A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$398,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,234
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%

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
    54
    273
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    3
    41
  • Robbery
    6
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    157
    525
  • Theft
    967
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    80
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$139,384
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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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...
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When I think of the past 14 years living in Leawood, Kansas the word village comes to my mind. It is a tight knit community of families that will go the extra mile to help each other out. Unlike other places, Leawood residents know their neighbors. It is rare to find communities that still value relationships with one another. Just recently, a mom of a friend I went to elementary school with was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. News spread quickly of her condition and people instantly began rallying around her offering support and prayers. It is a comfort knowing that if my family or I ever need anything, we just have to ask. People love and support each other like one big family. I know in the years to come I will look back on my childhood and smile at the memories of growing up in Leawood.
I have lived in Leawood for about 9 years, and I am not a huge fan. In fact, I'm leaving the town because I have not enjoyed it. The public schools are good, and it's a fairly safe area. However, unless you're a 40+ year old man, there is absolutely no nightlife. You have to drive 30 minutes to get to Kansas City, and sometimes that's just not convenient so you sit at home all the time. It's a town full of snotty rich people, and honestly I can't wait to get out. Definitely not for everyone.