Overland Park, Kansas, which is only 15 miles outside of Kansas City, is part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Overland Park is the second-largest city in Kansas with a population of about 175,000, and it has grown significantly over the past 30 years. Overland Park is in Johnson County and spreads out over 75 square miles. It was voted by Money magazine as one of the top 10 places to live, one of the best places to raise kids, and one of the best places to grow up. With all of these accolades, you might be interested in learning more about Overland Park.
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Housing Statistics The median price of homes for sale in Overland Park is about $140,000, while the average price is close to $300,000. There are approximately 550 homes for sale. The average home for rent is approximately $700. The cost of living is pretty close to the national average. There has been a recent decrease of 10 percent in the number of homes sold. Some of this decline is due to the largest employer in the area, Sprint, laying off workers. Most of the homes in the area are single family and multifamily homes. Most homes are fairly new, approximately 30-40 years old. However, there are many older and larger homes in the area. Approximately 65 percent of the homes are owned and 30 percent of the homes are rented. Less than five percent of the homes are vacant.
Arts and Culture The area is known as a family friendly community, so much of the arts and culture caters to families. The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is a 300 acre experience. There are many fountains in the area since Kansas City is known as the "City of Fountains." There is the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, which is a 12-acre area filled with more than 200 animals, hayrides, ponds, and a historical school house. The area hosts a huge 12-field soccer complex and is home to the Overland Park Convention Center.
Weather and Climate The weather in Overland Park is typical of any Midwest city. The summers can be extremely hot and humid with temperatures in the 90s and 100s. The winters are cold, with temperatures going as low as below zero. The area gets a good amount of snow during the winter months, with an average of six inches of snowfall. The area has experienced tornadoes and ice storms before. Overland Park is well-prepared for these potential natural disasters, however, so be sure to gather as much information as possible upon moving to ensure your home is as protected as it can be in the off-chance a natural disaster occurs.
NeighborhoodsThere are several great neighborhoods located in Overland Park. The quality of the neighborhoods is one of the reasons why Overland Park has grown so much over the past few years. Here are some areas you should know about, whether you'd like to rent, rent to own, or buy.
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