About Grandview

Our history is deeply rooted dating back to the 1800s. Local legend has it that the community’s earliest leaders looked upon the rolling hills of the area and said, “Isn’t it a grand view?” Hence, the name for this quaint community located minutes south of Kansas City along Interstate 49.

Grandview is where 33rd President Harry Truman grew up working on the family farm. The City grew from a farming community into a rail town beginning in 1912, and eventually became home to many servicemen and women stationed at the nearby Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base until its closure in 1994.

Today, the collective hard work from decades of active leaders has put Grandview on the map as one of the most financially sustainable cities in Missouri with the second lowest debt-per-capita ratio in the Kansas City metro area. Grandview is also home to nationally-recognized parks and Main Street, as well as distinguished police and fire departments. Within the past five years, Grandview has been enjoying a building boom.

In 2020, COVID-19 didn't slow us down. Exciting projects are up and positively impacting the community-- like the completion of a 400 unit expansion at Grand Summit Apartments, renovations of three major retail centers, addition of new restaurants, a microbrewery and a new hotel.

Grandview is also the home of a National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration office, the first building to open in Southpointe Business Park in 2015. Today, only one lot remains for development in this business complex. Grandview’s industrial area also made headlines in 2018 for landing the first Opportunity Zone investment in the Kansas City metro area.

We have only scratched the surface as one of the fastest growing cities in Jackson County, Missouri. In 2020, SmartAsset ranked Grandview as the fourth strongest housing market in the state of Missouri and in 2018 Kansas City Business Journal listed Grandview as one of the Metro area's top-selling zip codes. There is no better time to be in Grandview.