Grandview's Story

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ThinSlideshow3Our 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. Today, the collective hard work from decades of active leaders has put Grandview on the map as one of the highest-ranked school districts in Missouri, home to nationally recognized parks and distinguished police and fire departments.

Growth in Grandview is constant. Exciting projects on the horizon will positively impact the future—like the redevelopment of Truman’s Marketplace underway now and construction of the state’s largest amateur sports complex, Gateway Sports Village, coming in 2017. We have only scratched the surface as the fastest growing city in Jackson County, Missouri.

One of the most attractive qualities about living, working, and visiting Grandview is the ease of experiencing its many amenities. It’s no accident. Grandview executes thoughtful development that influences growth AND works for everyone. For Grandview, it’s not about fitting the conventional description of a city; rather it’s about devoting efforts to build a genuine reputation on progressive, engaged and desirable development for the people who call Grandview home and the businesses who build here.

Grandview has always pursued the future with immense perseverance and resourcefulness. It is our hard work in response to obstacles that has led us to great victories. Every move Grandview makes as a city government is mindful of our community. Growth is a collaborative process shaped by a true dialogue among public and private partners. There is no better time to be in Grandview. Join this great city as we do the job at hand: Building Tomorrow’s Community.City Hall