Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA+
- Crime & SafetyC+
- Good for FamiliesA+
- Cost of LivingB
- Health & FitnessA
- Outdoor ActivitiesA-
Shawnee is a suburb of Kansas City with a population of 65,239. Shawnee is in Johnson County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Shawnee offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Shawnee there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Shawnee and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Shawnee are highly rated.
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Shawnee is constantly growing! New restaurants, gyms, and grocery stores all opening up every month. It is a very clean town with nice people. Nothing too expensive or outrageously overpriced.
Safe community, wonderful school district. It's pretty stereotypical suburbia, so great for families. It's lacking in diversity but isn't completely white/conservative. There's not much of a night scene and there isn't a ton to do right here in Shawnee, but neighboring cities have good malls and whatnot.
I have lived in Shawnee, KS for a little more than 10 years. The area I live in is incredibly safe and provides a lot. There are many elementary schools as well as a middle school and high school right by each other. This is nice because for families with siblings it makes transportation easy. Also with a high school at the center of it all it brings the whole community together for sporting events and other things going on in the community. There are many job opportunities around due to many stores and small businesses being near. Shawnee is very involved community with many events and nice people around. It is a very nice area to live and there has been no problems that are alarming.