Overland Park is so much more than just a suburb of Kansas City. It is thee suburb! Overland Park is consistently ranked at the top of the lists of the best cities to live in according to Livability and Money magazines just for starters. Whether you are a young professional looking for local life entertainment and amenities, soccer moms and dads looking for a place to call home in a well established community, or savvy empty nesters ready to start the second or third chapter of your life, Overland Park has a lot to offer.
The median family income is well above the state average and the cost of living remains lower making it very affordable. Partly due to well established employers who choose to reside in Overland Park such as Sprint’s world headquarters.
Quality master planning and “smart” growth has lead to a diversity of housing options in reference to price, floor plans, size, neighborhood amenities, etc. There is a wonderful blend of older neighborhoods and brand new homes being constructed every year. This has lead to a wide variety of homes and neighborhoods for everyone from first-time homebuyers, well-established families or those looking to downsize.
AROUND THE BLOCK
With three nationally ranked school systems – Blue Valley, Olathe, and Shawnee Mission you can’t go wrong no matter which zip code you choose to reside in. Overland Park is also home to the no. 1 ranked community college in Kansas, Johnson County Community College.
Private schools include:
Amenities are plentiful in Overland Park….83 parks with hiking and biking trails, nationally recognized Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex, and world class art exhibits at the Museum at Prairiefire. Also contains recreational and cultural resources such as the Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, as well as yearly events like the 4th of July fireworks show and Jazz Festival, both in Corporate Woods. You can also find several different adult and youth sporting complexes to attend.
Living in Overland Park means you have access to all these amenities plus more due to it’s central location amongst other fabulous cities such as Leawood, Olathe, Lenexa, and Prairie Village.
Whatever you’re shopping for, you’ll find it in and near Overland Park. A vibrant downtown offers a weekly farmer’s market and events, endless family friendly restaurants and shopping at every major intersection. Here are just a few of the best shopping destinations and districts.
There are many, many amazing dining options in Overland Park to fulfill any craving, whether it is a casual meal or elegant fine dining, you’ll be sure to find it close to home! Below are just a few options of the incredible restaurants available at your fingertips within the area.
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