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Lee's Summit, MO Real Estate, Homes For Sale, School & Area Information

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.

Santa Paws on the Plaza Benefiting HSGKC - Lee's Summit, MO Oh yes!!  Take a break from shopping to grab a pic with your furry friends and the big guy at 314

Lee's Summit Area Insight

  • Lacey Wiley
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Oh yes!!  Take a break from shopping to grab a pic with your furry friends and the big guy at 314 Ward Parkway near Season's 52 from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Cost is a $10 donation for a printed or digital or $15 for both and all proceeds go to HSGKC.
  • Genia Birchfield
    RE/MAX Elite, REALTORS
    Do you crave the newest Boho home style trend? Well do I have a treat for you... During a recent visit to my favorite downtown area of Lee's Summit, I was delighted to stumble upon this adorable shop called Ivy & Sparrow. From the moment you spot the sign, creative window display and chalkboard on the sidewalk, you just know it's a place you have to step into. Once you open the door, you can't help but be greeted by a smile, a warm welcome and find yourself trying to focus on the decor or the splendor of the old building that boast so much brick and patina. I was lucky enough to catch Melissa and her daughter. The two of them showed me around the store as we chatted about some of the unique sourced items the store carries. They both have worked to hand pick some of the most creative and unique pieces that are meant to be given as gifts or decor based on your lifestyle trend.

    It was refreshing to hear that they host fun pop ups, local artist work. They hope to do art exhibits in order to raise funds to give back to their community. Ivy & Sparrow is also able to host private events in this creative space that has the boho/urban look. This private space allows you to rent by the hour and is perfect for birthdays, bridal showers, graduations, retirements and more.

    Ivy & Sparrow is located at 18 SW 3rd Street in Lee's Summit, MO 64063
  • Lacey Wiley
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Whistle Stop is a really hip, cute local coffee shop that I enjoy going to! It's always busy with young ones gathering for conversation, business meetings, a spot to read and or study and enjoy an amazing beverage, and new specials all the time. I love specials because it gets me outside of my same ol' boring cup!

    Yesterday I stopped in with my daughter who enjoyed a Frappe and I ordered a hot coffee that came out perfect! They have over 40 to choose from. And until yesterday I didn't even know they had a little patio with tables out back to enjoy, which is where we chose to park it and it was super nice!!
  • Jill Hawkins
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Ask Jill a question about Lee's Summit.
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Just outside of Lee’s Summit in Unity Village is the Unity Village Nature Trail. This trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash. Don’t miss this beautiful trail so close to town!
  • Genia Birchfield
    RE/MAX Elite, REALTORS
    I love finding new spots to sit and sip a cup of Joe. However this is a favorite of mine. If you enjoy the hustle and bustle of the train going by and lots of chatter from the locals as you sip on your beverage of choice you have found your spot. I love that this coffee spot has many tables yet a few booths to nestle in while you work on your most recent project or catch up with a friend. The staff is always friendly and you will be greeted by smiles as locals hold the door open. If you are looking for a new spot to try out I would add Whistle Stop Coffee Shop to your list.

    My beverage of choice is: the Spiced Chia w/ Almond Milk. My pastry of choice is:
    Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf.
  • Jason Rains
    RE/MAX Elite, REALTORS
    Smoked burger, tomatoes, onion, bacon, cheese, over easy egg, all between doughnuts. Oh did I say bacon! This burger is unreal! Easily one of the best I've ever had! This one is only available until the end of January as it's their Burger of the Month. So don't miss out!
  • Jason Rains
    RE/MAX Elite, REALTORS
    Ask Jason a question about Lee's Summit.
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Are you ready to try some BBQ!!! Snead's BBQ is right at 58bHwy and Holmes Rd, right on the edge of Belton and Kansas City.

    I'm trying their burnt end sandwich with regular BBQ sauce. Looks amazing and the staff inside was friendly too. Very good sandwich. Sauce was good, the burnt ends pretty much fell apart in my mouth, and the bun was fresh.

    If you find yourself in South KC, I definitely recommend trying Snead's BBQ!!
  • Jason Rains
    RE/MAX Elite, REALTORS
    It's pizza time. I only tried one place this week based on your recommendations...Tim's Pizza on 40 Hwy in Independence.

    I have my helpers with me tonight... Maddyn and Caden. They are trying the cheese pizza and I'm going with pepperoni. We all gave it a thumbs up. Good crust and sauce and a ton of cheese!! Make sure you give Tim's Pizza a try!
  • Jason Rains
    RE/MAX Elite, REALTORS
    Ask Jason a question about Lee's Summit.
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Thank you to everyone who hooked me up with suggestions for the best taco in Kansas City! There are too many to try, so I am definitely keeping that list so I can try more soon!

    I was only going to try Dixon's Famous Chili today because it was mentioned the most but I decided to try one more.

    Dixon's was good. Crunchy shell, a ton of cheese, and the meat had good flavor on it. I hear they have an all-you-can-eat taco option but I just went for a single taco today...LOL.

    My boy Michael Wilson knows his restaurants though and told me that I had to try Teocali's at 25th and Holmes, so I went there after Dixon's. The shrimp taco was amazing! I'd give it a solid 9 out of 10.

    It's kind of hard to compare a regular beef taco in a hard shell to a shrimp taco in a soft shell though. So I would recommend you give both of these places a try.... VERY GOOD! If you go with the all-you-can-eat option at Dixon's, let me know how many you throw down. ??
  • Lacey Wiley
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Ask Lacey a question about Lee's Summit.
    Lee's Summit, MO
    This will mark the third annual event at the botanical garden, Powell Gardens. Enjoy this Winter Wonderland of thousands of lights, while sipping hot cocoa or spiked hot cocoa. Enjoy Santa, carolers and daily children's activities. The Carolers can be enjoyed on the following Saturdays, November 30, December 7, 14, 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Santa will be joining on both Friday's December 6, 13, 20, and Saturdays, December 7, 14, 21 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. The children can also stop by the education building to make a Christmas tree ornament or to play the life size Santa's Journey around the World!!
  • Lacey Wiley
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Ask Lacey a question about Lee's Summit.
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Bring your phone and selfie stick to grab your very own selfie with Santa.  In Downtown Lee's Summit at the History Museum at 220 SW Main St., Lee's Summit MO 64063. December 7th from 2:00-4:00 p.m., December 14th from 3:00-5:00 p.m., and December 21st from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Jason Rains
    RE/MAX Elite, REALTORS
    Ask Jason a question about Lee's Summit.
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Last Friday, on my Facebook page, I asked who had the best donuts in Kansas City!? I had a ton of recommendations! We decided that we had to decide for ourselves after hearing all of your great recommendations.

    We picked three and compared basic glazed donuts from each one. We were going to throw in DoughBoys in Raytown but apparently they are closed on Monday's.

    So here we compare QuikTrip in Lee's Summit, Jack's Donuts in Independence, and Lamar's Donuts in Lee's Summit.

    Watch to see what we think of each one! But spoiler alert... we both agreed that Lamar's was the winner (at least for today).
  • Lacey Wiley
    RE/MAX Heritage
    It's time for the Longview Mansion Sip and Shop; so grab your girlfriends and plan it out!! Over 50 vendors all under one roof convenient for Christmas shopping for all of those on your list or for yourself!! There will be a cash bar and concessions. So get ready to enjoy your girls night out on Thursday, December 5 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. all with free admission and a gorgeous holiday setting at the mansion totally decked out for the holidays!!
  • Lacey Wiley
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Ask Lacey a question about Lee's Summit.
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Bring your phone and selfie stick to grab your very own selfie with Santa.  In Downtown Lee's Summit at the History Museum at 220 SW Main St., Lee's Summit. December 7th from 2:00-4:00 p.m., December 14th from 3:00-5:00 p.m., and December 21st from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Lacey Wiley
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Ask Lacey a question about Lee's Summit.
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Stop by and shop for an amazing cause!! A large number of vendors will gather for this event so stop by to start your Christmas shopping, if you haven't already! All proceeds will go to Restoration House of Greater Kansas City, who supports survivors of human trafficking.
  • Lacey Wiley
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Get ready, for the annual Festival of Lights at KC's Botanical Garden! It's located at 1609 NW US Highway 50, Kingsville, MO 64061. The staff carefully prepares the lighting every year in an artfully illuminating mile-long walk. Many nights you can stop by to visit Santa and many carolers. And don't forget to grab your hot chocolate before the walk, yup you can enjoy the spiked version if you like!! Festival of Lights runs from November 29-January 5 from 4:00-10:00 p.m., Thursday thru Sunday.
  • Lacey Wiley
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Ask Lacey a question about Lee's Summit.
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Summit Ice is an 8,000 square foot ice skating rink conveniently located at the intersection of Chipman and Douglas. An amazing outdoor patio seating area with open fire pit areas, concessions and restrooms!! Children under three years old are free, Lee's Summit residents $7, non-residents are $9 and then your skate rental is $3!! Love the inclusion of fire pits to stay warm off the ice!!
  • Matt Brown
    RE/MAX Advantage
    Ask Matt a question about Lee's Summit.
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Friday, November 22, starting at 6:00 p.m., at Howard Station Park in Downtown Lee's Summit, the Mayor will be turning on all of the Holiday lights. Santa will make an appearance with free cookies and a choir performance will help get everyone in the Holiday spirit. Restaurants and shops will stay open later with the event coming to a conclusion at 8:30 p.m..
  • Jim Dilley
    RE/MAX Heritage
    As I talk with my friends and neighbors, no one has mentioned that their new property taxes were being reduced. In fact all I hear from the media, until now, has only showed the residents who's tax rates have been drastically increased. Read the attached if you would like a new perspective on tax rates for 2019. Hint, not everyone has been adversely impacted by the new Jackson County tax rates.
  • Genia Birchfield
    RE/MAX Elite, REALTORS
    This is no surprise to me as I call Lee's Summit my home. This beautiful city has so much to offer from the people, great eateries and entertainment. See why Downtown Lee's Summit is being recognized as one of the American Planning Association's 2019 Great Neighborhoods!

    Click the link below to see the full details.
  • Genia Birchfield
    RE/MAX Elite, REALTORS
    A foodie by heart and photographer by design. Yes, those are two of my hobbies and I love it when I can showcase both of the them in one post. For many years I have had the opportunity to dine with friends and family at an amazing local family restaurant called Summit Hickory Pit BBQ.

    This is a true nod to Kansas City BBQ located right in the great community of Lee's Summit. From the moment you Google them online, you can see by the pictures that this place has amazing BBQ. The style of the restaurant matches the website, presenting a true rustic, modern farmhouse feel. Midwest hospitality greets you the moment you walk in the door.

    The staff is very knowledgeable and has no problem helping you select a favorite item. On this particular visit, I was happy to start with a spinach salad with cranberries, candied pecans, and feta cheese tossed in a honey balsamic dressing. Then on to the main course with a Smoked Reuben. Honestly this is the best Reuben I have ever eaten! Of course, I had dessert and was not disappointed. The homemade bread pudding is made daily and topped with a creamy almond butter sauce.

    Being a Kansas City girl I have eaten a lot of BBQ and this is by far the best Kansas City has to offer. When you can give a place a true five star rating you know that you have hit the goldmine in a eatery. Hurry, friends...don't walk, run! This is a must to add to your list.
  • Jim Dilley
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Summit Homes broke ground on September, 12, 2019 for its newest community in Lee's Summit, Woodside Ridge. This 112-acre community near Pryor & O'Brien Road will bring approximately 200 new homes to Lee's Summit.

    Home buyers can expect prices to range from $350,000 to more than $1million. Home sites are open to outside builders and care-free villas will also be part of this 112-acre community. Woodside Ridge will feature a competition-size pool, expansive club house, playground, sports court, hammock garden and walking trails. Summit Homes is dedicating 44 acres to green space and a two acre pond will be incorporated into the development plan.

    Location, location, location, along with award-winning schools, make this an area you'll want to consider to build your new home.
  • Lovely West
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Ask Lovely a question about Lee's Summit.
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Oktoberfest Beer Club will be held on September 3, 2019 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. If you love sampling fest style beers and enjoy hanging out with others who have the same interest, you might want to check out the Oktoberfest Beer Club at the Lees Summit Hyvee on Rice Road. This is a great way to learn about the history of the brews that you will be sampling. Pretzels and bratwurst will also be provided. You must be 21 years old to attend this event. This event is $10 per person.
  • 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
    Ask Lovely a question about Lee's Summit.
    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!

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