|Grain Valley - Come Home to Opportunity
Over the last fifteen years, Grain Valley, Missouri has been one of the metropolitan area’s fastest growing communities. Great schools, parks and neighborhoods, along with low crime, new infrastructure, and a wide variety of housing choices are just a few of the reasons behind the growth. The City is currently in the process of over 30 million dollars in capital improvements in and around the downtown area. Conveniently located just 24 miles east of downtown Kansas City on Interstate-70, Grain Valley provides residents with easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment, yet, maintains the charm and friendliness of a smaller community.
Grain Valley has a unique, small town charm, yet the atmosphere and vibrancy which come with rapid growth. Its school district ranks among the best in Missouri, while recent improvements to its parks system have yielded athletic fields, an aquatic center, a community center, and the Grain Valley Pavilion; a one of a kind facility in the Kansas City area. While the community has grown from just over 1,300 people in 1990 to just under 13,000 today, Grain Valley hasn’t lost the assets that once made it the metropolitan area’s best kept secret; affordability, safety, education, and a commitment to improving the quality of life in the community. Grain Valley is a community that is making great things happen.
With great schools, great parks, and great service, all at an affordable price, Grain Valley is a community that is focused on providing a high quality of life; and quality of life is one of the primary reasons more people and businesses choose to call Grain Valley home every day.
A 2005 study found that Grain Valley ranked 2nd of all suburbs in the metropolitan area in terms of housing choice, providing homes priced from $50,000 to $350,000, which assures opportunities for virtually every budget. Because the majority of the community’s neighborhoods were built within the past 15 years, Grain Valley’s infrastructure for water, sewer, storm water, and transportation are generally constructed to higher standards than are typically available throughout other
Grain Valley residents enjoy easy accessibility to downtown Kansas City, Truman Sports Complex and other Kansas City metropolitan attractions, while small, quiet, clean neighborhoods and friendly local businesses add to the charm of calling Grain Valley home. With numerous subdivisions to choose from, you are sure to find the house and neighborhood you are looking for in Grain Valley.
As one of Missouri’s fastest growing school districts, the Grain Valley Schools work tirelessly to make our motto “Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care” come to life. Serving 3,000 students in 6 schools, Grain Valley is proud to offer small class sizes while at the same time offering larger school academics and activities. The district has doubled in size since 2000 and continues to focus on a small school feel as its mission to serve all students. The Grain Valley R-V School District is celebrating recent successes of A+ High School status, advanced placement courses, and other academic upgrades. Not only is the district recognized locally, but regionally as well for its programs and services to students. The Grain Valley Schools are truly a great place for kids to learn and adults to work.
From youth sports leagues to special activities for senior citizens, Grain Valley offers enjoyment for all ages. An aquatic center, parks, community center, baseball, softball, football and soccer fields and numerous civic organizations give young and old alike the opportunity to stay active. Grain Valley’s low crime rate makes the community a safe place to live, work, play and worship.