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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
    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.
  • Debbie Hoschouer
    RE/MAX State Line
    During the fall season in Lenexa there are many festivals and events to attend. Who says there is nothing to do? Residents and visitors enjoy ever popular festivals such as Tails on the Trails, the Spinach Festival, Movie in the Park and more! For more information please go to the link below. See you at a Lenexa festival this fall!
  • Deb Staley
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    The annual Lenexa Community Days Parade was held in Old Town Lenexa at Santa Fe Trail Drive and Pflumm Road at 10:00 a.m. on July 4, 2016. This year’s theme was “Red, White & Royal”, and those colors were prominent throughout the parade. There were bands, dancers, clowns, and politicians. The unusually cool, July weather was perfect! It was so well attended and a slice of life in old town Lenexa. I plan to attend every year.
  • Deb Staley
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    The Great Lenexa BBQ Battle has been held annually since 1982. Barbeque is serious business in the Kansas City area, and the Lenexa competition is now very well recognized. Many people attend this, but the organizers are quite experienced and have parking set up well. The event is held at the beautiful Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park near 87th Street Parkway and Lackman Road.

    I live in Lenexa, and my first home there was within walking distance of the park. Now I have to figure out parking along with everyone else. If parking is available, it will cost you $5. (That’s what I did on Friday night.) Otherwise, park at City Hall on 87th Street Parkway, or at 95th & Lackman, and take the shuttles. It is $5 to enter the park on Friday, but free on Saturday. Hurry on over and experience the nice weather (not too hot today!), the wonderful aromas, and the beauty of the lake at the park.
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    There is so much going on throughout this summer. Lenexa is perfect if you're looking for some good hometown fun for the whole family. Here are a few activities and events happening in Lenexa.

    The annual Great Lenexa BBQ Battle is June 24 & 25, in Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park at 87th Street Parkway and Lackman Road. While teams are preparing their BBQ on Friday, plenty of entertainment and music will be available for the everyone. Admission is $5. The event is free on Saturday, which is when the judging will take place. Come out and try the best brisket, pork, ribs, sausage, chicken, and more! If you missed it this year, don't miss it next year!

    Freedom Run & Community Days Parade, July 4, in Old Town Lenexa. Celebrate Independence Day with around 1600 runners and walkers at the Freedom Run, then watch as dozens of businesses and organizations participate in the Community Days Parade. This year's theme is "Red, White and Royal". The parade is free for all and the Freedom Run has a registration fee for participants.

    Tails on the Trails will be August 13 in Ad Astra Pool and Park at 83rd St & Maurer Road. This event is one of Lenexa's most popular! Bring your pups and doggie's to the pool to cool off. Admission is free, but there is a registration fee for each dog. A variety of pet vendors from organizaitons will be available. A Pet Show will also take place for the following categories:
    - I Like Lenexa
    - Owner/Dog Look-alike
    - Best Trick
    - Best Dancer

    For more information about these events and upcoming activities, go to the Lenexa website. Enjoy your summer!
  • Frank and Miriel Brown
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    Come to Sar-Ko-Par and enjoy the smells! On June 24th and 25th there will be 185 teams competing for the title of Kansas State Champion. There will be live music from Fast Times and kid’s activities. Many of the teams hold private parties on Friday. There are some free samples on Saturday while supplies last.
  • Deb Staley
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    The Food Truck Frenzy at Lenexa’s City Center was a huge hit yesterday! The parking seemed easier than last year, and I also liked the arrangement of the trucks better. There was plenty of room to sit under the tent and enjoy the food and meeting new friends. This year there were many more trucks, and I had some cool, different food like crêpes and gelati. Afterwards, I drove around City Center and went to the other side of 87th Street Parkway to check out the Central Green Park, which I had never even noticed before! Lenexa is getting greater every day, and there is so much to explore.
  • Deb Staley
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    Today is National Get Outdoors Day, and Lenexa did a great job of hosting this at my favorite park–Black Hoof Park/Lake Lenexa. There were fun things for the kids to do, like a bouncy house and art projects, and a fishing competition too. I enjoyed visiting with police, fire, community center, and other nice city workers. This is the first time I’d been to a Get Outdoors event, but the third time I’ve been to this wonderful park. Walking the trail up to the dam is a picturesque and easy walk. Every day should be "get outdoors" day, and Lenexa has many wonderful outdoor spots!
  • Elaine Bennett
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    Looking for activities for your kids this summer? Lenexa is offering swim lessons. Lessons are being held at the Indian Trails Aquatic Center. Group lessons start at $40.00 and private lessons are also offered. Find out more by clicking the link below.
  • Deb Staley
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    Lenexa is expanding so far west! Yesterday was a gorgeous spring day, so I took a drive on Prairie Star Parkway. I decided to follow it to its end, which is just west of Clare Road and Canyon Creek Boulevard. There is a Prairie Star Parkway monument and fountain at one of the roundabouts. There are also stone pillars along the way.

    It is an interesting and relaxing drive, and the thing I noticed most were bird songs! It is still pretty quiet there out west, but you should see all of the construction. It is a very exciting development for Lenexa, and I hope to live in that area someday myself.
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    The spring season is here again and now is a great time to spruce up your patio! Whether decorating to entertain guests for a barbecue or for moments of solitude with a great book and a glass of wine, these are some great ideas for what you can do with patio furniture arrangement, accessories and more.

    Planning to host several get-together's this spring and summer? Then decorating your patio with a nice dining set and beautiful silverware and comfortable chairs could be the right look for you. Place nice colored glass jars on top of the center table. Add a few assorted pillows onto the lounge chairs. If you prefer something quiet and low-maintenance, consider an array of plants and flowers around the patio and weatherproof furniture and fabrics for easy clean-up. Neutral colors are popular for a setting such as this, with a splash of color coming from a few pillows or small vases. Besides patio furniture, capture the spirit of spring with gorgeous flowers and plants, whether placed in floor pots or vases, tall or short, this will definitely make your patio look inviting and full of life!

    For poolside patios, consider adding an umbrella for needed shade, especially during the summer months. Choose an umbrella large enough to cover the sitting area with shade, no matter where the sun moves throughout the day. Enjoy your outdoor space!
  • Frank and Miriel Brown
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    The Lenexa Concert Series will start May 1st and will continue through June on Sunday evenings. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the free concert with a variety of music, including swing, jazz, blues, country, folk, soul and R&B. For full details and scheduling go to Lenexa.com/festivals.
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    Spring is a great time to do some simple decorating around your home. Here are a few easy and affordable tips for home decor:

    Change out your pillows and throws on your furniture. Select pillows of various sizes and colors. If neutral tones are more of your style, throw in a bright, spring color for more flair – something like pale yellow, tangerine, lime green or turquoise.

    Decorate your mantle with colored picture frames or glass vases. Maybe add nature items like twigs and pinecones for a rustic look.

    Place flowers around the home, not just in the living room. Sometimes a small vase of flowers can bring so much life into a room. Not sure what arrangement to get? Your nearest grocery store might have an assortment of flowers to choose from.
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    Have you caught the madness yet? You're definitely not alone! Numerous people love to catch all the tournament action at several Lenexa sports bars. Whether enjoying with your family, friends or solo, you are sure to have a great time! Here are three of many favorite spots in Lenexa:

    Saints Pub + Patio – 16804 W. 89th St. (City Center)

    This establishment is known for its great menu and energetic atmosphere. You will find plenty of flat screen TVs with a vast array of sports programming. They also have a patio, perfect for spending time with a group of friends during the warm seasons. Their menu includes classic favorites such as wings, burgers, sandwiches, tacos and flatbreads.

    Brewbakers Bar – 9482 Renner Blvd.

    Equipped with over 40 big screens, you can’t miss a sporting event at Brewbakers! They have a wide range of beers available: 42 taps, handcraft, micro-brew and seasonal. One of the special menu items is their signature burger, “The Brewburger”, topped with Boulevard Bully Porter beef infused cheddar cheese, sautéed onions, tomato and lettuce.

    Wallaby’s Grill & Pub – 9562 Lackman Rd.

    Catch the games while enjoying Wallaby’s great food and drink specials. Regular Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., while the Late Night Happy Hour is every day after 10 p.m.. A pub favorite is the Black & Bleu Strip, a hand cut 10 oz strip steak, blackened with Cajun spices and topped with blue cheese.
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    This year, Daylight Savings begins on Sunday, March 13th. After resetting all your clocks and watches, keep these home maintenance tips in mind. This is the perfect time to refresh your home – inside and out.

    • Change the batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
    • Check your attic and basement for standing water or leaks. Call someone to take care of the problem to avoid mold.
    • Clean dryer exhaust vent and hose. This prevents lint build-up which is a common cause of fires in the home.
    • Check and replace all air filters, if needed.
    • Look for peeled paint around the home and touch-up where needed. Or use that new color you’ve been wanting to try out!
    • Clean all gutters and downspouts.
    • Check for signs of termites, rodents, etc.

    Here’s to having a spectacular spring!

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