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

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.

Mill Creek Streamway Park and Gary L. Haller Trail - Shawnee, KS Mill Creek Streamway Park and the Gary L. Haller Trail are for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy walk

Shawnee Area Insight

  • Jane Gaschler
    RE/MAX Excel
    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!
  • Hayley Butler
    RE/MAX Heritage
    Ask Hayley a question about Shawnee.
    Shawnee, KS
    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 Excel
    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 Excel
    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.
  • Brandon Bicknell
    RE/MAX Infinity
    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.
  • Deb 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.
  • 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.
  • Mike Nielsen
    RE/MAX Integrity
    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!
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Shawnee.
    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"!
  • Christine Johnson
    Ask Christine 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.
  • Stop by beautiful West Flanders Park and walking trail in Shawnee. 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! Rain in the forecast? Pack a lunch and picnic at a shelter. Feel free to bring the entire family (including the family dog). The city of Shawnee is a great place to shop, dine, visit, relax, work and raise a family. Feel free to pack a lunch and picnic at the shelter. Have a great day!
  • Johnson County Park & Recreation District uniquely offers two outstanding public golf courses, Heritage Park Golf Course in Olathe & Tomahawk Hills Golf Course in Shawnee. Heritage Park Golf Course (16445 South Lackman Road) is a par-71 championship course that is known for its beauty, offering the perfect setting to delight and challenge any golfer. Tomahawk Hills Golf Course (17501 Midland Drive) is a historic par-70 course, built in 1910, known for its level of difficulty and picturesque setting. Golfers are drawn to both by their landscape, challenge and, one can't forget to mention, reasonable pricing!
  • Have you ever wondered what life was like almost one hundred years ago in Kansas City? What did the schools, churches and grocery stores look like? If you have, then visit Shawnee Town and take a step back into time. The city of Shawnee has recreated everyday life as it was lived in the 1920s, with meticulous attention to detail. Visit the one-room school house of 1893, tour the century-old barber shop, or visit the Shawnee Fire Department as it was in the early 1900s.

    It's an experience of a lifetime. Now and then. Open year-around at 11501 W. 57th Street.
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Shawnee.
    Shawnee, KS
    Shawnee Mission Park, located in Shawnee and Lenexa, attracts visitors from all over Johnson County and the state. This 1,600-acre park features a 120-acre lake for swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing and sailboarding. Other amenities found throughout the park are picnic areas, horseback trails, mountain bike trails, nature trails, play areas, an 18-hole Frisbee golf course, tennis courts, an archery range, an off leash dog play & swim area, and much MORE! During summer months, people gather at the open air Theatre in the Park to enjoy stunning performances and theatrical presentations featuring local talent. There is much to enjoy throughout the year at Shawnee Mission Park.
  • You won’t want to miss The Annual Shawnee Great Griller’s Blues & Barbeque State Championship at Shawnee Town, September 27-28. Visitors will satisfy their cravings as they sample some of the best BBQ that the Midwest has to offer. This is a family-friendly event will appeal to everyone with food, games and live music.
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Shawnee.
    Shawnee, KS
    Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City located at 5700 King Street in Shawnee is an engaging experience, allowing visitors to learn though hands-on activities and creative play. Visitors interact with exhibits and are able to explore and discover science, history, and art through play. Enjoy traveling back to early America, putting on puppet shows, taking things from the farm to the market, diving into the medical world, building and constructing with Legos, and so much more!
  • Excellent care is provided in the NEW state-of-the-art Birthing Center at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Providing the perfect atmosphere for comfort and care in this gorgeous facility, which offers 26 Labor and Delivery suites, 28 Mother and Baby rooms, and a state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with 24 private NICU rooms. A leader in maternity care, Shawnee Mission Medical Center Birthing Center is the best choice for maternity care.
  • Ken Flaspohler
    RE/MAX Best Associates
    Mid-America Sports complex is located in Shawnee , KS along Johnson Dr, west of I-435. It is over 70 acres and features organized softball leagues for both men and women. Lots of parking and facilities including food services make it a popular place to enjoy community time. Behind the mens softball fields are even 2 soccer fields that are also used by area Rugby clubs. Part of the Johnson County Parks system, it is a great compliment of the many things to do. A short drive to the north along I-435 is the Legends Shopping Center that features among other things an area Nascar track. Batting cages are available for those aspiring softball players.
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Shawnee.
    Shawnee, KS
    Shawnee is a community of just over 60,000 people covering an area from just West of I 35 to just West of Highway 7 in Johnson County. This gives you a wide variety of homes to choose from.
    You can also enjoy many unique attractions such as, indoor and outdoor theater, museums, parks, bowling, ice skating rink, shopping, and golf. There is plenty to do here.

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Mill Creek Streamway Park and Gary L. Haller Trail


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