Where to Live, Work and Play in Overland Park Kansas

Overland Park Kansas – A Great Place To Live
Sophistication meets necessity in Overland Park. Situated just 15 minutes from Kansas City, Overland Park features an exclusive blend of metropolitan amenities and suburban generosity packaged in a fresh, fashionable setting. Consistently ranked one of the best cities to live in by Money Magazine and also considered one of the best places to raise a family, Overland Park is well known for its quality schools and mainstay attractions.

Homes in the Overland Park area range from modest two-bedroom ranch-style homes to large estate situated on multiple acre lots. While there are several hundred subdivisions situated in and around the city, some of the more popular communities include LionsGate, Somerset Brook, Wilshire South, Wellington Park, Worthington, GlenEagles, Estate of GlenEagles, and Stonebridge Court.

Overland Park is serviced by several high quality school districts including the Award Winning Blue Valley School District, Shawnee Mission School District, Spring Hill School District, and the Olathe School District. But that’s not all, continue your education or send your teenagers off to college at one of the many institutions of higher learning situated in and around the Kansas City region. The city itself is home to Johnson County Community College, the University of Kansas Edwards Campus, the Ottawa University adult campus, the Baker University Overland Park Campus, and the Emporia State University – Overland Park Campus. In all, there are more than 20 professional schools and colleges located within a 30-mile radius of Overland Park.

Overland Park Kansas – A Great Place To Work
While maintaining its small community feel, Overland Park is home to some big name employers including Sprint, YRC Worldwide, Embarq, and the community’s surrounding colleges.

The city recently began construction on several soccer fields, creating a national soccer complex that will host countless soccer tournaments in coming years. This new compound is expected to significantly compliment Overland Park’s already energetic economy, making it an ideal place to operate a business.

Overland Park is also a bedroom community for individuals who work in downtown Kansas City but choose to live a refined suburban lifestyle.

Overland Park Kansas – A Great Place To Play
You don’t have to go far to find something to do in Overland Park. The city is home to several attractions including the 300-acre Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden which was designed specifically as a recreational, cultural, and educational resource for the Kansas City region.

Like any upscale community, Overland Park meets the needs of its area golfers with the championship St. Andrews Golf Club. The golf club features 18 competitive holes, driving range, restaurant, and regular tournaments. The facility is also a primary venue, hosting banquets, meetings and special occasions. Golfing enthusiasts can also perfect their swing on any of the 133 courses situated within 30 miles of the city.

Community members have access to two community centers. The Matt Ross Community Center is said to be one of the largest community halls in the Kansas City region. Despite its 8,000 square feet of appeal, the community center is nestled in the Downtown Overland Park shopping district. A more modern venue, the 4,000 square feet Tomahawk Ridge Community Center features a fun and friendly atmosphere that compliments its recent renovations.

Other notable attractions include:
• Several upscale shopping venues
• The region’s largest shopping center, Oak Park Mall
• Historic Downtown Overland Park
• The award-winning live dinner theatre – New Theatre Restaurant
• Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
• The Midwest’s largest contemporary art museum located at Johnson County Community College
• The turn-of-the century, 12-care Deanna Rose Children’s Farm
• 80 public parks
• More than 250 restaurants
• More than 80 miles of biking and hiking trails

An inviting and sophisticated community, Overland Park is the savvy choice for folks who want outdoor recreational opportunities without losing out on urban amenities. The city is a natural choice for people who appreciate a modern yet rural lifestyle.

Copyright Kenneth A. Jansen. All right reserved.
Ken Jansen Broker Associate with Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc.
11005 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park Kansas 66210


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