza $56,995
38 Crown Center $55,006
39 Blue Hills Estates $53,319
40 Country Lane Estates $53,150
41 Central Business District-Downtown $52,423
42 Western Hills $52,030
43 River Market $51,654
44 Roanoke $51,179
45 Stayton Meadows $50,858
46 Bannister Ares $50,651
47 Volker $50,188
48 Bonne Hills $49,970
49 Waldo Homes $49,802
50 Martin City $48,989
51 Plaza Westport $48,530
52 Linden Hills And Indian Heights $48,461
53 Fairlane $46,617
54 Sterling Acres $46,125
55 Country Valley-Hawthorn Square $45,549
56 Squier Park $44,792
57 Royal Oaks $44,514
58 Red Ridge South $43,766
59 Park Farms $43,396
60 Santa Fe Hills $43,164
61 Stanford Estates $43,164
62 Robandee South $43,036
63 Old Westport $42,910
64 Hickman Mills South $42,446
65 Foxtown East $42,372
66 Southmoreland $42,346
67 Fairwood And Robandee $41,973
68 Citadel $41,866
69 Brown Estates $41,351
70 Cunningham Ridge $41,159
71 West Blue Township $41,159
72 Palestine West And Oak Park Northeast $41,050
73 Westside South $40,769
74 Valentine $40,567
75 South Hyde Park $40,098
76 Oldham Farms $39,920
77 Eastern 49-63 $39,164
78 Ruskin Hills $37,740
79 Willow Creek $37,555
80 Lewis Heights $37,159
81 Hickman Mills $37,115
82 East Meyer $35,925
83 Ruskin Heights $35,841
84 Norble And Gregory Ridge $35,777
85 Eastwood Hill East $35,776
86 Kirkside $35,417
87 North India Mound $35,163
88 Oak Park Southeast $34,078
89 Oak Park Southwest $33,735
90 Eastwood Hills West $33,166
91 Richards Gebaur $32,605
92 South Town Fork Creek $32,522
93 Hillcrest $32,350
94 Beacon Hills $32,104
95 Blue Hills $31,826
96 Westside North $31,394
97 Loma Vista $31,312
98 Swope Parkway-Elmwood $31,053
99 South India Mound $30,911
100 Ingleside $30,750
101 Hanover Place $30,502
102 Ashland Ridge $30,375
103 Broadway Gillham $29,974
104 Legacy East $29,784
105 East Sqope Highlands $29,668
106 Swope Park Campus $29,629
107 Longfellow $29,178
108 Sarritt Point $29,106
109 North Town Fork Creek $27,828
110 Vineyard $27,635
111 Washington Weatley $27,573
112 Riss Lake $27,335
113 Northest Industrial District $26,500
114 Marlborough Heights-Marlborough Pride $26,330
115 Oakwood $26,012
116 Manheim Park $25,860
117 Ivanhoe Northeast $25,588
118 Palestine East $24,810
119 Hidden Valley $24,615
120 East Blue Valley $24,536
121 Blue Valley Industrial $24,398
122 Oak Park Northwest $24,219
123 Indipendence Plaza $24,060
124 East Community Team North $23,342
125 Bleheim Square-Research Hospital $23,264
126 Santa Fe $23,036
127 West Blue Valley $22,986
128 Knoches Park $22,604
129 South Blue Valley $22,281
130 Linwood Homeowner-Ivanhoe $21,750
131 Lykins $21,625
132 North Hyde Park $21,453
133 Ivanhoe Southeast $21,210
134 Marlborough East $21,160
135 North Blue Ridge $21,078
136 Wendell Phillips $20,620
137 Self Help Neighborhood Council $20,620
138 East Community Team South $20,194
139 Vineyard Northwest $19,862
140 Pendleton Heights $18,347
141 Sheffield $17,559
142 Mount Hope $16,500
143 Central Blue Valley-Park Tower Grade $14,866
144 Key Coalition $14,444
145 Foxcroft And Glen Arbor $0

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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