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Lenexa, Kansas, located in central Johnson County, is home to about 48,000 residents. The city of Lenexa is served by the award winning school districts of Olathe, Shawnee Mission and De Soto. The city has a mix of established neighborhoods in the east and a fast growing area in the west. There are over 30 different parks in Lenexa, including the 80 acre Lake Lenexa at Black Hoof park, and a number of large boulevards and parkways, such as Prairie Star Parkway and Renner Boulevard that welcome residents and businesses alike. UPS and Quest Diagnostics are the city’s top employers.

Lenexa Area Insight

  • Deb Staley
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    The Old Town part of Lenexa is so picturesque--especially in the spring! The railroad crew had a nice day to work on those tracks. To me, the whole character of the old downtown Lenexa is centered around the train tracks. I love that both my office and my house are nearby. It is fun to hear them go by. Improvements to Old Town Lenexa are in the works, and I can't wait to see what they are. Lenexa is one great place to live. I Love Lenexa!
  • Adrian Zaragoza
    RE/MAX Infinity
    Ask Adrian a question about Lenexa.
    Lenexa, KS
    If you have kids that play baseball you’d love living in Lenexa. 3&2 is a great facility with lots of families that visit for some good summer fun! Come check it out.
  • Tomorrow is the very first farmers' market at the new Lenexa City Center! This looks like it will be a great market. All products are required to be sourced within 250 miles of Lenexa, so it's all local goods. I can't wait to check this out. Located on the bottom floor of the parking garage at the Lenexa Civic Campus. Free parking on the upper floors of the garage, which is very convenient.
  • Ask Janet Fournier - The Fournier a question about Lenexa.
    Lenexa, KS
    My daughter and I went a few weeks ago and had so much fun here! We did the pop art your pet and my painting actually looks like my dog. I enjoyed it so much that I'm hosting a ladies party there soon. And I love that KC Art Angels is a non-profit studio and gallery that promotes creativity in a friendly environment.
  • Deb Staley
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    There is a park in Lenexa that is in an out-of-the-way location. It is aptly named Hidden Woods Park, and is located to the west of Quivira, off 83rd Street. It is a small, 16 acre park behind the exclusive Maplewood subdivision. The park has a walking trail and a small pond. You can even fish for bluegill, channel catfish, and sunfish there (with a license, of course). I think the best part about the park is the natural grasses and other plants. The cat tails and native grasses wave in the wind and are fascinating to examine. I can sit on the dock or on a bench and enjoy watching and hearing birds. You can hear plenty of frogs croaking too! It is quite the place to get away from it all.
  • Deb Staley
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    Lenexa is known for its food festivals. There is the Food Truck Frenzy, Spinach Festival, the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle, and the Lenexa Chili Challenge.

    This year, the Chili Challenge is on Friday and Saturday, October 20th and 21st. The weather promises to be perfect! There is free admission to the event on both days, and free samples will be given out on Saturday while they last.

    This is so much fun for everyone, and it is a great opportunity to see the old downtown Lenexa. While the original downtown is pretty small, it has some cool old buildings, an old train station, and they have great shops too. There is live music both nights, and fireworks on Friday night.
  • Opening day for the new recreational center in Lenexa City Center is scheduled for Monday, July 31. The large center features an aquatic center, two gyms for open play, and a full fitness facility. Great location near the new City Hall and Public Market, with easy access to I-435. Looks like it will be a great place for all ages.
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    Let the kiddos stay up late and have some night time fun with the whole family at the Moonlight Bike Ride! This late night activity brings everyone together for a nine-mile bike ride through Old Town Lenexa to the Meritex caves. You can even decorate your bicycles in lights!

    This activity will take place on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 10:00 p.m. Registration is $25 per adult and $20 per child 12 and under. All of those who registered will receive a t-shirt. Participants are required to wear a helmet and all bikes must have front and rear reflectors.

    For more information about the Moonlight Bike Ride and how to register, click the website below.
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    Dozens of Independence Day festivities are happening all over Kansas City and Lenexa's Community Days Parade is a great place to celebrate the holiday. Thousands gather to watch all kinds of groups and floats in the parade, which is one of the longest in the Kansas City area.

    The parade is scheduled for Tuesday, July 4th, from 10:00 a.m. until Noon at Old Town Lenexa, beginning at Santa Fe Trail Drive and Park Street.
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    The Great Lenexa BBQ Battle was held Friday, June 23rd from 4:30-11:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 24th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. The BBQ Battle has grown considerably over the years! Contestants from all over the country come to this two day event to compete for the title of Grand Champion. Prizes are awarded for several categories, including brisket, pork, ribs and chicken. Also available are activities for children and live music for all to enjoy.

    This event at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park at 87th Street Parkway and Lackman Road. Admission was $5 on Friday and free on Saturday. Children 12 years of age and under had free admission on both days. On-site parking is limited, but free satellite parking and a shuttle bus was available. Mark your calendar for next year's event!
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    Lenexa's Outdoor Concert Series is the perfect way to wind down on a Sunday evening after a busy weekend. These free concerts began in May and will continue through September. Attendees are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and food while enjoying the entertainment.

    Come and check out some great music! Click the website below for more information.
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    Ask Angie a question about Lenexa.
    Lenexa, KS
    Get Outdoors Lenexa is an event, held in conjunction with National Get Outdoors Day, that encourages people of all ages to spend time enjoying the great outside: parks, lakes, and other aspects of nature.

    On Saturday, June 10th, come to Black Hoof Park for outdoor activities from 9:00 a.m. until Noon. Activities include family yoga, kids fishing derby, obstacle course, Zumba, bounce house and many more things to enjoy!

    Get active with your family and friends at Get Outdoors Lenexa! Everyone is sure to have a great time!
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    The Food Truck Frenzy is a great opportunity to try some of the best foods served by food trucks from all over the Kansas City area. Popular favorites include The Waffler, Bop N' Bowl, Madman BBQ, and Torched Goodness.

    This tasty event will take place on Friday, June 9th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Lenexa Civic Center on the southeast corner of 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard.

    Get there early; this event will draw thousands of hungry people!
  • Deb Staley
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    Ask Deb a question about Lenexa.
    Lenexa, KS
    The Lenexa Art Fair opened at 10:00 a.m. on a perfect spring morning today. The fair is open until 7:00 p.m. This is an annual event and is held at the Lenexa City Center at 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard. Admission is free, but if you are over 21 years of age, you can pay $20 to participate in the beer and wine tasting.

    There is live music throughout the day, and I enjoyed the jazz music this morning. All kinds of artwork were featured including mixed media 2D and 3D, photography, glass, wood, metal, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, and drawing.

    Plenty of opportunities were there to chow down with multiple food trucks. Parking was pretty easy when I was there, but shuttle service is available too.
  • Deb Staley
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    On January 31, 2017, I attended a meeting at the Lackman Library on 87th Street. It was a public input session from residents about the features and services they would like to see in the new library being built in Lenexa City Center. What a great opportunity to talk with Lenexa city officials, library staff, and the architects. There was a good turnout for the meeting, and the public had many wonderful suggestions for the new space. It was also an opportunity to see the plans for the rest of the Lenexa City Center, which is such an exciting addition to the city. I plan to attend more of these informative sessions!
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    No matter your relationship status, there are ways you can celebrate Valentine's Day in or near Lenexa! Here are a few ideas for you and your significant other and/or friends:

    If you want to do some jewelry shopping, head to Cupid's Gems Artisan Jewelry Show on Saturday, February 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Thompson Barn, 11184 Lackman Rd in Lenexa. Admission is free.This is a great place to shop for all kinds of handcrafted jewelry. This is a great event to attend with your girlfriends or for men looking to get their special lady a gift.

    Have a beautiful arrangement of flowers delivered to your special someone by Eden Floral & Events, located at 12106 W. 87th St Pkwy in Lenexa. They deliver in certain areas of the Kansas City Metro Area. Not sure what type of flowers to get your sweetie? No worries! Stop by the
    store; they would be happy to assist you!

    For singles that are into healthy living, Bulk It, located at 13444 Santa Fe Trail Dr. in Lenexa, is having a “Let’s Be Valentine’s Together” Adult Singles event on Tuesday, February 14th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This free event will include good company, snacks and great fun!

    How about a nice, authentic dining experience with your sweetie? Porto Do Sul has gotten rave reviews of their menu items. Located at 11900 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, this Brazilian steakhouse offers the best cuts of meat to their patrons as well as delicious desserts.
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    Ready to start living a healthier lifestyle with fresh and affordable foods? If you're not sure where to start, stop by Bulk It, a health food store located at 13444 Santa Fe Trail Drive in Lenexa.

    Bulk It carries many different kinds of nutritional and delicious non-GMO and organic products, from flour to quinoa to tea blends. For those needing help with beginning or improve their healthy living journey, Bulk It has what you need to accomplish your wellness goals. They have an array of items on their smoothie and juice bar menu and also sell sandwiches and wraps.

    One of the main visions of Bulk It is to show people that healthy living does not have to be bland and boring, but that it can actually be fun! Come and see what the excitement of living a healthy lifestyle is all about!
  • Deb Staley
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    Sar-Ko Aglow is an annual event in Lenexa around the first week of December. It is the lighting ceremony at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park near 87th Street and Lackman Road. Santa is always in attendance and there are carolers too. The museum is also open at this time. This year was cold, but clear, and there was a good crowd walking around the lake viewing all of the beautiful lights. If you want to take good photos of these lights, get there right about sunset and be sure to bring your tripod. Afterwards, you can enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants nearby.
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    Sar-Ko Aglow is a popular event in the Lenexa community that brings together family, friends and neighbors to see the lighting ceremony at Sar-Ko-Trails Park at 87th and Lackman Road. This free event will take place on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Take a walk through the park and bring the kids to see Santa!
  • Deb Staley
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    Tonight under a full moon, the Lenexa Chili Challenge began. The City of Lenexa loves a party, and this is another good one. Over 200 vendors compete in the contest. The Chili Challenge runs through Saturday, and it is free to attend. The event is held in Old Town Lenexa, at Pflumm Road and Santa Fe Trail Drive. Friday night’s festivities included live music and fireworks. The beautiful weather added to a wonderful evening for all ages.
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    Every year around Halloween, Sar-Ko-Park Trails Park becomes the Enchanted Forest. This event has activities for adults and children of all ages, including magicians, singing performances and even a photo booth! Have a ball enjoying the seasonal displays and the Enchanted Hayride. Children ages 12 and under can paint pumpkins and spend some time on the inflatables.

    The Enchanted Forest takes place on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park at 87th Street Parkway and Lackman Road in Lenexa. Admission is "free"! Inclement weather date is October 28th. Click the link to view more information on the website. See you there!
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    The Lenexa Chili Challenge on October 14-15, 2016 is a fun event that people of all ages can enjoy! Hundreds of teams compete to see who can come out on top in the chili, salsa and hot wing contests. Friday night includes fireworks and live music. Saturday is when the contests start and when attendees can sample foods for free. Activities include the Hot Pepper Eating Contest and Kids Kornbread, a contest where children 12 and under can compete for making the best cornbread. The Chili Challenge will be held in Old Town Lenexa at Santa Fe Trail Drive and Pflumm Road.
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    The Food Truck Frenzy is an event that draws thousands of people to sample items from the best food trucks around the Kansas City area. The lines may be long, but it is definitely worth the wait! Come on out and partake in the experience on Friday, September 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lenexa City Center, located at 87th St Pkwy and Renner Blvd. Click the link below to learn more about this fun event.
  • Frank and Miriel Brown
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    What a project! You can check out the construction WEB Cam at Lenexa.com/civiccenter.
    This complex will include Recreational, Civic, and public gathering spaces. It is scheduled to open mid 2017. Great addition to Lenexa!
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    With the 2016 Olympics being held in Rio, you may be interested in learning more about the Brazilian culture: the people, the history and of course, the food! Right here in Lenexa, we have Cafe Brazil by Lola, a snack bar located at 11441 Strang Line Road.

    Their menu includes tasty appetizers including Pão de Queijo, a baked cheese-flavored gluten-free roll, a favorite for breakfast or for a snack. They also serve healthy wraps, açai bowls, smoothies and more. It's a great place for families and groups. They accept reservations and walk-ins. Check out their social media page for more information.

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