A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$228,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$993
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    B-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      94
      273
    • Murder
      3
      6
    • Rape
      89
      41
    • Robbery
      28
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      270
      525
    • Theft
      1,294
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      278
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $72,463
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    20%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      22%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      36%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      26%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      12%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      3%
      13%

    Overland Park Reviews

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    I've lived in the Overland Park, Kansas area for about 4 years now. Overall it's a great area that has a lot to offer. It's close proximity to Kansas City, Missouri allows you easy access to bigger nightlife and large concerts, events, museums, theater, ballet, and more. Overland Park itself is family friendly with great schools. While we do have some diversity, it isn't nearly as diverse as other areas. However, you can still find some great cultural restaurants that reflect the diversity we do have, such as Indian, Ethiopian, Thai, Korean, and even from El Salvador! Cost of living is on the higher end for the KC Metro area and the housing market is very much a seller's one right now as many homes are being sold for over asking price or without stipulations such as inspections, etc. The public parks, libraries, and community centers are all great and well maintained. They all individually have quite a lot to offer.
    Review Overland Park
    Overland Park is a beautiful, friendly, safe suburb of Kansas City. There is something for everyone here, from very upscale neighborhoods, to quaint little spots to drop in for a new experience. Overland Park, or as it's fondly referred to...the OP...is a clean, family-friendly area with spectacular city-like amenities of it's own, but if you want to venture into the big city, Kansas City Missouri is just 10 minutes away. If the quiet, country lifestyle if more your speed, head west for a few short miles and you'll feel as though you are back on the prairie in 1880. Clean air, low cost of living, low crime rate, outstanding schools, and spectacular restaurants and entertainment...in Overland Park, you truly can have it all!
    Other than the high amount of traffic for a suburb, it's a great place to be! There's something for everyone that doesn't involve going into Kansas City. It's constantly expanding, so there's always something new (like Dave & Busters). There's a wide variety of restaurants, lodging, and residences to choose from! The only experience with the school system is from one of numerous colleges located here.