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Merriam, KS Real Estate, Homes For Sale, School & Area Information

Merriam, Kansas is located in Johnson County, just 8 minutes south of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Merriam is served by the Shawnee Mission School District which is rated in the top four percent in the nation. Merriam is home to many beautiful parks including popular Antioch Park, Johnson County Park & Recreation’s oldest park.

A beautifully remodeled home in the Shawnee Mission School District, staged by Staging Dreams - Merriam, KS Merriam, KS

Merriam Area Insight

  • Ken Jansen
    RE/MAX Infinity
    Merriam KS continues to be in a strong seller’s market. The extreme lack of inventory is borderline incomprehensible. As of writing, September 8th, 2019, Merriam KS has a mere half dozen homes for sale which are not already under contract. Six! You could literally see every single home for sale in the city in a single day. Current asking prices range from $156K to $350K with a median of about $243K.

    In the last 90 days, 48 homes have closed escrow to change ownership. Closing sale prices ranged from $75K to $430K. Median closing price was right at $200K.

    In general terms a market is considered balanced when the supply of homes equals 5.5 to 6.5 months of inventory compared to demand or absorption rate. The lower the month’s supply of homes is, the seller tends to see an advantage in price or terms. The higher the months supply of homes the more advantage there is to the buyer in terms of price or terms. Merriam, however, is so hot right now, and the inventory levels are so low, that the absorption rate is measured in days versus months.

    With interest rates incredibly low, it is difficult to imagine a better time to put your home up for sale in Merriam KS.
  • Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department recently had a ribbon cutting for the newly redone kids' playground called Dodgetown at Antioch Park. This is a great area to bring your kids. Designed to resemble an old wild west town, Dodgetown features a schoolhouse, general store, and a train station. The playground also has colorful cows that people can sit on.

    Antioch Park is the oldest park in the JCPRD system and is still wonderful. Two lakes, rose garden, and walking paths make this a great place for a stroll. Also a good place for photo sessions.
  • Deb Staley
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    Last year the city council of the City of Merriam approved a five-year public art plan. The first installation and ribbon-cutting ceremony was today, July 6, 2016, of a limestone tower with a large wind chime, entitled “Still Time.” The artists are DRAW Architecture + Urban Design and the sound artist and composer is Paul Rudy. Despite the soaring temperatures, there was a good crowd at the Merriam Marketplace, near the corner of Johnson Drive and Merriam Drive. It was quite the event with the Evening Farmers’ Market being open, food trucks, and music. Attendees were presented with a numbered, limited edition license plate to commemorate the event. Johnson Drive in Merriam is very picturesque, and “Still Time” is a wonderful addition to the area. We look forward to seeing the next four art installations.
  • Frank and Miriel Brown
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    Ask Frank and Miriel a question about Merriam.
    Merriam, KS
    The world's largest home furnishings retailer will open fall of 2014 in Merriam, Kansas. This Swedish retailer has simple yet modern home-furnishings and accessory designs that are affordable and stylish, appealing to a broad spectrum of clientele. This 359,000 square-foot store will be built near the intersection of Interstate 35 and Johnson Drive and provide more than 300 jobs once complete.
  • Frank and Miriel Brown
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    Ask Frank and Miriel a question about Merriam.
    Merriam, KS
    Merriam’s location provides convenient access to the offerings of Kansas City and the surrounding metropolitan area. Located on the Northeastern edge of Kansas City, it offers freeway access, placing residents within minutes to the exciting life and culture that the surrounding area provides. Merriam is a vibrant and charming community providing affordable living and is the perfect place to call home.

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    RE/MAX Realty Suburban

    12701 W 87th St Pkwy
    Shawnee Mission, KS 66215

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    4635 Wyandotte, Suite 210
    Kansas City, MO 64112

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    11251 Nall Ave
    Leawood, KS 66211

    RE/MAX Beyond

    13470 South Arapaho Drive
    Olathe, KS 66062

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    2210 W. 75th Street
    Prairie Village, KS 66208