Overland Park, KS has been rated one of the best places to live and work in the United States year after year. The city continues to attract families, corporations and highly educated professionals through its exceptional schools, great cost of living, and many family-friendly activities. The Kansas City suburb has been recognized many times this past year for being a great place to reside.
“The 10 Best Midwest Cities to Live In,” by Nick Johnson, ranked Overland Park, Kansas #1 due to its economy, happy people and exceptional amount of sunny days. In 2015 Overland Park also won exceptional awards for being #15 in America’s 50 Best Cities to Live, 5th Best City for Wallet Wellness, and 9th for Best Cities to Retire!
Overland Park is also an exceptional place to raise your family. Ranked #1 in “10 Best Cities for Families,” with a dedication to keeping children healthy and active. Overland Park offers over 83 parks and open spaces, plenty of museums and cultural children activities, and excellent air and water quality, it’s safe to assume Overland Park is a pretty great place to raise a family.
There is an abundance of things to do in this family friendly city including a beautiful arboretum, weekly farmer’s markets during the summer and fall months, and Deanna Rose (the perfect spot for the kids to enjoy farm animals and outdoor activities). There are plenty of beautiful hiking and walking trails to enjoy in the summer and many annual events to experience with the whole family, including a fall festival and holiday market. Overland Park offers a wide variety of amazing shopping and dining including the new Prairie Fire center featuring the American Museum of Natural History, fabulous restaurants, and many retail shops.
If you’re not already convinced, Overland Park is also home to Kansas City’s most educated professionals thanks to its fantastic education system. Take a closer look at this infographic to see why people love this Kansas City suburb so much.