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Overland Park KS: One of the Youngest U.S. Cities

Overland Park is located in northeastern Kansas, at the junction of I-435 and US-69, approximately 13 miles south-southwest of Kansas City, MO in Johnson County, KS. At not much more than half a century old, Overland Park is one of the nation's youngest cities. Yet, despite its youth, the friendly town, which was ranked number 7 among the Best Places to Live by CNN Money in 2010, is the largest suburb in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and the second most populous city in the state of Kansas, after Wichita.

Area History

Founded by William B. Strang, Jr. in 1905 when he realized the possibilities it held as a bedroom community for the Kansas City metro area, Overland Park soon grew into a viable city in its own right. After Strang had built a train line that offered trolley service to Kansas City and helped develop Airfield Park, the young town hosted the first airplane flight west of the Mississippi on Christmas Eve 1909. The show, sponsored by Strang, featured the famous Wright Brothers, and many other well-known aviators used the landing strip thereafter. Despite the city's early 20th century roots, Overland Park was not officially incorporated until May 20, 1960. The next two decades brought a period of growth and development that prepared the city well for the booming economic, industrial and population growth the 1980s would usher in.

Population/Demographics

As of the 2010 Census, the population of Overland Park was 173,372. Consisting of 45,920 family households and 26,314 non-family households, Overland Park is a predominantly family-oriented area. With more than two-thirds of its population (117,049) age 25 or over, the town boasts a fairly well-educated populace, of which 83 percent of the 25-and-over demographic has achieved a higher-than high-school education. About 20 percent have attended college without earning a degree, while close to 7 percent hold an associate's degree, 36 percent a bachelor's degree and 20 percent a graduate or professional degree.

Climate

Summers in Overland Park are generally fairly comfortable, with a bit of heat and humidity, bringing an average July high temperature of 89 degrees. Winters tend to be chilly, with average January lows dipping just below 20 degrees.

Local Attractions

A highlight of the area is the 300-acre Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. The lovely grounds, which feature myriad native trees and shrubs, is part nature preserve and part traditional gardens, hiking trails, Visitors Center and Arboretum Café. A site the children will enjoy visiting is the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, which offers many exciting activities and attractions for the kids.

Johnson County Community College, located in Overland Park, offers a variety of musical performances, art exhibitions and cultural events for students and the public. The city also features a bustling Farmer's Market, offering fresh produce and a variety of other products from local vendors. Golf courses, parks and pools abound in Overland Park, along with many other enjoyable attractions such as restaurants, museums, art galleries, theaters, a water park, a zoo and much more in nearby Kansas City, MO.

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