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Regardless of your lifestyle or interests, Overland Park is the community you’ve been looking for. Overland Park is a nationally recognized city that has a multitude of features, including a low crime rate, excellent schools, and multiple local attractions. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City and 35 minutes from the Kansas City International Airport, Overland Park is a great place to work, play, and raise a family. Overland Park was initially established as a subdivision in 1905 by William B. Strange Jr. and was incorporated on May 20, 1960 with a population of 28,085. The city now covers just over 73 square miles of Johnson County and has more than 175,000 residents, making it the second most populous city in Kansas.

Overland Park boasts many national honors and in 2012 was rated as one of the top 10 Best Places to Live by CNN Money Magazine. Overland Park has a thriving business industry that is home to several large corporations, including Sprint, as well as the full-service Overland Park Convention Center. If you like to shop, there are many choices ranging from the local flavor of the quaint shops in the recently renovated Clock Tower Plaza in Downtown Overland Park to the many name-brand stores located in Oak Park Mall. The Farmer’s Market located in downtown Overland Park is open from April through September and features over 70 vendors who provide farm-fresh produce to the local community.

When it’s time to play, you will find activities to suit a variety of choices for you and your family. Overland Park has more than 1,800 acres of park land and open space. Many of the city's 72 parks feature activities that include hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, tennis courts, and basketball courts. The 300-acre Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is an educational, recreational and cultural resource that was founded to keep the city on the cutting edge of environmental issues. If you prefer a livelier form of recreation, you might prefer the 96-acre Overland Park Soccer Complex which was named the top soccer facility in the nation by Livability. Additionally, Overland Park features three public community centers, a 911 memorial, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art located on the campus of Johnson County Community College.

Overland Park Area Insight

  • Marcy Parker
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Ask Marcy a question about Overland Park.
    Overland Park, KS
    Looking for something outside to do with your kiddos? Don't forget that the Overland Park Arboretum (located at 8909 W 179th St, Bucyrus, KS 66013) gives kits away for free the first of the month. The next pick-up date starts February 1 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Kits include all needed materials and instructions for at-home learning whether it be about birds, flowers, or wearable art. Kits are also free, but you can donate to the Arboretum to help support them.
  • Genia Birchfield
    I am a foodie girl all the way and McLain's Market never disappoints. This adorable bakery started years ago in the heart of Kansas City, MO. In fact, the original one is still standing. When you walk into the Overland Park location you get all the hipster/boho vibes. You are instantly greeted by the smell of fresh baked goods. You may have a hard time choosing between dessert first or one of their delicious lunches. Well, let's just say I never leave empty-handed without a sweet or two. Sometimes I just feel the need to share with family or friends, so don't be surprised if you get a pop by of deliciousness one day. On another note, McLain's Market is the perfect place to enjoy coffee, breakfast, or lunch with your favorite person or coworker. After all, what is better than sharing your favorite spots with others. Hurry and make sure to put McLain's Market on your next stop list. You are going to love it!
  • Matt Hargrave
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead is the perfect recipe for a happy family day. There are over 250 animals for you and/or your kids to observe and even pet. You can interact with the animals by feeding them, even bottle feeding the baby goats, and entering the petting pen. This is also a great place to come to for those who love fishing and gardening! Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead has something for every member of your family to enjoy.
  • The City of Overland Park Fireworks will be at Corporate Woods at Founder's Park.
    Fireworks will begin around 9:45 p.m. at 9711 W 109th St, Overland Park KS 66210. This is an excellent fireworks display.

    The Founder's Park opens at 5:00 p.m. on the 4th. First Watch restaurant will have a Veteran's appreciation dinner. At 6:00 p.m. State Line Drive performs live music. Noe Palma performs at 8:00 p.m.

    Coolers are allowed at the park. No glass containers, please. There will be food trucks and vendors for food, beverages, and other cold delights.

    Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. No tents or canopies please.
  • Barb Burns
    RE/MAX Excel
    The first weekend in March brings the Johnson County Home & Garden Show to the Overland Park Convention Center.

    The weather may not be cooperating. Get your "Spring Fix", Friday through Sunday, indoors.
    Many special experts from DIY, HGTV, and members of the National Association of Remodeling Industry will be available to help you plan your spring and summer projects. Presentations will address topics such as gardening, renovation, decor, and outdoor ideas.
  • Minnette Chmielarski
    RE/MAX Excel
    Ask Minnette a question about Overland Park.
    Overland Park, KS
    Looking for some awesome tennis? Look no further...Elite Squad Tennis is the place to be! The staff is so friendly and helpful. They have programs everyday and with a membership, it is all for free! Say what?! Yes, tennis drills every day of the week with 3 to 4 pros.

    Ladies Excellence 4.0 + (Tencap 45 and below/USTA 4.0+): 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    Ladies Excellence 3.0 (Tencap 60 and above/USTA 3.0): 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Adult Academy 3.0 +: 6:00 - 7:30 a.m. Co-ed drill

    College Game Day 3.0 - 3.5 (Ladies Tencap 49 and above/USTA 3.0-3.5) (Men Tencap 42 and above/USTA 3.0-3.5): 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Co-ed drill

    Ultimate Cardio all levels: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Co-ed drill

    Mixed Training 4.0 + (Ladies Tencap 49 and below/USTA 4.0 +) (Men Tencap 41 and below/USTA 4.0 +): 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Co-ed drill

    Ladies Excellence 3.5 - 4.0 (Tencap 46-52/USTA 3.5): 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    Ladies Excellence 3.0 - 3.5 (Tencap 53-59/USTA 3.5): 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    College Game Day 4.0+ (Ladies Tencap 49 and below/USTA 4.0 +) (Men Tencap 41 and below/USTA 4.0 +): 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Co-ed drill

    Mixed Training 3.0-3.5 (Ladies Tencap 49 and above/USTA 3.0-3.5) (Men Tencap 42 and above/USTA 3.0-3.5): 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Co-ed drill

    Adult Academy 3.0 +: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Co-ed drill
    Men's Training 3.0 +: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

    Men's Sunday Doubles 3.0 +: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
    Men's Sunday Doubles 4.5 +: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Men's Sunday Doubles 4.0: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

    Come check them out!
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    Overland Park, KS
    Oh my goodness if you are looking for a thrilling time check out iFly in Overland Park. Get all the adrenaline of skydiving without the plane ride. Located at 10975 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park. They are open Monday - Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Friday from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m..

    This is so much fun. I took my grandson for his birthday. It was super easy to book a flight online. When we got there they took us back and showed us a video, next we were suited up and got in line. The wait was not long and we were able to take two flights each. The awesome thing is that the way the building is designed you can watch others while you wait.

    The staff was amazing and super helpful. All in all an amazing activity in Kansas City.
  • Suzanne Hinton
    RE/MAX Premier Realty
    I am not surprised to see that Money Magazine has Overland Park in the Top 50 Best Places to Live 2018. I am continuously impressed with the many awards that Overland Park receives nationally including for its outstanding schools, housing, economic growth and more. It is easy to describe the many outstanding benefits to my clients when discussing Overland Park as an option for their home location choice. Once again, another great and well deserved shout out for Overland Park.
  • Tara Blaufuss
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    The annual Overland Park Fall Festival will be held September 29, 2018. It is a wonderful event featuring arts and crafts, farmer's market, three stages of concerts, fantastic food and much more! This great event is hosted by the Arts and Recreation Foundation of Overland Park.
  • Amber Arbuckle
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Kolache Factory is absolutely to die for! A modern day pastry roll filled with a huge variety of options. From a breakfast type kolache with sausage, egg and cheese to a more lunch styled kolache with philly cheesesteak. Fresh pastries such as cinnamon rolls and muffins are available too! A must try! Kolaches are reasonably priced around $3.00 and they give you the option to buy a dozen mixed variety to take home too!
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    Overland Park, KS
    Do you have a child looking to get involved into competition cheer leading? Kansas City Athletic Cheer (KCAC) is holding its team cheer leading tryouts on Saturday, June 2nd at the KCAC facilities. The KCAC facility is located in the heart of Southern Overland Park at 6855 W 152nd Terrace (Just east of Metcalf).

    KCAC offers All-Star Competitive Teams, All Star Prep Competitive Teams, Recreational Cheer Teams, multiple levels of tumbling instruction, stunting, private instruction, and more. (KCAC) prides itself on putting safety first, All of their coaches are USASF (United States All Star Federation) certified and credentialed. They are also safety and CPR certified.
  • Ask Janet Fournier - The Fournier a question about Overland Park.
    Overland Park, KS
    Opens tomorrow, April 21, 2018, at the Overland Park Arboretum. Beautiful exhibit of kinetic sculptures, in the lovely outdoor setting of the Arboretum. The pieces will be in place until September 2019, so there will be many opportunities to enjoy these awesome and interesting works of art. I can't wait to go!
  • Recycle almost anything at this spring event sponsored by Overland Park. Held at Johnson County Community College on April 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bring documents to shred. Building materials, clothes, housewares, toys, bikes, shoes, garden tools, pet supplies, eyeglasses, and books are just some of the items that can be recycled. Even mattresses and electronics can be recycled for a small fee. Great event!
  • Come to Prairiefire Museum on Saturday, April 21, 2018, between 1:00-5:00 p.m., to celebrate the opening of the exhibit, Smithsonian Water/Ways. There will be lots of free things to do there, to learn more about water supplies for the Kansas City area. This sounds interesting!
  • Ask Janet Fournier - The Fournier a question about Overland Park.
    Overland Park, KS
    Overland Park celebrates the 3rd Friday of each month with gallery openings, live music, and food at several different venues in downtown Overland Park. I've been several times and this is fun. Similar to 1st Friday in Crossroads district, only not so crowded. April 21 features an opening reception at Prairiebrooke Arts, live music, and a drawing for a giveaway.
  • Suzanne Hinton
    RE/MAX Premier Realty
    One of my favorite times of the year...almost like a Holiday. Crazy, I know. But I really look forward to the Overland Park Recycle Extravaganza and it is back...this Saturday the 21st. Bring your books, electronics, furniture and more to clean out your crammed closets, garages, basements...think of it as the beginning of spring cleaning. See you there!!
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Overland Park.
    Overland Park, KS
    Metcalf Shopping Center located at 127th Street and Metcalf Avenue boasts one of the newest coffee houses in Overland Park. The Pilgrim Coffee Company has a peaceful atmosphere with amazing service. They have a small banquet area where meetings can be held free of charge if you call in advance to reserve. Stop by and say hi to Mary and the staff, they're ready, waiting and willing to make you your favorite cup of goodness!
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Overland Park.
    Overland Park, KS
    Located just north of the 151st and Metcalf intersection, 3 Women and an Oven, baked from scratch, amazing yumminess!! Offering custom-designed cakes, wedding cakes and edible favors. Order online: www.3womendesserts.com, by phone: 913.681.7672.
  • This looks awesome! KC Marble Collectors Show this weekend at the Double Tree on College Blvd. Though I'm not a collector, I think marbles are beautiful. Each one is unique and lovely. This show also has artists demonstrating how they make marbles. This event is open to anyone, not just marble collectors.
  • Adrian Zaragoza
    RE/MAX Innovations
    Overland Park has been labeled as one of the best suburb areas in America. The city planning, the stunning architecture, the breathtaking views, abundance of amenities and the friendly people—what more would one want? If you are looking for an upscale lifestyle with a touch of historic appeal and neighborhoods, moving to Overland Park would be an ideal choice.

    There are numerous stunning luxury homes with an abundance of amenities. The beautiful pools, breathtaking views, and the elegant, graceful architecture will leave you in awe. You can opt to live in a modern structure or go with historic structure houses that have been rehabilitated to enhance modern day living without losing their historic architecture.

    There are many Recreational Activities in Overland Park. St. Andrews Golf Club and Sykes/Lady Overland Park Golf Club offers outstanding golf courses where you can enjoy a wide range of features like panoramic views, golf lessons, full service bar and much more. With around 83 parks in Overland Park, you will always be able to enjoy a stroll in nature, have picnics, meet new people, go biking or hiking on a number of bike and hike trails available in some of these parks. Aside from the beautiful parks, there are five outdoor pools that can be enjoyed in summer and indoor pools that you can enjoy throughout the year!

    There is something for everyone in Overland Park. A diverse range of interesting events are held in Overland Park as well as Kansas City. You can catch a musical, go camping, learn about art and history in a museum and enjoy fine dining in a number of restaurants. Rio Theater is another exciting place to catch a performance and don’t be surprised if you see artists capturing the stunning views of Overland Park in their paintings as you walk by. These are organized by Stems Plein Air Paint and you are also welcome to join in the painting challenges and workshop to practice your creative talents.

    Peaceful lifestyle away from crowds, traffic and noise but with an increased sense of community and plenty of activities to keep you busy and entertained makes Overland Park the perfect place to life.
  • Suzanne Hinton
    RE/MAX Premier Realty
    Snagging a top spot...Way to go again Overland Park! I agree that Overland Park makes it easy to find plenty of places to enjoy. From dining, to shopping, to incredible museums, parks and so much more, I could easily stay home and enjoy the fun of Overland Park rather than having to leave the area for a vacation. Great to have Overland Park listed as one of the top eight best!
  • Kansas joined the United States on January 29, 1861, as the 34th state. Celebrate Kansas heritage at the Overland Park Arboretum with storytelling, reenactments, and a history fair, all included with admission to the Arboretum. Weather forecast is nice tomorrow, so it will be a great day to get outside and enjoy yourself!
  • Suzanne Hinton
    RE/MAX Premier Realty
    We are so lucky to have such a Jewel in Overland Park. The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art is located on the Johnson County Community College campus. Wonderful exhibits throughout the year. If you are visiting or live in the area, you will want to add this as one of your special places to visit.
  • Tina Roe
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Ask Tina a question about Overland Park.
    Overland Park, KS
    Kick off the holiday season at Overland Park's Botanical Arboretum & Gardens Luminary Walk! Beautiful candles light the pathways through the garden, tree and buildings. Enjoy hot cider while the kids visit the children's garden and visit with Santa. The Luminary Walk is on Friday and Saturday evenings for three weekends: November 24-25, December 1-2, and December 8-9. Buy tickets online for just $9, at the door they are $10. Children five and under are free.
  • Elaine Bennett
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    Ask Elaine a question about Overland Park.
    Overland Park, KS
    Did you know that Overland Park can boast the first flight west of the Mississippi in 1909? The famous Wright brothers brought their air show to Overland Park that year! Overland Park is also the second largest city in Kansas. Its estimated current population is 189,000. (The census population in 1960 was 21,000) The average high temperature in January is 38 degrees Fahrenheit. The average high temp July temp is 89. Overland Park residents can enjoy the four seasons to their fullest extent!

    This city is world headquarters to FerrellGas, YRC, Black & Veatch, and Sprint to name a few.
    One of the reasons Overland Park is home to these and other companies is the fact that the cost of living in Overland Park is far below the national average. Hope you enjoyed these fun facts about Overland Park, Kansas!

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