City of Lee's Summit, MO
Lee's Summit is located in Jackson County in Missouri. The median income is $76,179 and the median home value is $185,100. The unemployment rate is 5.93% compared to the 6.1% unemployment rate for the United States (as of August 2014). Workers commute an average of 24.6 minutes to work each day. The population is 84% White, 9% Black, 2% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 5% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Lee's Summit, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Lee's Summit has a Walk Score® of 19.
Median Household Income$76,179
Median Home Price$185,100
From the first-time hiker to the avid outdoors enthusiast, people of all ages can find the perfect adventure in Jackson County. With more than 22,000 acres of parkland just minutes from Kansas City, Lee’s Summit and its surrounding communities provide an ideal place to work out, reunite with friends or explore unforgettable scenery. “The regional parks system offers quality-of-life experiences or, more simply put, just plain fun to our two million visitors annually,” says Michele Newman, director of Jackson County Parks and Recreation.
Dan Phelps, who owns Ciao! Bella Ristorante along with his wife, Lynn, says they “had never even considered the possibility” of a downtown Lee’s Summit eatery. The couple already owned Perazelli’s Italian Ristorante in nearby Greenwood and were doing just fine, thank you. Then Phelps walked into Cameron’s Home Furnishings on Main Street in the hunt for bar stools for Perazelli’s, and the owner asked when the couple planned to open a Lee’s Summit restaurant downtown. “Never,” was his reply. “Then, a week later, the guy who owned the building we’re in called me,” Phelps says.
Lake Jacomo is the site of one giant party that kicks off the summer right: Lake Fest. Thousands line the shores of Lake Jacomo in June in Fleming Park to celebrate warm weather and cool water at the event‚ sponsored by the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department. “That’s our major summer event‚” says Angie Jeffries‚ spokeswoman for the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department. “It is a four-hour event that starts at 5 [p.m.] and goes until the fireworks. We have close to 5‚000 people that come out.”
SchoolsIn Lee's Summit, Missouri
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Lee's Summit rates.
BusinessIn Lee's Summit, Missouri
Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Lee's Summit.
HealthIn Lee's Summit, Missouri
Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Lee's Summit.