Jefferson City, Missouri

Life in Jefferson City, Missouri, explained by people who’ve lived in Jefferson City:

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Jefferson City Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Jefferson City?

  • Be close to everything. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Community feel. (Christel, 8 years)
  • Absolutely nothing. (James, 11 years)
  • Being by the river. (Haylee, 18 years)
  • Nothing really, commute to work isn’t bad compared to other places. (Laura, 20 years)
  • All of the trails. (Anonymous, 22 years)

Jefferson City Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Jefferson City?

  • Working about the crimes. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Nothing to do. (Christel, 8 years)
  • The people. (James, 11 years)
  • Lack of things to do. (Haylee, 18 years)
  • Crime and nothing really family oriented to do. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Nothing to do. (Laura, 20 years)
  • Low income- Lincoln University Area. (Anonymous, 22 years)

Jefferson City Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Jefferson City?

  • Movies, that’s it bowling alley always closed. (Christel, 8 years)
  • It’s the most boring city I have ever lived in. (James, 11 years)
  • Eat. (Haylee, 18 years)
  • Nature center. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Not a lot of options. (Laura, 20 years)
  • Go to a park. (Anonymous, 22 years)

Jefferson City’s Reputation

What’s Jefferson City known for?

  • Capital. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • State capital. (Christel, 8 years)
  • Cheap people? (James, 11 years)
  • Capital city. (Haylee, 18 years)
  • Arris pizza. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • We have several locally owned really great restaurants. (Laura, 20 years)
  • The Capital. (Anonymous, 22 years)

Jefferson City Crime

What’s the crime like in Jefferson City? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Bad. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Not bad unless you are on Ventura or down on Dunklin. (Christel, 8 years)
  • Medium. (James, 11 years)
  • Not awful, bad in chocolate town. (Haylee, 18 years)
  • Getting bad. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • East Dunklin always seems to have stuff going on but crime isn’t too bad. (Laura, 20 years)
  • East side is terrible. (Anonymous, 22 years)

Jefferson City Advice

Any advice for people moving to Jefferson City?

  • It’s a great area for kids. (Christel, 8 years)
  • Don’t. (James, 11 years)
  • Live in outskirts, not in the main area. (Haylee, 18 years)
  • Find a good school before housing. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Don’t move here – BORING. (Laura, 20 years)
  • Don’t move to the east side or West View Heights Area. (Anonymous, 22 years)

Jefferson City Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Jefferson City (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • The people are cliquey, shitty and cheap. (James, 11 years)
  • We’ve had a few decent concerts here. (Laura, 20 years)
  • Love to go fishing at Binder Lake. (Anonymous, 22 years)

Jefferson City’s Future

How do you think Jefferson City will change over the next 10 years?

  • Crimes and drugs getting worse. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Grow. (Christel, 8 years)
  • It won’t, they’re too afraid of anything new. (James, 11 years)
  • More crime. (Haylee, 18 years)
  • New high school should get better. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Hopefully grow and have more entertainment and job opportunities. (Laura, 20 years)
  • More businesses will come. (Anonymous, 22 years)

Jefferson City Facts

Any other interesting facts about Jefferson City?

  • It’s like stepping back into the 50s. (James, 11 years)
  • It is actually named the City of Jefferson. (Anonymous, 22 years)