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
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$201,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$919
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

Olathe 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
    107
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    23
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    131
    500
  • Theft
    1,316
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$79,691
National
$55,322
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Olathe Reviews

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I love Olathe! It's diverse, got a lot of options for shopping, food, and activities. The people are generally friendly. It has a small town friendly feel and there is variety of city, suburb, and rural areas that meet everyone's needs. Super dog friendly areas.
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I am so thankful to have grown up in the Olathe Public School system. There is such a multitude of opportunities which really paves the way for every kid to succeed. There are new restaurants popping up all the time, and for most, Overland Park ( which is growing even faster) is a really short drive away! The homes are larger and cheaper in the Kansas City area as opposed to other metros. The thing with Olathe is that there is a lack of community involvement, so although many people show up to the city events, it could definitely be more. Some people here are also a bit snotty and try to act uppity (whether they actually are or not), but I think its that way in every town. Johnson County is also seen as very Cookie-cutter, conservative, and Christian, but Olathe is probably one of the cities that is much less fitting of that characteristic.
I love how I live in a nice, clean, and safe neighborhood. However, I live in the North-west portion of Olathe, and much of the rest of Olathe is viewed quite poorly. I would like to see an effort be made to improve the worse neighborhoods and shopping malls in the Olathe area before new locations are developed. While I would like nice, new developments near cedar creek where I live (as it is pretty isolated from a lot of Kansas City's main attractions), I think fixing what is already a mess is the prime focus.