Best Neighborhoods in Overland Park, KS

By Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 17:58

Western Front

To Overland Park, KS's west are two major cities: Shawnee and Lenexa. Shawnee is about five miles northwest of Overland, and the average home value is about $198,000. Shawnee was named one of the Best and Most Affordable Suburbs in the United States by Business Week as well as one of the Top 20 All-America Cities by The National Civic League.

Lenexa is about five miles southwest of Overland Park with average home values being about $215,000. CNNMoney recognized the value of the Lenexa community by including it on the magazine's list of Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2009 and 2011.

Historic Downtown Overland

Downtown Overland is the epicenter of Johnson County and holds a historic character that is not lost in the midst of the city's recent booming business market. Downtown Overland offers a trendy urban living alternative to the suburban lifestyle, and its housing options include townhouses, condominiums and lofts, with the average home price above $200,000.

To the East

To Overland's east are the two suburbs of Mission Hills and Prairie Village and the affluent city of Leawood.

Mission Hills is about five miles north of Overland and is known as an upscale locale with the suburb of about 1,200 homes being ranked the third wealthiest municipality in America by Forbes in 2011.

Prairie Village is about two miles northeast of Overland and contains more than 9,000 households with an average home value of about $206,000. Leawood is about four miles southeast of Overland and contains more than 11,000 homes, which have an average value of about $384,000.

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