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.
Summit Woods Shopping Center, located in Lee's Summit, has so much to offer for every kind of shopper. It is strategically located just NW of the intersection of US 50 Hwy. and Chipman Road which allows extremely easy access whether you are a local resident of Lee's Summit or traveling in from out of town. The shopping center itself has many different access points which prevents the traffic from becoming congested. This is a huge plus for the shopper who just needs to run into one particular store and get on with their day quickly. However, the Shopping Center also appeals to those who want to spend hours or even all day completing their shopping. The outer ring of stores is comprised of the larger anchor stores such as Target, Kohl's, Lowe's, PetCo, Dick's Sporting Goods, Best Buy and more. The center of the shopping center contains stores such as Bath and Body, Helzberg Diamonds and some other stores unique to the area. Also, if you are an early morning shopper in need of some coffee or your shopping coincides with a meal time there are many choices to meet that need as well, which include Starbuck', PepperJax Grill, Planet Sub, Buffalo Wild Wings, 810 Zone, Bob Evans, Panda Express, On The Border, and much more! Along with all the stores and shops you will notice that Summit Woods prides itself on its appearance. The sidewalks, storefronts, and streets are always clean and the landscaping is beautiful. The inner circle offers outdoor seating areas where you can enjoy the weather and relax to the music playing on the outdoor speakers. Summit Woods Shopping Center has stores that carry anything and everything you might need and it truly is a one-stop shopping experience. Come check it out for yourself!