Life in Overland Park, Kansas
Overland Park, Kansas’ close proximity to downtown Kansas City makes it a popular community amongst those commuting into the city for work, but Overland Park is much more than a bedroom community.
In 2018 Overland Park was named one of the Best Places to Live by Money Magazine and is known as one of the best places to raise a family in America. Overland Park is the largest city in Johnson County and is home to 83 beautifully maintained parks. It’s also known for its top-notch schools.
Overland Park provides a comfortable lifestyle outside of Kansas City itself while still being close enough to enjoy the many amenities it offers. Search Real Estate in Overland Park, KS.
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Family-Friendly Fun in Overland Park
Overland Park offers a variety of attractions perfect for the entire family. Below are just some of our favorite family-friendly attractions in Overland Park.
Arboretum & Botanical
The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is a great place to spend the afternoon with the family. Visitors enjoy 180 acres of prairie fauna amongst 13 gardens. In addition to being a great place to wander around, the Arboretum also offers a variety of formal and informal educational experiences.
Deanna Rose Children's
Grab the family and head to Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead for an unforgettable afternoon. Visitors enjoy more than 250 animals and birds and get to explore a Native American encampment, a one-room country schoolhouse, and a turn-of-the-century main street.
Johnson County Museum
Gain a deeper understanding of Johnson County’s history at the Johnson County Museum. The Johnson County Museum’s biggest feature is a 1950s all-electric home that exemplifies the American Dream. Exhibits change periodically and offer kids engaging and fun hands-on experiences in KidScape.
Overland Park Golf
Overland Park is home to four great golf courses! These courses offer full-service pro shops, a variety of lesson and league options, junior golf programs, group reservations, and online tee reservations.
St. Andrews Golf
St. Andrews Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course in Overland Park that is a favorite amongst golfers in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Enjoy a course reminiscent of the Ozarks with challenges sure to be enjoyable for both novice and experienced golfers.
Sykes/Lady Overland Park
The Sykes/Lady Golf Course in Overland Park is the most-played golf courses in the Kansas City area. Sykes/Lady offers a wide range of play with 27 holes. Looking for a shorter game? Sykes/Lady also offers a challenging 9-hole, par-3 course.
Deer Creek Golf
Deer Creek Golf Club is a Championship course Deer Creek Golf Club, designed by world-renowned architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Deer Creek's award-winning tradition is renowned amongst the Kansas and Missouri golfing community.
Nicklaus Golf Club at
Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate is the centerpiece of the Overland Park community. Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate offers a haven of camaraderie, fun and relaxation. Members enjoy a spectacularly designed golf course, tennis, swimming, dining and a dynamic calendar of events for every family member.
Overland Park Schools
Overland Park is part of the Blue Valley School district. Blue Valley Schools encompass 91 square miles of southeastern Johnson County including Overland Park and parts of Leawood and Olathe.
Blue Valley Schools are seen as some of the best schools not only in the Kansas City metro area but also in the country, and it’s no wonder why. Niche Rankings named Blue Valley Schools the number one school district in Kansas on their “2018 Best School Districts in Kansas” list. The district is also ranked in the top 10 for Kansas employers and is recognized as one of the best places to teach. Five Blue Valley high schools were named to the U.S. News & World Report’s best high schools lists, the graduation rate for Blue Valley is 96.6%, and students regularly surpass American averages for SAT scores. Blue Valley high schools are also nationally recognized as great schools for athletes. Learn more about schools in Overland Park.
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Listing information last updated on October 29th, 2020 at 6:54am CDT.