Welcome to Overland Park
Contemporary design and forward thinking come together to keep this vibrant city rated among the happiest in the country
Peaceful, tree-lined subdivisions meet with a bustling, ever-evolving Downtown District in the city of Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City that’s quickly developing into one of the most coveted residential havens in the country. Verdant green space intermingles with iridescent city buildings glimmering in the sun, with a mixture of fashionable boutiques and convivial new eateries populating the commercial areas of the city.
Overland Park’s history dates back to the early 20th century when its founder William B. Strang Jr. began the development of what is now a portion of downtown. The city thrived with a booming population growth rate that has yet to slow down. Today, Overland Park has been named among the top ten best places to live across several major magazine platforms
, which take into account the city’s incredible schools, a plethora of entertainment, and engaging lifestyle.
Along with the continuous stream of new-build, custom homes, and lots that are available to potential buyers, Overland Park has a large bounty of single-family houses, apartments, and condos, whose design styles span throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Among those styles are pleasant, mid-century modern bungalows and ranches, traditionals, and Craftsman homes.
What to Love
- A vast variety of affordable, upscale housing options
- Just 20 minutes southwest of Downtown Kansas City
- Tons of local shopping and dining
Community-oriented, fast-paced, and brimming with entertainment, the city of Overland Park is an innovator when it comes to elevating the lives of its residents. A dazzling culture thrums throughout the city, which continues to evolve as Overland Park expands. It’s a place for the enrichment of the mind, body, and social spirit, putting residents at the reins of their creative lifestyles while giving them a taste of charming small-town warmth.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Browse the arbored, walkable streets Downtown Overland Park
and you’re apt to fall in love with its quaint cafes and trendy boutiques. An impressive brick clock tower presides over the hum of activity, including staple community activities like the Farmers Market
. At this event, fresh, locally-grown produce, specialty items, and farm-to-table fare are supplied in a steady rotation of vendors.
The invigorating energy of Downtown Overland Park continues through its unique selection of great eats and surprising venues. Strang Hall
, for example, is a collection of six chef-driven restaurants all located under one roof. These six separate kitchens serve cuisine that ranges from craft pizzas and elevated tacos to seasonal dishes, Southeast Asian fare, and more.
A bevy of shopping awaits in Overland Park as well, even outside of Downtown. The Prairiefire
district is one of the city’s most recognizable facets and is beloved by visitors throughout the country. Here, shoppers
can peruse independent fashion boutiques and niche goods before diving into any one of the sumptuous restaurants
. Prairiefire is also a hotspot for entertainment, thanks to facilities like the AMC Dine-In Theater
, Chicken N’ Pickle
, and the landmark Museum at Prairiefire
Things to Do
Overland Park ensures that its residents are never left wanting for activities, whether that’s an annual community event or the opportunity to explore nature. Take a deep breath and connect to something bigger at one of the many gardens and hiking trails available at the Overland Park Arboretum
, which boasts 300 acres of lush, colorful landscapes for a visual treat.
Athletes can get their kicks — literally — at the Scheels Soccer Complex
. With a whopping 96 acres, the complex fits in 12 lighted, regulation-size synthetic turf fields, playgrounds, a skate park, basketball and tennis courts, concessions, and a fieldhouse. If connecting through sports isn’t quite your style, the community hosts plenty of fun social events throughout the seasons, like the Star Spangled Spectacular
on the 4th of July.
Hosting an average of 330 events each year, the Overland Park Convention Center
is the go-to for important occasions, from weddings and celebrations to conventions, large-scale performances, tournaments, conferences, seminars, shows, and exhibitions.
Overland Park is home to the Blue Valley Unified School District, which serves as the #1 ranked district in the state of Kansas and holds several of the state's top schools. Top educational opportunities in this district include:
- Blue Valley North High School, 9-12, the #1 ranked best public high school in the state
- Lakewood Elementary School, K-5, the #1 ranked best public elementary school in the state
- Lakewood Middle School, 6-8, the #1 ranked best public middle school in the state