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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
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Leawood is a suburb of Kansas City with a population of 34,195. Leawood is in Johnson County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Leawood offers residents a 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
34,195

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$431,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,363
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%
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Leawood Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    71.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    125.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,053.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    74.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    18%
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
    1%
    13%

Working in Leawood

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$151,446
National
$55,322
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Leawood Reviews

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Being Leawood born and raised is a blessing that has taken me twenty-two years to appreciate. After attending college out of state, I recognized how privileged I was to have access to stellar schools all around me, have a safe and clean neighborhood to explore, enjoy friendly neighbors and have quick access to local amenities within driving and walking distance. Leawood is the perfect blend of rural and urban, because it has enough space to feel like you are not crowded, but is close enough to be cozy.
With close proximity to Kansas City KS/MO, Leawood does not have to offer a crazy nightlife or entertainment scene, because everything you could want is less than twenty minutes away. By having some distance between Leawood and the hustle and bustle of the city, it is nice to enjoy the city without constantly being surrounded by traffic and noise.
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Leawood is a very suburban, mostly white town on the edge of the eastern Kansas border. It's right on the edge of the state line. There is an abundance of private elementary schools and public high schools. It is incredibly safe considering the amount of police that is around at one time. The nightlife, however, is very dull. On a normal Saturday night, the streets are clear of cars. When wanting to go out, people typically go over to the Missouri side as there are a plethora of bars and restaurants are open until early mornings. The population of Leawood mostly consists of white families. The diversity is particularly low. People are mostly healthy considering the number of organic grocery stores that are in the same vicinity of each other. Job availability is typical of any suburb as they mostly consist of working in business offices. The commute time can be a bit frustrating but only for those in a hurry for it is not nearly as bad as larger cities.
Great schools, neighborhoods and close to everything. Houses keep going up in value, as neighborhoods have beautiful curb appeal and people keep their property greatly maintained. However..alot of personality TYPE A's in Leawood, so alot of very perfectionist neighbors that can drive some people crazy! I.e..perfect lawns, perfect gardens, perfect etc. Not always fun living next to that...