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Shawnee, Kansas is located in northwest Johnson County and was ranked 17th in Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” list in 2010. The 62,209 residents are served by the Shawnee Mission School District and the De Soto School District. Shawnee is home to the Old Shawnee Town Museum, Wonderscope Children’s Museum and the Johnson County Museum as well as Shawnee Mission Park with it’s 120-acre lake.

Shawnee Area Insight

  • Genia Birchfield
    RE/MAX Elite Realtors
    McLain's Bakery in Shawnee, KS is a true gem nestled in the heart of the community. From the moment you step inside, you're greeted by the warm aroma of freshly baked goods and the inviting atmosphere. The bakery offers a delightful array of pastries, cakes, and bread, each crafted with care and attention to detail. Whether you're craving a flaky croissant, a decadent slice of cake, or a hearty loaf of bread, McLain's has something to satisfy every palate.

    One of the standout features of McLain's Bakery is their commitment to quality ingredients. You can taste the difference in every bite, knowing that only the finest ingredients have been used to create each delectable treat. The staff at McLain's are always friendly and welcoming, adding to the overall charm of the bakery. Whether you're a regular or a first-time visitor, you'll feel right at home as you browse the tempting display cases and make your selections. In addition to their delicious pastries and baked goods, McLain's also offers excellent coffee and tea options, perfect for pairing with your favorite treat or enjoying on its own.

    Overall, McLain's Bakery is a must-visit destination for anyone with a sweet tooth or a love for freshly baked delights. With its cozy atmosphere, friendly staff, and mouthwatering treats, it's no wonder McLain's has become a beloved fixture in the Shawnee community.
  • Amanda Palmer
    RE/MAX Heritage
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    Tucked away in the heart of Shawnee, Werner Park offers a tranquil escape from the urban landscape. This small yet inviting park is an excellent spot for a peaceful retreat. Find a bench beneath the towering trees, bring a book, and lose yourself in the beauty of nature. If you're feeling more active, the park provides a basketball court and a playground for kids. With its well-maintained green spaces and lovely flower beds, Werner Park is perfect for a leisurely stroll or a quiet moment of reflection.
  • Amanda Palmer
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Just a short drive from Shawnee, Lenexa's Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park offers a delightful blend of natural beauty and recreational amenities. This charming park spans 53 acres and features a serene lake, picturesque bridges, and numerous walking trails. Take a stroll around the lake, enjoy a picnic under the shade of the park's mature trees, or let the kids run wild in the playground areas. The park also hosts various events throughout the year, including concerts and festivals, making it a vibrant community gathering spot.
  • Amanda Palmer
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    Located on the western edge of Shawnee, Kill Creek Park is another gem that outdoor enthusiasts will adore. Its vast 895 acres of greenery make it a haven for nature lovers. Go for a leisurely walk on one of the park's scenic trails or challenge yourself with a bike ride through the woodlands. Fishing enthusiasts can cast their lines into the park's picturesque lake or take a paddleboat out for a relaxing ride. A beautiful equestrian trail provides an opportunity for horseback riding. If you're visiting during the summer, don't forget to cool off at the park's swimming beach.
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    As the crown jewel of the Shawnee parks system, Shawnee Mission Park covers a sprawling 1,600 acres and offers a wide range of recreational activities. Nestled around a picturesque lake, this park provides opportunities for fishing, boating, and swimming. With over 10 miles of hiking and biking trails, you can explore the park's diverse ecosystems, woodlands, and rolling meadows. Bring a picnic and unwind in the shade while enjoying the stunning scenery. Don't miss the off-leash dog area, perfect for furry friends to frolic and make new acquaintances.
  • Jason Rains
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    Shawnee, KS
    Shawnee Mission Park has so much to offer! If you are looking for something fun to do in the area, then you have to check out Shawnee Mission Park. The following is just a sampling of some of the things that this park offers: an off-leash dog park with lake access, a boat ramp, a public beach, fishing, a disc golf course, playgrounds, walking trails, horseback riding trails, shelters, R/C airplane field, and much more. This is one of the best parks in the area and definitely worth checking out.
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    Want to shop for local foods and goods but want to beat the heat of the summer? Shawnee Moonlight Market has you covered. This event will start to take place every third Thursday from July 21st until October from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. You will get the luxury of shopping without the sun beating down and shopping local. Come out to downtown Shawnee on one of the third Thursdays.
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    Mid-America Sports Complex is easily one of the Midwest's finest ballparks. This 70-acre facility hosts softball and baseball games, leagues, and camps. The facility was privately owned when it was first built in 1991 but later bought out by Johnson County Park & Recreation District in 1994. Adult and youth can enjoy this complex with coed and competitive leagues.
  • Tami Hayes
    RE/MAX Heritage
    The Theatre in the Park is located at 7710 Renner Road in Shawnee. June 3rd was their first show in over a year. From what we saw, they are back and better than ever! Shows this summer include Mama Mia, Curtains, Cinderella, Halftime, Newsies, and The Full Monte! Bring your snacks or buy concessions there. Popcorn has a reusable bucket. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for the 8:30 p.m. performances but don't let that fool you! Get there early to get in line to dash to your picnic location! It's a summer memory to make with your family and friends that is guaranteed to last!
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    Shawnee Mission Park is made up of 1,655 acres which includes a 120-acre lake. The park itself offers many activities including a disc golf course, a dog park (a 44-acre off-leash area), hiking trails, bike trails, a playground, an archer range, and many shelters. You can fish from the lake, as well as swim in the beach which features a large swim area, a sand volleyball court, and a shaded concession area. Head on over to the marina where even more fun awaits! Here you can rent a kayak, stand-up paddleboard, four-person pedal boat, or a canoe for one hour. The cost is $20 for Johnson County residents and $22 for non-residents. Shawnee Mission Park offers some serious fun-in-the-sun activities that are kid and family-friendly!
  • One of our family traditions is cutting down our Christmas tree after Thanksgiving. Our three children take great joy in this tradition as they will enjoy a moment with Santa, a sleigh ride, hot chocolate, and ultimately, the cutting of the tree. The selection process is an important one as we do not want the "Charlie Brown" tree, rather we want a full tree that can handle all of our decorations and ornaments. You'll be delighted to find the full experience at Bierman's Christmas Tree Farm.
  • Jill Hawkins
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Are you tired of the cold winter weather? Are you ready for spring? If so, take some time out of your day and drop by family tree nursery in Shawnee. Stroll through their amazing selection of plants and dream about being outdoors planting in warmer weather. Be sure and stop by Café Equinox for a coffee and scone to enjoy while you browse. You'll be glad you did! It will definitely brighten up a grey day!
  • Jane Gaschler
    RE/MAX State Line
    Mill Creek Streamway Park and the Gary L. Haller Trail are for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy walking, running, biking and simply enjoying nature. The trail is approximately 17 miles long and runs through Shawnee, Lenexa and ends in Olathe. A good portion of the trail runs alongside scenic Mill Creek where you will encounter gorgeous bridges, trees and wildflowers. There are also park shelters along the way where you can stop and rest from your jog, or stop to have a picnic. Johnson County is lucky to have such great trails!
  • Jane Gaschler
    RE/MAX State Line
    Shawnee is a family-friendly suburb of Kansas City. Approximately 66,400 people reside within its city limits of which over 70% are homeowners. Shawnee not only has excellent walking and biking trails but it is home to Shawnee Mission Park which offers boating, fishing, swimming and an off-leash dog park. Shawnee is also home to Theater in the Park which is the largest outdoor community theater in the country. For even more arts and entertainment, Shawnee is a quick 25 minute drive from downtown Kansas City.
  • Jane Gaschler
    RE/MAX State Line
    If you want to spruce up your yard and home, Earl May is your spot! They have a wide array of plants, flowers and garden accessories for any project. Even better, their employees are very knowledgeable and willing to help you with any questions you may have. They are located at 21700 Midland Dr, Shawnee, KS.
  • The off-leash area at Shawnee Mission Park is located at 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219. The 44-acre off-leash area features a large paved path from the main entrance to the dog swim area, nature trails, portable restrooms and shaded benches. Your dog will have endless exploring to do at this dog park! The dog park area is free and open to the public, sunrise to sunset and maintenance closures are scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00-9:00 a.m. Shawnee Mission Dog Park is one of the largest off-leash dog parks in the Kansas City area! Dog lovers...this is a must see!
  • Shawnee has sold/closed 215 homes in the last three months as of January 15, 2019. This ratio of homes sold over time is called the absorption rate. The most current average absorption rate is 72 homes per month. As of writing there are 157 homes for sale in Shawnee. If the absorption rate continues at the same pace as the last three months, it would take just over two months to sell all of the homes for sale assuming that all homes would sell, and that no additional homes came on the market.

    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 home 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.

    Higher demand in Shawnee, versus some other Johnson County cities gives home sellers an advantage while negotiating terms. If you are thinking of selling your home in Shawnee, it doesn't get much better than this.
  • Deborah Staley
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    Shawnee, Kansas is booming! There are so many opportunities for home ownership in Shawnee, whether you need a large, two-story home; a condo; a townhome, a villa or a patio home. There are always active listings in every type of home. Shawnee has grown so much to the west, that part of it is now served by the De Soto School District. The rest of it is within the boundaries of the Shawnee Mission School District. Outdoor amenities are a great part of the Shawnee lifestyle.

    Shawnee Mission Park is the largest one, but there are so many smaller parks too; each one of them well maintained and with its own charm. So far this year, 958 homes have sold in Shawnee, with a median sales price of $260,000. So, you can see that Shawnee is affordable too. It is worth your while to take a look at Shawnee for your next home purchase.
  • Janet Fournier
    RE/MAX State Line
    Shawnee Mission Park is a 1600 acre park, between 87th Street, Midland, and Renner. It has a large lake for fishing and kayaks/canoes/SUPS, with a swim beach and marina, as well as a couple smaller lakes. On some Sunday afternoons, you'll also see small sailboats on the lake, taking part in a mini-regatta. The park also features multiple trails for hiking, biking, and equestrian, including paved trails. A very popular place at the park is the large off-leash dog park, with a swim beach for the pups. There are multiple shelters for rent for parties and picnics. Oh, and the park is also a wonderful place to hang a hammock and absorb the beauty of nature.
  • Don't miss "Christmas Around Town" on Saturday, December 3, 2016. This is a free tradition in Shawnee and is perfect for the entire family, young and old alike.The festivities will start at 4:30 pm at City Hall.

    Jolly Old Saint Nick will assist the Mayor around 5:15, throwing the switch for the annual lighting ceremony. Mrs. Claus and Santa will arrive in Shawnee Town after the lighting ceremony where you can tell Santa your holiday wishes from 5:45 - 7:30 pm. He will be waiting for with his elves!
    You will also be able to enjoy riding in a horse-drawn carriage, caroling, face painting, and meeting Santa's live reindeer! Don't miss viewing the decorated 1920's farmhouse. For more details, visit the link below.
  • Gum Springs Park is located on 67th Street between Quivira Road and Neiman Road. The park boasts ball fields, play area, walking trail and restrooms. Located in a quiet neighborhood in a community area. Check this one out soon!
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    Shawnee, KS
    I had the pleasure of interviewing Megan Thieman, with SWEAT here in Shawnee. SWEAT is located in downtown Shawnee near great schools and neighborhoods. SWEAT is a hop and skip from Lakeview Estates, Woodland Place, Saddlebrook, and Quivira Highlands just to name a few. So whether you live in the heart of Shawnee or out west SWEAT is for you.
  • Tonight, June 9th, "Movies in the Park" is featuring a Frozen sing-a-long and then a showing of the movie at Shawnee Mission Park. The fun starts at 7:30 and tickets are only $1.00! So bring a chair, or a blanket and come and sing-a-long and "Let it Go"!
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Shawnee.
    Shawnee, KS
    Western Shawnee is the perfect place to find a rural feel with easy city access. This is a great place to find those qualities. I love this area if you want rolling hills, mature trees, acreages and a quick jaunt to city conveniences!
  • Elvis is alive and well and hanging out at West Flanders Park in Shawnee, Kansas. This well maintained park is a great spot to have a picnic, take a stroll, let the kids swing, play on the castle or just plain relax! Feel free to pack a lunch and picnic at the shelter. Please be sure and load up the picnic basket with peanut butter, bacon and banana sandwiches, southern fried pickles, meat-loaf, ring-dings, mashed tater's, a Diet-Coke and some Tums (the Tum's are optional). After your light snack, feel free to walk off a few pounds on beautiful, tree-lined walking trail. The city of Shawnee is a great place to shop, dine, visit, relax, work and raise a family. Thank you. Thank you very much.

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