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Lee’s Summit, Missouri is the sixth largest city in the Kansas City Metro area with a population of 91,364. It was ranked 27th in the 2010 Money magazine 100 Best Cities to Live in the United States. Three public school districts serve the children of the city, Lee’s Summit School District, Blue Springs School District and Raymore Peculiar School District. The Lee’s Summit school district receive the state’s highest recognition for academic achievement, Missouri’s Distinction in Performance Award. During fall 2011, the the Lee’s Summit School District was recognized for being among a handful of districts in the state to earn a perfect score on criteria for the Distinction In Performance Award each year for the last 11 years. The Lee’s Summit School District was among 16 percent of the nation's school districts receiving the SchoolMatch "What Parents Want" national award in spring 2012. Longview Community College, Summit Technology Center, a branch of the University of Central Missouri and a branch of Baker University all provide opportunities for higher education in Lee’s Summit.

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Lee's Summit Area Insight

  • Lovely West
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Just Between Friends is a great Back To School event that will be held at The Pavilion at John Knox Village in Lees Summit August 22nd-August 25th. Entry to this event does require the purchase of a ticket for adults during certain times. During this big savings event you will be able to attend the biggest shopping sale event in town. With over 100,000 items to choose from, you will be able to purchase items for 50-90% of retail prices. You can purchase shopping bags at the event or bring your own reusable bag. This is a great way to one stop shop for some wonderful items for the upcoming school year. Also, as the weekend goes, items will start to be discounted. Don't miss this wonderful savings event!!
  • Lovely West
    RE/MAX Heritage
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    Lee's Summit, MO
    I know that summer is not over yet, but here is your chance to get a head start on the next season. Downtown Lees Summit merchants will be holding a Fall Open House on August 23-August 24, 2019. You will have the opportunity to see the new items that some of the downtown shops will be selling this fall. You will also have the chance to win some exciting giveaways at the participating businesses. This is a great way to support your local Lees Summit community!
  • Desiral Hagger
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Hi everyone, this is Des. As you know, I consider myself being one of the neighborhood residential experts when it comes to our Lee’s Summit community. At least that’s what I tell myself, “if you can’t laugh at yourself then it just isn’t fun” as laughter is a big part of this business.

    Today, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of Lee’s Summit’s hometown staples; UNC’S Burgers located at 240 NW Oldham Parkway. He only goes by the name of Unc when he greets you the minute you walk into his establishment. UNC’S was established 8 years ago and has since become one of the city’s favorite places to dine with up to 27 UNC’s burger types to choose from.

    Now don’t get it twisted, the grade A quality of his meats always remains the same; the ratio of leanness to fat along with his toppings gives UNC’s burgers the quality and culinary delight customers crave. If you work out, he’s got a burger for that, if you’re into paleo dieting, he’s got a burger for that or if just crave a big tasty burger, UNC’s wont’ let you down. I asked UNC, with all the fast food joints around the area, what makes his place standout from the pack. His response was; the quality of his food and services. I personally can vouch for both as my wife and I ate there one Friday night and enjoyed every morsel.

    From a customer service standpoint, how many owners of a business personally come down, sit and talk to you while your food is being prepared? Unc chatted with us about his family, how he started the business and more. Today, I witnessed firsthand when one of his customers came in, UNC grabbed a menu then greeted and seated his customer. He began striking up a conversation with that customer. I thought to myself, this is what really sets UNC’s apart from other eateries in the area.

    The icing on the cake is that UNC’s BURGERS has been voted on several occasions as having the best burgers in the area. It is worth the drive as I have had friends drive to UNC’s from Overland Park, KS! So come on through, UNC would enjoy the honor and pleasure of serving you up!
  • Lovely West
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Don't miss out on this amazing family-friendly event on July 24, 2019 from 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This event takes place at the Lees Summit Farmers Market located at around 1st and Douglas. If you are one of the first 200 customers, you will be fortunate enough to receive a wonderful, insulated, farmers market tote and have the opportunity to benefit from some giveaways. Enjoy a visit with Santa from 8:00-10:0 a.m., while enjoying the sounds of live music, visiting the booths of many vendors, and participating in fun activities.
  • Lovely West
    RE/MAX Heritage
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    Lee's Summit, MO
    If you love art, yoga, and the outdoors then you will love this amazing event. On the fourth Friday of each month you can spend a wonderful evening in Downtown Lees Summit meetings artists and viewing the artistic works of artists that are being showcased. This event takes place from April to the end of August. You will also have the opportunity to participate in Yoga in the Streets, participate in fun activities, and enjoy music in the park.
  • Lovely West
    RE/MAX Heritage
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    Lee's Summit, MO
    Come join a wonderful evening of Music in the Park in downtown Lees Summit at Howard Station Park. On Friday nights, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, you can enjoy this fun event from
    7:30-9:00 p.m. You are welcome to bring blankets and chairs to help you enjoy the concert. This family-friendly event is organized by Downtown Lees Summit Main Street. See the link below for a full schedule of events.
  • Kim Glaser Wheeler
    RE/MAX Elite, REALTORS
    July 18th is National Listening Day, so I interviewed none other than the founder of Mindful Momentum, Robin Todd. Mindfulness makes us better listeners by allowing us to slow down, be in the present moment, and connect with ourselves and other people on a deeper level. Lee's Summit is blessed to have an organization such as Mindful Momentum that provides the community with access to Dr. Maria Hunt's mindfulness curriculum. This curriculum has been scientifically proven to improve concentration, emotional regulation, awareness, anxiety, motivation, and so many other issues in our daily lives. With our fast-paced modern life, it is important to take care of yourself so you can be successful in your personal and professional life. Mindful Momentum offers a variety of resources and training opportunities for everyone, whether you are an organization, small group, school, or individual. Their curriculum can also be tailored to fit the needs of any age, with programs for children, teens, and adults. Mindfulness is beneficial for everyone! To find more details on mindfulness and how Mindful Momentum can help you become your best self, follow the link below or email info@mindful-momentum.com. You won't regret it!
  • Kim Glaser Wheeler
    RE/MAX Elite, REALTORS
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    Lee's Summit, MO
    This week's #TipTuesday comes from Lacy Randall from Prime Lending! Lacy is an amazing lender, and can help you with any of your home loan needs.
  • Laura Pacheco
    RE/MAX Heritage
    I met a longtime friend in downtown Lee's Summit for lunch the other day. We chose a little restaurant on 3rd street called 3rd Street Social. I parked on the street right across from the front door! When I first went in, I noticed right away that it was a continuance of the rustic charm and cozy atmosphere of downtown Lee's Summit; exposed brick and high ceilings with modern touches of elegance.

    I ordered the Korean Tacos made with the most tender bulgogi! The first bite was an "eye roller"! I thought about it all day. Oh, and the wait staff was very kind and attentive, but respected our privacy. Meal was out in about 10 minutes. Prices were reasonable, too. I will definitely be going back! I grew up in Lee's Summit and so appreciate all of the hard work the city has put into revitalizing this area!
  • Desiral Hagger
    RE/MAX Heritage
    With growth there will always be growing pains. The City of Lee’s Summit is finding this transition to hold true as many residents of this city are seeing big box developments take place in many parts of the city. Unfortunately to some residents it’s going to be a tough growing pain for those who are used to the quietness and manicured lawns. But I can unequivocally and emphatically proclaim, that neighborhoods continue to remain pristine and thrive more than ever before which is an enormous attraction for newcomers.

    As a local resident myself, I’ve seen lots of changes since moving here just over two years ago and I can say that although Lee’s Summit is surpassing 90,000 in population, this has lured a large number in diversity that adds flavor to the city and also a well-rounded quality of life fulfillment.

    So, to my City of Lee’s Summit, I say embrace change and lets be risk takers! It will only make our city and our communities shine that much brighter.
  • Kim Glaser Wheeler
    RE/MAX Elite, REALTORS
    Happy National Sugar Cookie Day!!! Celebrate today, or any day, by heading over to The Cookie Jar Bakery at 3rd Street and Jefferson, where you will find amazing goodies and even better people!
  • Laura Pacheco
    RE/MAX Heritage
    It is so hard to find a photographer that you can depend on during exciting yet stressful times...like a wedding! Well, I found one! Jessica, with Scott E. Thomas and Daughter Photography, is not only a master of her trade, but she is also extremely personable and friendly. You get the feeling that it is about more than your business, but that you have in advocate in Jessica. She makes every effort to make sure that your special day goes exactly as planned. She is not only a professional photographer that produces an exceptional product, but if need be she will step in as a counselor, too; calming nerves and smoothing ruffled feathers.

    Jessica has some great stories, and I can't wait for her to shoot my daughter's wedding! In addition, she is extremely reasonable. She is willing to work with you to personalize your options. Scott E. Thomas and Daughter Photography is located just on the outskirts of charming downtown Lee's Summit. Downtown Lee's Summit has the charm of yesteryear mixed with an updated flair. This area makes for some adorable engagement or save-the-date photos!
  • Desiral Hagger
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Yesterday after the rain finally stopped and we saw a glimmer of sunlight; we set out for downtown Lee’s Summit which I feel is a top attraction as compared to most surrounding cities. Lee's Summit downtown offers many varieties of locally owned eateries, shops, art galleries and neighborhood cycling shops.

    Something new to me was discovering the stationary music area where you can play music; well at least in my case, attempt to make music sounds.

    A notable mention about the Lee’s Summit Downtown Area; Main Street in Lee’s Summit received the 2019 National Main Street Accreditation in April 2019 which is the highest achievement for revitalization that a downtown can receive. Go Lee’s Summit!!
  • Desiral Hagger
    RE/MAX Heritage
    I live in Lee's Summit and today was our annual Tour de Lakes cycling organized ride which covers five lakes, Longview, Raintree, Lakewood, Blue Springs and Jacomo, and passes through the cities of Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Greenwood and Blue Springs.

    What makes this ride so popular rain or shine which we experienced both today; everyone comes together as one. No matter your level of skill-set for cycling, or the type of bike you ride, it doesn’t matter. It’s about getting out, being active and having fun during the event.

    I often speak with people before, during and after the event. Today, I met a young man new to cycling. He stated this is his second year and went on to say last year he didn’t finish the 59-mile route but this year he did! He was very proud and I congratulated and encouraged him to keep it up and stay consistent.

    Tour de Lake just doesn’t bring out the Kansas area metroplex, but I met people from Denver and Detroit which goes to show that the City of Lee’s Summit as well as the Parks and Recreation Department puts their best foot forward. Great work Lee's Summit!
  • Lovely West
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Say what? Business speed dating? This wonderful event that is being sponsored by Bridge Space and will take place at Bridge Space (the old Lees Summit Post Office renovated). This event is great for business networking as it gives you the opportunity to meet thirty people in thirty minutes to help promote your business. I think this is a genius idea! This event will be held on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!
  • Jill Waits
    RE/MAX Elite, REALTORS
    Rock Island Trail is a converted railroad line that runs from Lee's Summit to Kansas City and goes for 17 miles. The surface is made of crushed rock and has an abundance of shade. The easiest access point is Hartman Park in Lee's Summit. The trail is great for bicyclist with its wide trail.
  • Jill Waits
    RE/MAX Elite, REALTORS
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    Lee's Summit, MO
    Looking for some golf? This golf course, located in the southern part of Lee's Summit, offers leagues for ladies, couples, and seniors. The challenging course offers holes that include water features, rolling hills and sand traps. Numerous tournaments are held here throughout the year. Check out their website for more information.
  • Jill Waits
    RE/MAX Elite, REALTORS
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    Lee's Summit, MO
    Moms get in free at Powell Gardens on Mothers Day. Enjoy a walking tour of the Memorial Garden where you can see gardens, waterfalls, and all of the beautiful blossoms. Powell Gardens features nearly 1,000 acres of gardens, natural habitat and trails. They are located at 609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50 in Kingsville, MO 64061.
  • Crystal Cowley
    RE/MAX Elite, REALTORS
    Summit Fair Shopping Center is located off Chipman Road and 50 HWY. Great place to shop and have a bite to eat! The center includes large anchors such as JC Penney, and Macy's with smaller shops including Victoria's Secret, H&M, Torrid and many more!

    Once you have done so much shopping you are ready for a bite at some of the restaurants which include Big Whiskey's American Restaurant and Bar, Red Lobster, Mcalister's deli and much more! There is also a Tropical Smoothie Cafe and Small Cakes Cupcake shop for that sweet tooth!

    This is your one stop shop for a day of fun! So stop in and enjoy some retail therapy in Lee's Summit!
  • Jill Waits
    RE/MAX Elite, REALTORS
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    Lee's Summit, MO
    Looking for some shopping while enjoying the beautiful spring weather. Stop by Summit Fair in Lee's Summit and enjoy the 50 shops that cater to almost everyone. Enjoy cupcakes, popcorn, and bundt cakes while shopping for the perfect outfit. Have a great dinner after.
  • Tim Prindle
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Mary Margaret's Home is located in Lee's Summit, at 180 NW Oldham Parkway, by Freddy's and Side Pockets. This store truly is a treasure! So many items to choose from when looking to furnish a home. Their inventory includes things for kitchens, dinning rooms, bedrooms, and so much more!
  • Lacey Wiley
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Opening weekend is here, April 6, 2019 until November 23!! The farmers market is open from 7:00 a.m. until it runs out on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Who wouldn't want to come down and enjoy the relaxation of downtown Lee's Summit while picking up fresh produce. They also many times have vendors with handmade goods including candles, plants and other items on varying days. It's been ranked #1 in the area seven years in a row, amazing!

    Dates to remember are: Opening Day, April 6, Spring Celebration, May 11, Christmas in July, July 24 and Harvest Fest, October 5
  • Keith Taylor
    RE/MAX Heritage
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    Lee's Summit, MO
    James A Reed wild life area is minutes from Greenwood and offers an expansive 3084 acres of land with 12 lakes, and features picnic areas, trails, fishing, hunting, horse back riding and many other outdoor activities for your family to enjoy the great outdoors.
  • Lovely West
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Just another perk of living in Lee's Summit! The wonderful Urban Trail Company volunteers and Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation are joining forces to make available to the public three miles of dirt trail the spring of 2019. The trail will go through both wooded areas and open grasslands and will be up to 18 inches wide. This will be an off-road beginner-friendly dirt trail for bikers to enjoy!
  • Belinda Olson
    RE/MAX Heritage
    The cemetery was founded 1865. The original land was donated to what at the time was called the Town of Strother by William B. Howard. Land was acquired and added on through 1907. Among the residents are many Civil War Veterans, Quantrills Raiders and influenza victims from the 1918 outbreak. The cemetery's most famous resident is Cole Younger who was buried in 1915. Younger was part of the James-Younger Gang and rode alongside Jesse James. The city does an amazing job decorating for Memorial Day and Fourth of July.

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