Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA+
- Crime & SafetyB-
- Good for FamiliesA+
- Cost of LivingB-
- Health & FitnessA+
- Outdoor ActivitiesB+
Westwood is a suburb of Kansas City with a population of 1,624. Westwood is in Johnson County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Westwood offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Westwood there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Westwood and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Westwood are highly rated.
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I love almost everything about living here in Westwood! I love how small our city is and how centrally located we are. We are only minutes from the Plaza and Downtown, Union Station, Crown Center, and more. Locally, there are many of the BEST local restaurants all within walking distance: Lulu's Thai Noodles, Kansas City Joes BBQ, Taco Republic, 1989 Pizza, Blue Sake Sushi, Houlihan's, First Watch, Russell Stover's, Roasterie Coffee, and Gus's Chicken. We have some really great community events such as the July 4th weekend fireworks display at Bishop Miege, Octoberfest and Movie in the Park hosted by our local police officers. Neighbors are communicative, welcoming, and VERY involved locally. A lot of kids and families always outside and about. I have lived here now since 2014 and just love it!
Westwood, Ks is close to midtown, Westport and various other communities in the area. I work at the University of Kansas health systems which is one of the largest employers in the area and live near it. I can walk to work in 20 minutes. cute area. Very health conscious area, people always walking, running or riding bikes in area.
such a cute town with awesome people and law enforcement. slowly turning into the place for families and young adults to live in. Such a fun neighborhood.