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Regardless of your lifestyle or interests, Overland Park is the community you’ve been looking for. Overland Park is a nationally recognized city that has a multitude of features, including a low crime rate, excellent schools, and multiple local attractions. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City and 35 minutes from the Kansas City International Airport, Overland Park is a great place to work, play, and raise a family. Overland Park was initially established as a subdivision in 1905 by William B. Strange Jr. and was incorporated on May 20, 1960 with a population of 28,085. The city now covers just over 73 square miles of Johnson County and has more than 175,000 residents, making it the second most populous city in Kansas.

Overland Park boasts many national honors and in 2012 was rated as one of the top 10 Best Places to Live by CNN Money Magazine. Overland Park has a thriving business industry that is home to several large corporations, including Sprint, as well as the full-service Overland Park Convention Center. If you like to shop, there are many choices ranging from the local flavor of the quaint shops in the recently renovated Clock Tower Plaza in Downtown Overland Park to the many name-brand stores located in Oak Park Mall. The Farmer’s Market located in downtown Overland Park is open from April through September and features over 70 vendors who provide farm-fresh produce to the local community.

When it’s time to play, you will find activities to suit a variety of choices for you and your family. Overland Park has more than 1,800 acres of park land and open space. Many of the city's 72 parks feature activities that include hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, tennis courts, and basketball courts. The 300-acre Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is an educational, recreational and cultural resource that was founded to keep the city on the cutting edge of environmental issues. If you prefer a livelier form of recreation, you might prefer the 96-acre Overland Park Soccer Complex which was named the top soccer facility in the nation by Livability. Additionally, Overland Park features three public community centers, a 911 memorial, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art located on the campus of Johnson County Community College.

Overland Park Area Insight

  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    How exciting that the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team won the Gold at the 2016 Olympics! Seeing all those spectacular flips and jumps may have caught the attention of your daughter. If your child has shown interest in gymnastics, then check out Diamond Academy at 7270 W 161st Street in Overland Park. They have gymnastics training programs available for girls age five and up. Gymnasts also have the opportunity to compete at a competitive level at USA Gymnastics sanctioned events.

    Diamond Academy also offers dance and cheer classes. Contact them today for more information about enrollment. Who knows, your child may be a future Olympic gymnast!
  • Deb Staley
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    Ask Deb a question about Overland Park.
    Overland Park, KS
    Prairiefire is a newer, popular shopping district in Overland Park, and recently they have had Musivo LIVE playing outdoors on Thursday evenings. One recent “hot” Thursday late afternoon they were in front of Pinstripes, and put on a mighty show. The music spanned many genres, so the crowd was loving it. The band even has a brass section that was worthy of some old Chicago tunes. People just started dancing! A conga line formed at one point, and later on there were four or five impromptu dancers in front of the band. What a fun way to spend an evening!
  • Mike Minor
    RE/MAX Legacy
    In a previous insight I wrote about the Trolley Trail in Brookside. In this insight I am writing about the Indian Creek running, biking, and hiking trails. These 10-foot wide, mostly concrete trails run along Indian Creek and are shaded in many areas by large trees along the creek; great if you are looking for a run in the shade on a hot summer’s day!

    To access the trail, I typically park at Roe Park, located at 105th and Roe; Leewood City Park, located at Lee Blvd. and I-435, or Corporate Woods, located at Antioch and I-435. There are many more access points, which you can find on the Overland Park web site: https://www.opkansas.org/things-to-see-and-do/bike-and-hike-trails/. The web site also has additional information and links about other trails in the area.

    If you are an avid biker or running you might consider a home near this trail system.
  • Elaine Bennett
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
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    Overland Park, KS
    Dillard's and Celebrity China & Cookware are presenting Kansas City's largest bridal show. On Sunday, July 31st, KC Weddings is coming to the Overland Park Convention Center for our areas largest bridal show. Advance online tickets are $10 and $12 at the door. Over $20,000 in prizes.
    Click the link below for advance tickets and more information.
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Overland Park.
    Overland Park, KS
    Roe Park is located right off 435 Hwy and Roe Avenue in Overland Park. The park is full of green spaces and lots of room for activities of all kinds. The park has a soccer field, baseball/softball fields and a big jungle gym for the kids! This park is a must see if you're in the area and want to enjoy some time outside with the family.

    Roe Park is currently under construction, but is expected to open late Spring of 2016!
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    iFly Indoor Skydiving is one of Overland Park’s newest and exciting attractions! Indoor skydiving gives the experience of freefalling in a vertical wind tunnel. Parachutes are not needed; however, iFly provides the gear for this activity: a jumpsuit, helmet and goggles. Prior to flying, you will have to take a flight training session where the instructor teaches proper body positioning, hand signals, and more. It’s a safe and amazing experience – perfect for family fun, parties, team building and special events! Anyone from age three and up can participate. What are you waiting for? Get out there and fly!
  • Suzanne Hinton
    RE/MAX Premier Realty
    Woo-hoo! I love this time of year not only because of the changing leaves, cooler days and, of course, the Royals! But also because it's time to get rid of all the stuff that I keep saying I will use but never do. It is the annual Overland Park Recycling Extravaganza. Yep, bring your electronics, household items, bikes, documents that you want shredded and more. It's speedy, easy and fun. Get in line to drop them off on Saturday, October 17th. Click the link below and get all the info for this incredible event!
  • Jerry Larson
    RE/MAX State Line
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    Overland Park, KS
    Today was Overland Park’s 54th Annual Fall Festival and Parade. It was a beautiful, sunny fall day. Even though Overland Park’s population has increased dramatically over those years (it is now about 188,000), the festival felt like a laid back, small town day of family fun.

    The day began early with a parade. There were marching bands from several high schools and a school orchestra too. Also featured in the parade were dance studios, businesses, politicians, and Shriners. The civic band was playing in the park early, and later in the day there were other bands. Popular restaurants had excellent food booths with every kind of cuisine, not just the usual festival fare. The craft booths were filled with paintings, sculptures, photography, and all sorts of wonderful things. It looked like people were getting a jump on their Christmas shopping.

    It seemed like every other person was wearing a Royals t-shirt to celebrate the American League Division championship. The weather was absolutely perfect. It was a very special day in a classy Johnson County, Kansas city!
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    The Tour de BBQ is an event where cyclists raise funds to support cancer survivors and cancer research. Riders choose between three different tours of 15, 35 and 62 miles. This event occurs on Saturday, September 26th at the Prairiefire Entertainment District, located at 5661 W. 135th Street in Overland Park. For information on how to register or volunteer, visit the website below.
  • David Wiesemann
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Yesterday on August 30th, the India Association of Kansas City held their Annual India Fest. It was a wonderful time of experiencing a different culture and getting to see all of the vibrant colors and unique flavors of India. There was a fashion show, traditional and more contemporary "Bollywood" Style dances, and even a spelling bee! There were vendors from all over the KC Metro out to share food, art, and traditional Indian clothing and jewelry. It was a very enjoyable time to explore and experience a new culture. If you are interested in learning more about the culture and people of India, check out one of their upcoming community events!
  • Angie Scherzer
    RE/MAX State Line
    If you have not been to the Overland Park Farmers’ Market, then you should make plans to go before the season ends. This event takes place at 7950 Marty Street on Saturdays, April to November and Wednesdays, mid-May to September. Over 70 vendors will be there, ready to provide customers with all kinds of fresh produce, foods, drinks and specialty items. Cooking demos, live music, and food samples are also what makes this event great. Not only will you be buying healthy items for yourself and your family, you will support the local farming community!
  • Matt Hargrave
    RE/MAX Heritage
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    Overland Park, KS
    Top Golf is a new attraction in the Kansas City area and it's the place to be. There is something to do for everyone. Top Golf has golfing games, Xbox, giant beer pong, pool, signature drinks, food and too many televisions to count. If you haven't been to Top Golf you're missing out.
    It is a year round driving range and an awesome place for entertainment. If you're ever in Overland Park it is definitely a place to stop and check out!
  • Gayle DeHoff
    RE/MAX PARTNERS
    See it, walk up to it, touch it, feel it. Time hesitantly stops when entering this memorial, as you suddenly remember where you were when you heard the news of this tragic event. It was a Tuesday and, of course, a sales meeting day for a lot of people in the real estate business. It all comes rushing back. We turned the television on just in time to see the second plane crash into the Trade Center. Confusion, terror, disbelief, sadness, anger - all these feelings and more.

    I was so intrigued when I first discovered this memorial I didn't even know it existed until about 18 months ago when I went to wash my car down the street and I happened to see a small sign "911 Memorial". Located at 12401 Hemlock (125th and Antioch) this memorial was dedicated September 11, 2012 as the first phase of a larger project that will be one of the largest in the nation. The worst terrorist attack in American history. The twisted steel, names of the victims, timeline of events, much more than words can say. Take a short period of time to remember and you too will be moved. You can visit the memorial at 12401 Hemlock in Overland Park.
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Overland Park.
    Overland Park, KS
    Are you or someone you know getting married this year? Overland Park Convention Center just held their Perfect Wedding Guide Spring Bridal Show on Sunday, March 1st, from 1:00-4:00 pm. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming with all of the details involved. Going to local bridal shows is a great way to learn about vendors and venues and everything that goes into your perfect day!
  • Costello Real Estate
    RE/MAX Premier Realty
    As a resident of Overland Park for 20 years, I am always amazed at all the new construction and the benefits for our children. People bring their kids from all over to play on our soccer fields and enjoy our parks. Check out this video on the Soccer complex. Wow!
  • Betty Simmons
    RE/MAX Best Associates
    According to a recent poll, Overland Park was ranked #1 in the nation as a great mid-sized city to raise children. Historic Olathe, also made the list as #7! Go to the link below to find out more. This is the reason so many families relocate to Johnson County, Kansas - because it is a great place to raised your kids!
  • Lisa Kopp
    RE/MAX Premier Realty
    Deanna Rose is located in the heart of Johnson County in Overland Park. It is a 12 acre farmstead for children. Admission is free Monday - Friday and $2.00 on weekends. There are nearly 200 animals and birds, vegetable and flower gardens. There is a one-room country schoolhouse, an old-time fishing pond, pony rides and a place to feed baby goats. It's a great way to get children connected to nature in the heart of the city.
  • Lin Van Meter
    RE/MAX Innovations
    We have friends that live in Overland Park and every year we are able to celebrate the 4th by taking lawn chairs about 100 yards from their back door and watch the fireworks. My pictures aren't bad but really didn't do justice to the show Corporate Woods puts on. Every year they add more and this makes for a great 4th of July outing!
  • Kim Schulte
    RE/MAX Best Associates
    The name centers around the new Prairie Fire Museum, which is a new major attraction to Corbin Park located at 135th Street and Metcalf Road. The shopping aspect of this area hosts such places as Von Maur department store, Sprouts food market, The Corner Bakery and Varney's, a popular university apparel shop (original location in Manhattan, Kansas, home of the K-State Wildcats). An assortment of others retailers are in the process of setting up shop in this new shopping district.
  • Jerry Larson
    RE/MAX State Line
    The Star Spangled Spectacular is Overland Park’s Independence Day event. It is held in Corporate Woods and is a benefit for the Rotary Club. It is one of the best 4th of July celebrations and attendance is as high as 100,000 people.

    This year, we watched the event from the parking lot of a bank building on the southeast corner of College Boulevard and Antioch Road. The weather was the best for the 4th of July that we could remember in our lifetime! We relished the low humidity and temperatures in the low 70’s. What a surprise to see people out there with jackets and blankets.

    We set up a tripod for our Canon Power Shot SX40HS and used the built-in fireworks setting on the camera. Although we had no idea what we were doing, we got some good shots nonetheless. The weather was beautiful, the night was magical and the fireworks were simply outstanding. It sure made us proud to be Americans and to enjoy living in Overland Park.
  • Ami Tevis
    RE/MAX State Line
    Ask Ami a question about Overland Park.
    Overland Park, KS
    Some might think that suburban areas of a metropolitan area can be bland and without culture but not Overland Park. Home to galleries and live theaters, it is also where the Filipino Cultural Center of Greater Kansas City embraces and celebrates the Filipino culture. Just off of 79th Street, west of Antioch Road, the building houses the Pardo Library and boasts a beautiful landscaped terrace. This is also the site of the yearly Fiesta Filipina, a weekend event with incredible food, entertainment, and shopping, and is open to the public, as is many of their events. This non-profit organization is a diverse, community minded group, and is dedicated to education and service of the community at-large. It is just one of the reasons why Overland Park is not without culture.
    Other cultural events in Overland Park include the Greek Festival and India Fest, just to name a couple.
  • Beth Sohn
    RE/MAX State Line
    Check out the New Prairie Fire Development located at 135th and Nall! Parking can be taxing, but once you find a spot in the parking garage, the atmosphere and vibe of the area is well worth the challenge. Pinstripes Bocce, Bowling and Bistro has a living room atmosphere where you can relax with your friends while enjoying a game of bocce and margherita flatbread. Leave room for the stroll down to Cocoa Dolce where you can indulge in amazing macaron's, beautiful artisan chocolates or gelato. This corridor in Overland Park is hopping!
  • Jerry Larson
    RE/MAX State Line
    One of Overland Park’s finest parks is South Lake at 87th Street near Metcalf Avenue. South Lake Park features a 0.42-mile walking trail around the lake, docks, shelter houses, ducks, and tranquility. It is a popular place for picnics and even fishing. The spot is a quick getaway for people in central Overland Park and a real neighborhood treasure.

    There are a variety of homes surrounding the park. Some are older and were smaller homes, but people have added on to these homes because it is so great to be near the lake. There are even some newer homes that are much larger than the older ones.

    Every now and then, naughty geese will come off the lake and disrupt traffic on 87th Street. They will move if you honk at them, although they will probably honk back. In the springtime, when they have little goslings behind them, no one minds because it is such a sweet sight.
  • Jerry Larson
    RE/MAX State Line
    Ask Jerry a question about Overland Park.
    Overland Park, KS
    Enjoy tennis or want to learn it? Overland Park has a fine outdoor facility at 103rd and Metcalf Avenue that is right on the Indian Creek trail. This park has a large shelter house (holds 100) and beautiful tennis courts. Lessons are available through the city for children and adults.

    You can plan an excellent day here by calling Matt Ross Community Center to reserve the shelter. It costs $20 per hour, plus a $5 permit fee. The shelter house has a grill and after stuffing yourself, you can work it off on the tennis courts or a leisurely walk on the Indian Creek trail.
  • Jerry Larson
    RE/MAX State Line
    If you happen to get stopped by a red light at 103rd and Metcalf Avenue, be sure to glance at the neat sculpture on the southwest corner. It is titled “Pierced Sky” and was sculpted by Matt Kirby of Baldwin City, Kansas in memory of Joseph Cohen and Barton P. Cohen. The Cohens made many contributions to the State of Kansas and to Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas. This is just one of the many sculptures that add style and class to Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park.

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