Community Profile

Community Profile

  • Over 128,000 friendly people
  • 24th Fastest Growing Community in the U.S. (populations over 100,000) (US Census)
  • 11th Most Desirable Place to live (populations over 100,000) in the Central U.S. - Money Magazine.
  • Quiet neighborhoods, strong family values, affordable homes
  • Nationally-acclaimed schools and healthcare
  • 20 miles from downtown Kansas City
  • County seat of Johnson County–a county that ranks in the top two percent of counties in the nation for per capita personal income
  • Full-service city with excellent police, fire, parks and recreation, library, water, sewer, and sanitation services
  • One of the region's most dynamic business communities
  • Low crime rates, abundant job opportunities, balanced tax base
  • First Kansas community to become a "City of Character"
  • Secure, friendly hometown feel with the amenities and convenience of a big city
  • Great accessibility to Kansas City via Interstates 35 and 435, U.S. Highways 56 and 169, and state Highways K-7, K-10, and K-150
  • Santa Fe and Burlington Northern main lines
  • Near Johnson County Executive Airport and New Century Air Center
  • An easy 45-minute drive to Kansas City International Airport