Chamber Blog

Average Appraised Value of Homes in Leawood up over 7% from 2018

Many of you have likely gotten your new Johnson County Notices of Appraised Value in the mail, and most have seen an increase. At the March 4 Leawood City Council meeting, Mayor Peggy Dunn reported that the average appraised value of a home in Leawood is now up to $559,380, versus $520,749 in 2018, for a 7.42% increase. Here’s the breakdown for Leawood: 23% up 5% or...

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Legislative Breakfast Series – January Recap

The Legislative Breakfast meeting series kicked off on January 26 at the Overland Park Doubletree Hotel. Hosted by JCPPC, which is made up of the nine Johnson County Chambers, plus the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the breakfast provides a forum during which area business owners and stakeholders can discuss legislative issues of common importance to...

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Leawood Ranked #1 Best Place to Live in Kansas

Home Snacks, an infotainment website about the nation’s best places to live, has named Leawood as the best place to live in Kansas. Leawood tops the 2019 list of “Best Places to Live in Kansas” which compared 53 cities in Kansas with populations over 5,000. Each city was ranked across a number of criteria from one to 53 (the number of cities), with one being...

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Diamonds Direct opens Leawood showroom

Diamonds Direct, a direct diamond importer and leading U.S. independent jewelry retailer, has opened its newest showroom location in Leawood. The opening marks the seventeenth location in the United States and the first location in Kansas.  Located at 4500 W 119th Street in the Camelot Court shopping center, Diamonds Direct features a 4,274 square-foot showroom with...

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Leawood Named #1 Best Small City by WalletHub

Wallethub, a personal finance website, has named Leawood as the nation’s best small city, up from #3 last year. Leawood tops the 2018 list of “Best Small Cities in America” which compared more than 1,200 cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000.  Of all the cities included, Leawood had the strongest “affordability” ranking based on median household income,...

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