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.
Go back in time to Missouri in the 19th century with this living history museum. Missouri Town sets the stage for life during this time. You can explore over 25 buildings on over 30 acres such as mercantile shops, taverns, churches, etc. Don't want to walk? No problem, try their drive-thru Tuesdays. Missouri Town is also the home of the Everfest, which is a festival held every October to welcome the fall. The festival includes crafts, music, hayrides, and fall-inspired foods while still being taken back in time.