Johnson County is located in northeast Kansas. In 2008 CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked three cities in Johnson County on its list of the "100 Best Cities to Live in the United States.” Overland Park was ranked ninth, Olathe was ranked 11th, and Shawnee was ranked 39th.

Leawood

Located in Johnson County, the City of Leawood proudly boasts that the area is “growing with distinction”, and they have their residents to thank.  With just over 32,000 residents, Leawood is one of the fastest growing cities in Kansas. 

Business is growing rapidly in Leawood, thanks to the work ethic of employees, as well as the location of the city.  Many Leawood residents take pride in their education and make it a top priority, which may explain why the area has one of the strongest educational bases in the nation.  A majority of Leawood’s high school graduates pursue higher education and have access to several universities and community colleges.

Located in this very successful county, Leawood’s future growth potential shows no signs of slowing.  Together, city and county governments carefully plan to ensure that the necessary infrastructure improvements are in place to accommodate the new residents and businesses making their way to the community.

Leawood’s growth is something to be proud of, and residents and business operators work every day to keep our community moving in the right direction.

City of Leawood
http://www.leawood.org

Blue Valley School District
http://www.bluevalleyk12schools.org

Shawnee Mission School District
http://www.smsd.org

Olathe

Olathe is the second largest among the 21 communities in prosperous Johnson County, and the fourth largest city in the state. It is located just 20 miles southwest of downtown Kansas City, with all of the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan area.

Olathe offers a life style of exceptional quality. A drive through Olathe's attractive neighborhoods shows a well-planned, pleasing community. Olathe's Fire and Police Departments are among the finest in the state. The City's school system is one of the best in the nation. Outdoor recreation offers a variety of activities, including running, bicycling, fishing, boating, and team sports. The Olathe area is popular for hot-air ballooning and sailboarding. Olathe has two public lakes: Olathe Lake (172 acres) and Cedar Lake (45 acres.)

The City's Parks and Recreation Department maintains year-round activities including music and dance, sports, health and fitness programs for all ages. Baseball diamonds, tennis courts and fitness trails are available throughout the city and there are four public outdoor swimming pools in Olathe.

Olathe's quality of life invites an ever-increasing number of people to look at the community as a place to call home.

City of Olathe
http://www.olatheks.org

Olathe School District
http://www.olatheschools.com

Overland Park

With a rapidly-growing population of nearly 170,000 residents, Overland Park is the second largest city in Kansas. Yet, at just 50 years old, it is one of the youngest cities in the nation. It is located in thriving Johnson County in the southwestern reaches of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

While maintaining its own identity in the Greater Kansas City area, Overland Park steadily has built a wider reputation as one of the nation’s most dynamic corporate centers. It is home to more than 3,800 companies and the headquarters of major employers such as Sprint and Black & Veatch.

In Overland Park, workers and residents enjoy a beautiful and safe suburban setting, plus excellent restaurants, fine shopping, miles of walking/biking paths and highly-ranked educational institutions. The city’s close proximity to Kansas City also means easy access to the amenities and diversity of a metropolitan area.

Overland Park is frequently distinguished with national awards and business and quality of life rankings. It was included in Money magazine’s “Top 10 Best Places to Live” in 2008. The March 2005 issue of Expansion Management named Overland Park as one of America’s “Best Places to Live and Work” and also rated it a “Five-Star Community.” Johnson County’s quality of life quotient was ranked seventh among all 3,150 U.S. counties by American City Business Journal.

City of Overland Park
http://www.opkansas.org 

Blue Valley School District
http://www.bluevalleyk12schools.org 

Shawnee Mission School District
http://www.smsd.org 

Prairie Village

Prairie Village is located 1 mile NE of Overland Park and 8 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri.  The city is included in the Kansas City metropolitan area. There is a wide selection of great activities in Prairie Village. 

The Johnson County Museum of History and the Wonderscope Children's Museum are popular attractions of Prairie Village. Popular shopping centers are Highland Village Shopping Center and the Trailwood Shopping Center. Parks like Prairie View Park and Windsor Park come with various recreational facilities. There are several colleges and universities in proximity to Prairie Village including the Devry Institute of Technology, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Johnson County Community College, and Kansas City Kansas Community College.

City of Prairie Village
http://www.pvkansas.com 

Shawnee Mission School District
http://www.smsd.org 

Shawnee

In the southwest quadrant of the Kansas City metropolitan area, Shawnee is located in Johnson County, Kansas, one of the premier counties nationwide for quantifiable quality of life factors. Average commuting time, home prices, purchase potential index and per capita personal income all compare favorably with counties throughout the U.S. Shawnee itself offers an extensive park system, allowing residents easy access to a wide range of entertainment and recreational facilities.
Major national and international corporations have already located facilities in Shawnee.

The success Shawnee continues to realize can be traced to several factors including excellent educational facilities, superior transportation infrastructure, location within the metropolitan area, a skilled labor pool and others. Community services are modern and comprehensive, yet property tax rates remain low.

City of Shawnee
http://www.cityofshawnee.org 

Shawnee Mission School District
http://www.smsd.org 

                     

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