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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Leawood is a suburb of Kansas City with a population of 34,570. Leawood is in Johnson County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Leawood offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Leawood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Leawood and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Leawood are highly rated.
About Leawood...
Population
34,570

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$447,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,699
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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Leawood Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    162.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    901.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%

Working in Leawood

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$149,736
National
$55,322
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Leawood Reviews

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My family and I just moved to the Leawood, KS area in late July 2019. We moved from Lebanon, MO, a small town in central Missouri. We came here in the hopes of having new, never-ending, suburban adventures. We were a little disappointed. Sure, the restaurants and shopping centers are always nice, but there isn't much beyond that. Our neighborhood is terribly boring and full of middle-aged women always complaining to the HOA that are trash cans are partially visible. They look down at us as if we are nothing more than low-class hillbillys. And on top of that, we pay fee after fee and tax after tax for things that we've never even heard of. The public school isn't much better either. It is the most average and boring place I have ever been to. All in all, this place is flashy, but not worth the price tag.
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The number one benefit of living in Leawood is the shopping centers nearby. Leawood is surrounded by numerous shopping areas, such as Town Center and Prariefire, where you have access to a variety of different stores and boutiques. Also, Leawood has many restaurants nearby, so there is always a good place to eat. Lastly, Leawood has many parks that are connected by trails that you are able to walk or ride bikes on, which is a fun way to get outdoors.
I love Leawood. Leawood is an amazing suburb filled with excellent school districts, efficient and effective emergency services, and entertaining shops, restaurants, and activities. There are a plethora of shopping centers filled with quality stores; for example, Apple is located in the Town Center Crossing. Additionally, places such as Blade and Timber and Top Golf incorporate food, connectedness, and fun.