Welcome to Prairie Village
Masterfully designed for the perfect residential lifestyle, Prairie Village marries small-town hospitality with upscale sophistication
The charming, tree-lined streets of Prairie Village belay the idyllic intent behind the city’s development; the dream in which gently sloping hills would turn into a paradise of quiet neighborhoods and thoughtfully designed commercial districts. The city maintains an Avant-garde spirit, continuously seeking out the new and the exciting.
The story of Prairie Village as it’s known today begins with the inspired vision of J.C Nichols, the experienced developer already renowned for his creation of the Country Club Plaza area in Kansas City. Development of Prairie Village began in 1941 and by 1949 the city was named among the best master-planned communities in the nation.
In terms of architecture, style, and size, the residential real estate of Prairie Village is as diverse as they come. Mid-century charmers in ranch and Craftsman styles evoke a sense of nostalgia and draw from the original development styles of the city. New-builds are just as plentiful, and luxury gated communities harbor a blossoming of custom, single-family homes in designs ranging from contemporary to traditional.
What to Love
- A peaceful way of living and separation from bigger-city bustle
- Less than 20 minutes from Downtown Kansas City
- Elevated privacy through gated communities and mature landscapes
Living life with intentionality is at the core of Prairie Village, evident in everything from the well-organized community events to the high-quality amenities and visually appealing layout of neighborhoods. Great for all types of residents, Prairie Village is popular with commuters seeking out tranquility not found in more urban landscapes.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Prairie Village manages to incorporate two distinctive, high-end shopping centers within its boundaries, delighting retail enthusiasts throughout the town. The Shops of Prairie Village
is a stylish, outdoor shopping center featuring a collection of upscale boutiques and chic eateries. Specialty markets here are well-stocked with a bounty of organic and local food items and wines. Distinctive fashion and gifts are available at shops like Clique
, while a variety of cuisines can be found at nearby restaurants.
An even further contemporary, elevated take on shopping, Corinth Square
brings together artisan restaurants with enviable lifestyle services and several unique shops. Among the most noteworthy restaurants at Corinth Square, BRGR Kitchen + Bar
has diners all over the city hooked on their menu of gourmet burgers, American pub fare, and curated spirits.
Minutes away, Mission Taco Joint is the city’s hotspot for creative, West Coast-style street tacos. In-house, stone-ground masa acts as the base for the corn tortilla shells of their famous tacos, the perfect container for fresh veggies and expertly flavored meats like chorizo. Mission Taco Joint is particularly well-known for their Mexican street corn, a must-try for any visitor.
Things to Do
The residents of Prairie Village find that staying social and active is a breeze, due to the city’s plethora of parks and recreation facilities. Harmon Park
is often frequented for its resources, which include a skate park, playgrounds, pavilions, and the city’s Pool Complex
. Outfitted with two slides, a lap pool, adults and kids swimming areas, and diving boards, the complex is a constant source of fun for all ages during the summer months.
Though Roe Park
is technically considered part of the Overland Park community, residents of Prairie Village can take advantage of its 40 acres of kid-friendly space, too, as the park lies just minutes from most neighborhoods. When they’re not out enjoying the fresh air on their own, locals in Prairie Village can take part in any number of the city’s annual events. Perhaps the most anticipated event of the year, the Village Fest
is the city’s 4th of July celebration that draws in thousands of attendees to its myriad of performances, vendors, crafts, and activities.
Prairie Village is home to a number of excellent schools, especially within the Shawnee Mission School District. Top educational opportunities include:
- Shawnee Mission East High School, 9-12, the #7 ranked best public high school in the state
- Kansas City Christian School, K-12, the #5 ranked best private high school in the state and one of the top private schools overall
- Prairie Elementary School, PK & K-6, highly rated public elementary school among the top 50 in the entire state