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%

Overland Park Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    94
    0
  • Murder
    3
    0
  • Rape
    89
    41
  • Robbery
    28
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    270
    1
  • Theft
    1,294
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    278
    0

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

270 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.
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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!
I was born and raised in Overland Park and I would not have it any other way! Overland Park is home to a diverse group of wonderful people, great restaurants, excellent schools, fun activities and more. The city grows and grows every year, and gets better and better. From Downtown Overland Park, to Antioch Park to the Johnson County Central Resource Library, there is a little bit of everything in this wholesome, yet modern city.