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.
Every year to kick off the summer the downtown district of Lee's Summit is rocking with its annual Downtown Days Festival. This three day festival brings thousands of people from all around the Kansas City Metropolitan area together to enjoy good music, delicious BBQ (which includes a BBQ contest), carnival rides for the kids, all kinds of arts and crafts, and vendors with all kinds of services and products. This family fun event offers something enjoyable for all ages and gives you the chance to experience Historic Downtown Lee's Summit. Make sure you don't miss out on a great event that provides an opportunity to enjoy time outside with your family and friends!