Gladstone is located within Clay County, Missouri, in the heart of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, directly north of downtown Kansas City, but north of the Missouri River. Gladstone is ideally situated to take advantage of its dual location within one of the hottest suburban counties in the nation and near the heart of the 25th largest metropolitan market in the Country.
The City of Gladstone was awarded the national designation of "All-America City" on June 6, 2008, at the National Civic League's Annual All-America City competition. Gladstone was one of only 10 communities nationwide to receive this coveted award in 2008. The All-America City Awards recognize communities for collaboration, inclusiveness, and successful innovation. All-America Cities demonstrate community-wide civic accomplishments, cross-sector cooperation, grassroots participation, and creative approaches to issues facing communities.
The City of Gladstone is committed to quality and orderly growth. Fire and police protection are modern and comprehensive, yet tax rates are low. The city of Gladstone is served by the North Kansas City School District which is nationally accredited and fully accredited by the State of Missouri.
Additional advantages of Gladstone are:
No City Earnings Tax
Competitive Land Cost
City-at-Large Road Improvements
City-at-Large Storm and Sewer Improvements
Low Tax Rates
Responsive City Government to both Residents and Business needs