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 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.