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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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+
Overland Park is a city in Kansas with a population of 188,687. Overland Park is in Johnson County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Overland Park offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Overland Park there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Overland Park and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Overland Park are highly rated.
About Overland Park...
Population
188,687

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$261,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,125
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Overland Park Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    123.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    61.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    40.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    195.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,556.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    176.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Overland Park

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$82,651
National
$55,322
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Overland Park Reviews

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Overland Park is a great suburb of Kansas City. It has a terrific family atmosphere. There are plenty of places to eat and shop. OP also has great sports facilities including a world class youth soccer complex as well as several top notch sports academies. Sitting just 15 minutes outside of Kansas City, Overland Park also has access to world-class performing arts, KC Royals, KC Chiefs, the College Basketball Experience including the entertainment district Power & Light, Country Club Plaza, Crown Center (Hallmark), and much more. Of course being the BBQ capital of the nation we also are close to KC Joe's, Hayward's, Jack Stack, Gates and more!
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I enjoy the vegan options offered by local restaurants such as Pad Thai and Spice and Rice. However I believe the lack of public transportation is a downside. This unfortunate fact contributes to the environmental impact of Overland Park. Additionally, the infrastructure could use some updates. I believe that the gradual replacement of 4 way stops with traffic circles would greatly improve driving safety. Furthermore, the inclusion of more pedestrian friendly infrastructure such as the inclusion of sidewalks on both sides of the road and the expansion of bike lanes would make the city of Overland Park much more inclusive.
A great city that always has lots to offer! Whether it's the sports facilities, local restaurants, schools, or shopping areas you will never be without options. An all-around great area to live and grow a family!