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A+ Leawood Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Leawood Cost of Living Cost of living is 40% higher than Kansas
12525% more expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Leawood cost of living
A+ Leawood Crime Total crime is 58% lower than Kansas
Total crime
1,34251% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7551% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
5%Year over year crime is up
Leawood crime
A+ Leawood Employment Household income is 176% higher than Kansas
Median household income
$147,722167% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$82,350176% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%48% lower than the US average
Leawood employment
C Leawood Housing Home value is 207% higher than Kansas
Median home value
$415,900125% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,23530% higher than the US average
Home ownership
91%43% higher than the US average
Leawood real estate or Leawood rentals
A+ Leawood Schools HS graduation rate is 15% higher than Kansas
High school grad. rates
99%19% higher than the US average
School test scores
70%43% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:15% lower than the US average
Leawood K-12 schools or Leawood colleges

Living in Leawood, KS

Leawood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. The city has a population of 33,763 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (93% White). Given that fact, Leawood could be considered less diverse than other cities. Leawood has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 92% of the population is classified as married and 58% have kids.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Leawood, Kansas. With useful information like cost of living, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Leawood and in the areas around Leawood is a much easier task.

Leawood, KS receives 84 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #5 in Kansas and #535 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Leawood could be a great choice! Another exciting tidbit, is that Leawood ranks better than 90% of all US cities! If we take a closer look at each of the categories individually, we see that Leawood ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (A+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Leawood. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: cost of living (F) and weather (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Leawood has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: Park Place, Fine Arts Theatre, and Seville Home.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Leawood has a violent crime rate of 88 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

The average school test scores in Leawood are 70%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Leawood is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Leawood come in at $415,900, which is 207.4% higher than the Kansas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Leawood, the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 12% higher than the Kansas average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Leawood area were 6.1% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.5%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Leawood, KS Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Leawood, KS

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ward Parkway, Kansas City8623,722
Armour Hills, Kansas City8532,422
Faireway Hills, Kansas City8510.42,302
Country Club Plaza, Kansas City845.41,088
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Western Hills, Kansas City840.81,837
Country Lane Estates, Kansas City822.51,971
Tower Homes, Kansas City822.55,882
Lea Manor, Kansas City811.42,044

Best Cities Near Leawood, KS

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westwood, KS9151,747
Prairie Village, KS891.721,824
Lake Waukomis, MO8718.4973
Fairway, KS8643,964
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Liberty, MO8521.630,239
Platte Woods, MO8518.2430
Blue Springs, MO851953,641
Kearney, MO8530.29,259
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Leawood Kansas is suburb of Kansas City. Bordering the popular Overland Park, KS it is close to major streets and highways that will take you to other great neighborhoods. One of my favorite things to do is visit the Lewaood Town Center Plaza. With a movie theater, restaurants (Dean & DeLuca, On the Border, and more) and numerous shops, you can spend all day enjoying outdoor shopping. Leawood is also home to North Italia, Crate and Barrel, and many other favorite shops for residents.

The Spring World Headquarters is just across the street, in Overland Park. These two cities have numerous golf courses, outdoor walking space, and parks that you can enjoy on a beautiful Kansas spring, summer, or fall day. Leawood is home to more than one country club and a great aquatic center that provide fun, entertainment, and activity for the entire family. If you are in the Kansas City area visitng, or looking for a new home, consider Leawood.
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Source: The Leawood, KS data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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