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  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
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
About Prairie Village...
Population
21,824

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$228,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,243
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Prairie Village 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
    41
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    9
    41
  • Robbery
    5
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    150
    500
  • Theft
    742
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$83,200
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Prairie Village is a wonderful place to live! All of my friends live near and the traffic is light and controlled. Shawnee Mission East and Kansas City Christian are each wonderful high schools located in the area, along with several SMSD elementary and private elementary schools. All schools exceed in academic and extracurricular excellence. As a student, and senior, of SME I feel very prepared for college and believe East gives me the greatest education to prepare me for state university higher education along with elite, even ivy league, schools.
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Love living here! Grew up in Prairie Village, moved away with parents during high school, but then moved back after college. Have raised my three children here. Very quiet, lots and lots of large oak, sycamore, and maple trees. Schools are top notch. Very friendly, safe place for families of all ages. Lots of starter homes and plenty of medium and large homes, too. Residential lots vary from 1/4 acre to 1 acre. Lots of shopping nearby. Close access to highways for easy commutes to anywhere in the Kansas City metro area.
I have lived in and around Prairie Village for my entire life and I love it. It is an extremely safe area to live in and the Shawnee Mission School District is one of the best. I am currently still in high school and have only gone to schools in this district and could not be happier with the education I have received. Throughout all of my years, all of the schools I have attended have offered amazing learning environments with rigorous classes that are helping prepare me for college. Along with that, Prairie Village offers a plethora of family friendly activities, ranging from going to the movies, bowling, and going to the pool in the summertime. Additionally, Prairie Village is a short 15 minute commute to the Country Club Plaza which offers amazing dining and shopping opportunities. The neighboring cities include Overland Park, Leawood, and Fairway, all of which are cohesive partners in ensuring a positive, safe environment for all families to thrive in.