This year, the average listing price grew to $407,218 in Independence, a noticeable appreciation of 9 percent from $373,644 the year prior. Simultaneously, the number of homes on the market slightly fell from 27 to 26 - but buyers still have a fair share of homes to vet. There are quite a few ranch-style homes in Independence which make an excellent choice for smaller families or couples looking for low-maintenance properties on cozy lots. For those who like to keep their clothes organized, many homes around here have a walk-in-closet that provides plenty of storage space. Granite kitchens are a feature in many of Independence's residential properties, adding style and luxury that can still withstand everyday use.