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.
The Summit Fair is a great place to spend time when you need to get out of the house. With loads of amazing foods and trendy stores that have more than you could ever need, this is the perfect day-long getaway. Walk along the strip of stores and you'll find your nose guiding you to some great smelling BBQ while your eyes tug you to all of the flashy sale signs. Not only do you get to shop until you drop and eat good food, but you get the chance to meet even more friendly citizens of Missouri while enjoying some walking in the beautiful sun!