Overland Park, Kansas Real Estate and Community Information
Overland Park, Homes for Sale and Community Information
Located just 20 minutes south of Kansas City in Johnson County, Overland Park is a community of more than 170,000 residents, making it the second most populous city in the state. The city just celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2010; it was founded by William B. Strang Jr., who envisioned a “park-like” community with vibrant commercial and residential districts. Overland Park is rated among the best cities for start-up businesses.
Shopping And Dining
Overland Park’s historic downtown encompasses 25 blocks and over 250 locally owned shops and restaurants. The Farmer’s Market is open from April through October. Oak Park Mall offers brand-name shopping with its flagship stores Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and JCPenney. In addition to national chains, there are a number of local eateries. Some local favorites include Tequila Harry’s, Jack Stack Barbeque, Clock Tower Bakery, and Nikko’s Japanese Steakhouse.
Those who like to patronize their local businesses as much as possible have Main Street, which is full of specialty shops and restaurants unique to the area, such as the New 2 You Boutique, Furniture Revival, Daylight Donuts, and Tumbleweed Saloon Bar & Grill.
Parks And Recreation
Overland Park has more than 80 parks that serve the community. The 300-acre Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is an educational, recreational, and cultural center dedicated to preservation and restoration of natural ecosystems. The Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead supports 200 animals, gardens, fishing pond, country schoolhouse, and more. The Indian Creek Bike and Hike Trail is almost 17 miles long. The city has seven pools, two community centers, and two golf courses. In addition, Overland Park’s Soccer Complex is the only one of its kind in the country, providing 96 acres and 12 lighted, regulation-size synthetic turf fields. Overland Park hosts Music in the Park, Jazz in the Woods, Star Spangled Spectacular, and the Fall Festival.
Living

Money Magazine has ranked Overland Park as number seven out of 100 Best Places to Live for its low unemployment, affordable housing, income, and quality of life among other factors. The city’s largest employer is Sprint. Real estate is diverse and the average home value is approximately $250,000. Homes for sale range from the low $100,000s to over $1 million. Townhouses and condos start at around $100,000. There are a plethora of neighborhoods with very active homeowner’s associations.

Cunningham Heights has a median home value of $157,600. Hickory Hills Park is located here. The neighborhood boundaries are Interstate 35 to 54th Terrace, Metcalf to Antioch.

Area 68’s median home value is around $250,000. Its boundaries are between 103rd and 97th streets and Nall to Roe avenues.

Arrowhead Trails’ neighborhood boundaries are Metcalf to Lowell, Shawnee Mission Parkway to 71st Street. Homes for sale are in the low $100,000s.

The Beverly Estates neighborhood’s boundaries are Lamar Avenue to Nall Avenue, 83rd Street to 87th Street. Its median home value is approximately $200,000.

Broadmoor Neighbors’ neighborhood boundaries are Lamar to Metcalf, 83rd to 87th. Real estate is available for approximately $150,000.

The Cherokee Hills neighborhood has homes for sale for approximately $150,000. Its boundaries are Antioch to Lowell, 91st Terrace to 95th Street.

Glenwood Estates neighborhood’s boundaries are 87th Street to 91st Terrace, Antioch and Lowell. Real estate is available for over $150,000.

The Grantioch neighborhood has homes for sale for around $150,000. The Hanover neighborhood has real estate available for under $200,000. It includes the area from 99th to 103rd streets, U.S. 69 to Connell.

Heritage Hills neighborhood has a median home value of approximately $180,000 and its boundaries are Antioch to Kessler and England, and 91st to 95th.

The historic Overland Park neighborhood is located west of downtown, from Santa Fe Drive west to Antioch and south of 79th. Historic Overland Park is the largest neighborhood in the Conservation program, and includes Young’s Park, a pool, and Santa Fe Commons. The median home value in the neighborhood is approximately $150,000.

The Highlands Plains neighborhood boundaries are Nall to Lamar, 67th to 71st. Its median home value is about $180,000.

Millburn’s boundaries are south of 71st to 75th streets, east of Antioch to Lowell, and south of Milburn Country Club. Its median home value is around $170,000. North Park includes Metcalf to Lowell, Johnson Drive to 54th and real estate is available for approximately $170,000.

Ranchview Gardens includes 95th to 99th and Mission to Chadwick. It has a median home value of approximately $200,000.

South Lake neighborhood boundaries are east of Santa Fe Drive, Metcalf to Lowell, and 79th to 87th. It is named after South Lake Park and its median home value is approximately $140,000.

Southmoor Gardens neighborhood boundaries are Metcalf to Lamar, 67th to 71st Streets. Its median home value is just under $200,000.

Strang Line neighborhood is just north of downtown Overland Park, from 75th to 79th streets, between Metcalf and Lowell. It has homes for sale for just over $100,000. Sylvan Grove’s median home value is around $170,000.

Timberland Creek’s median value is just under $150,00. Its boundaries are Antioch to Carter, 77th to 79th. Tomahawk Ridge neighborhood boundaries are Metcalf to Lowell, 87th to 91st and its median home value is around $150,000.

Wellington West neighborhood boundaries are Switzer to 69th, 91st to 95th. Its median home value is approximately $130,000.

Woodstock Park boundaries are 95th to 99th Terrace, Switzer to Carter. Homes for sale are available for just under $200,000.

Young’s Park neighborhood boundaries are Lowell to Antioch, 75th and 79th. Its median home value is just under $150,000.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Overland Park’s school districts have been ranked among the “Best School Districts for the Buck” by Forbes. They are Blue Valley, Shawnee Mission, Olathe, and Spring Hill. Blue Valley posted the top ACT score of the Kansas City metro area and the highest score in district history. Its graduation rate is 97% and its students exceed state and national averages for the SATs. Shawnee Mission School District has earned awards from The National School Public Relations Association. Shawnee Mission High School has been named by Newsweek as one of the Best High Schools. Olathe school district students have been recognized for their high ACT and SAT scores, which exceed state and national averages. It is the only district in the state to achieve the highest Kansas Award for Excellence and its teachers have won Kansas Teacher of the Year awards. The Spring Hill school district has earned more than twenty Standards of Excellence. Its teachers have also received Kansas Horizon Awards.

Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Saint Luke’s Health System support Overland Park. Overland Park is centrally located within Kansas City metro area and accessible from Interstates 35, 435, and Highway 69. Kansas City International is about a 40-minute drive. Johnson County Transit (“The JO”) provides public transportation.

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