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A+ Lenexa Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Lenexa Cost of Living Cost of living is 20% higher than Kansas
Lenexa
1077% more expensive than the US average
Kansas
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lenexa cost of living
A- Lenexa Crime Total crime is 43% lower than Kansas
Total crime
1,73933% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5833% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Lenexa crime
B Lenexa Employment Household income is 47% higher than Kansas
Median household income
$78,79842% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$39,72133% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%34% lower than the US average
Lenexa employment
B Lenexa Housing Home value is 72% higher than Kansas
Median home value
$232,40026% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0015% higher than the US average
Home ownership
64%equal to the US average
Lenexa real estate or Lenexa rentals
B Lenexa Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than Kansas
High school grad. rates
94%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
55%12% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Lenexa K-12 schools or Lenexa colleges

Living in Lenexa, KS

Located in the state of Kansas, Lenexa is a medium-sized city with a population of 51,206 people. At 88%, the majority of the Lenexa population is White; this is followed by 5% Black and 3% Asian. Lenexa has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 80% 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 discouraging task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Lenexa, Kansas. Finding the best places to live in Lenexa and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, employment, housing and other important metrics.

Lenexa, KS receives 83/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #9 in Kansas and #689 in the USA. Compared to the national average, Lenexa ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Another exciting tidbit, is that Lenexa ranks better than 90% of all US cities! If we take a closer look at each of the categories on their own, we see that Lenexa ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A), education (B), employment (B) and housing (B). Lenexa does not do well for the following: weather (D). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Lenexa on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

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. Lenexa has a violent crime rate of 168 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Lenexa has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Assuming that Lenexa meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Lenexa. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Lenexa are simply unattainable. The median home price for Lenexa homes is $232,400, which is 71.8% higher than the Kansas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lenexa, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 20% higher than the Kansas average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Lenexa area were 7.3% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.6%. 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 Lenexa, KS Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Lenexa, KS

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ward Parkway, Kansas City867.63,722
Armour Hills, Kansas City858.52,422
Country Club Plaza, Kansas City849.81,088
Western Hills, Kansas City847.21,837
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Country Lane Estates, Kansas City827.31,971
Tower Homes, Kansas City828.45,882
Lea Manor, Kansas City817.12,044
Foxcroft And Glen Arbor, Kansas City817.4878

Best Cities Near Lenexa, KS

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westwood, KS918.71,747
Prairie Village, KS895.721,824
Lake Waukomis, MO8720973
Fairway, KS867.53,964
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Liberty, MO852630,239
Platte Woods, MO8519.5430
Blue Springs, MO8525.353,641
Kearney, MO8534.39,259
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Lenexa: A Dip In A Lake

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I am new to the Lenexa, KS area as I have only been here for about two years after moving from Maine. I live in an apartment, and while there are some positive things about the city, there are also just as many negative aspects. It seems like there are sirens going by the building at all times since the department is near the complex. If you are looking for an apartment, consider finding one that is in a gated community so that you feel a little more secure.

One of the things I like to do is walk on the trails at Sar-Ko-Par Park. This is a park that features paddle boats and other activities for the family or for those who like to be outdoors. There are special events held at the park through the year, including a BBQ festival that features delicious food. Lake Lenexa is another favorite, but I like water so I try to find places where I can swim or at least stick my feet in the water. There is a gorgeous fountain in the center of the lake and beautiful small trails to walk along for viewing the plants in the park. There are quite a few hotels in the city, some of them that seem a little outdated. Restaurants in the city serve food that is filling. It's not uncommon to walk down the street to see a business that serves a large steak and a baked potato. This is the typical meal that you would get when you eat out. There are a few BBQ restaurants that serve chopped meats and ribs. Lenexa is a city that takes some adjustment to after you move there, but once you're there, you can often find your place among everyone else.
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Source: The Lenexa, KS data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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