Smithville, Missouri sits along the Little Platte River and along the west side of Smithville Lake. This small town with a population of just under 8,500 is situated just 15 miles north of Kansas City and offers the perfect combination of small-town living paired with big city amenities. Locals enjoy day trips to the area to play on the 7200-acre lake, with 175 miles of shoreline. Beyond that, Smithville Lake attracts an estimated 1.5 million visitors each year.
In 2015, Smithville was named #11 on the 50 Safest Cities in Missouri and its school district is highly respected.