Olathe Ranked as the 11th Best Place to Live in U.S.
2008 Money Magazine Top 100 Places to Live
Every two years Money Magazine publishes their Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. In 2008, Money Magazine ranked Olathe, KS as the 11th Best Place to Live. This is two spots higher than Olathe's 2006 ranking of 13th Best Place to Live. The methodology Money Magazine uses to find their best places to live is listed below:
Olathe's section in the report says, "Once a prairie of wildflowers, Olathe has outgrown its sleepy roots with tremendous development: this Kansas City suburb is home to Honeywell, ALDI, Garmin and Farmers Insurance Group." Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland was quoted in The Olathe News as saying, "There are some great communities around the country. There are very, very few exceptional communities. I'm very proud to say Olathe is one of the few exceptional communities in our country. I'm glad Money Magazine recognizes that as well."