About Leawood

The City of Leawood’s Vision

Leawood prides itself on being a safe, attractive community, which values its distinctive character. The citizens of Leawood are civic-minded and are an important component in shaping Leawood’s future. As the City of Leawood looks to the future, it will continue to maintain the residential property values, promote neighborhood-oriented commercial developments, offer a variety of high quality residential neighborhoods, sustain environmental sensitivity, retain natural landscapes and provide public, open space. With vision, as articulated in our comprehensive plan, the City of Leawood will continue to grow with distinction.

Leawood offers a mix of location and amenities that create the perfect working and living environment for growing businesses.

Leawood is the Kansas City area’s premier suburb for:

Leawood is a built environment with sophisticated character, a well-maintained network of streets, parks, and public art. Leawood is also known for being one of safest suburbs in the metro, and has a nationally ranked public school system.

The city features walkable, mixed-use communities, more than 50 restaurants and brand-name or boutique shopping to please every taste and price-point. Leawood is also surrounded by an easily accessible highway system, linking residents and visitors to every corner of the Kansas City metro area.

Its compact size (approximately 15 square miles), is home to 34,000 people, with a median household income of $117,000. Surrounding Leawood are developing KC metro cities of all types, and price ranges suiting most any home buyer or renter. A qualified, well-educated citizenry provide a solid foundation for thriving businesses.

The city of Leawood is a part of Johnson County, Kansas, a leading local economy and one of the premier business locations in the nation. Johnson County’s population is expected to grow from 574,000 to 1.1 million by 2064, according to a study published in 2016 by Wichita State University’s Center for Economic Development and Business Research.

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