Overland Park, KS

Population: 183,775

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  • Overland Park has a Livability Score of 78/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Overland Park crime rates are 21% lower than the Kansas average
  • Cost of living in Overland Park is 21% higher than the Kansas average
  • Overland Park real estate prices are 75% higher than the Kansas average
  • Rental prices in Overland Park are 34% higher than the Kansas average

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      Overland Park, KS

      Overland Park is the second largest city in Kansas, behind only Wichita, and the largest suburb of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. It has consistently been considered one of the best suburbs in the United States and one of the best cities to retire in. Its population is currently booming, as is the local job industry. The friendly locals make Overland Park feel like home in a short period of time after moving here.

      Overland Park has a great job industry and the largest employer is Sprint, who has their worldwide headquarters campus in the city. Other employers include school districts and the service industry is particularly large. Most people will have no problem finding a good job in this part of the United States.

      For those with a family, Overland Park has some excellent public schools to choose from and the crime rate is relatively low compared to similar sized cities in the United States. The city also has options for higher education, including Rasmussen College and University of Kansas' Edwards Campus. People interested in shopping can find all they need at local shopping centers such as Oak Park Mall and Hawthorne Plaza. There are also 72 parks within the city limits, offering plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities. All in all, there is a little something for every type of person in Overland Park.

      The cost of living in Overland Park is about average for its size, with the average apartment being just a little over $1,000 per month to rent. Groceries are also cheap thanks to the plethora of local supermarkets and stores. The only downside to the local economy is that the minimum wage is currently only $7.25, a rate that is very low compared to other metropolitan areas. There are some signs that this is changing, however, and that would considerably help in making the city affordable for all.

      Public transportation is decent in Overland Park, with the Johnson County Transit system connecting parts of the city with other suburbs and the downtown of Kansas City, MO. There are also plenty of roads and highways for those with cars. The only mode of transportation which might be a bit difficult in the city is bicycling, as Overland Park has less bike lanes/paths than some other similarly sized cities in the US.

      Overland Park is a beautiful, quiet suburb of Kansas City, MO. It is excellent for those wishing to retire from a larger city and also families wanting to make a new start. The average cost of living makes the city more attractive than other, larger cities and many types of people could live comfortably because of this. Expect to be welcomed with open arms.

      Top Rated Schools in Overland Park

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Lakewood ElementaryPK - 564885%
      Timber Creek Elementary SchoolPK - 565781%
      Cedar Hills ElementaryPK - 560479%
      Harmony ElementaryKG - 556778%
      Morse ElementaryPK - 541376%
      Sunrise Point ElementaryPK - 543476%
      Cottonwood Point ElementaryPK - 537575%
      Bentwood ElementaryPK - 532175%
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      Vindictive garbage acting like they’re helpful; shameful place to live in

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      I’d really rather be on my iPhone or Galaxy S12 than ever go out to the city for anything.... pretty corrupt place to live in.
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      incapacity is like a pancake waiting to flip on the kitchen stove.

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      one of the worst cities to live in the nation behind nashville, denver, san francisco, washington dc, chicago, st. louis and even minneapolis. crime is staggeringly high and i’ve railed against living here for years until my wife and i moved out; coming from a 45 year old st. louis, mo native. just a horrible place to live in, fake people and grounchy old men (kc mostly caters to senior citizens anyway). cist of living blows most cities out of the water with literally unamerican prices at san francisco-style prices - thruh the nose. homless people are existant in certain parts, but are not awfully close to bird or lime scooters. may never return. jokes on you opks!
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      MS13s to help “save” the pussies

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      It all starts with that one retard set of 77-yr old parents from back in the 1980s, who had stuckup young children (at the time) and they raised those young people to become stuckup. One of the worst places on earth to ever live. I hope Antifa and the ms13s (our sweetheart helper friends) come to save the residents of OPKS.
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      A good place, rent aside

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      Look, most of the negative reviews are probably coming from people who have had a silver spoon in their mouths since they were babes. Compared to where I’ve lived before, this place is Heaven to me. No more looking back behind my shoulder for gangs with pocket knives, no more worrying terribly over whether or not my door will be busted in by the common thug... This city isn’t the best by any means, but some of the folks writing reviews here don’t know how good they got it.
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      MOVED FROM SARAJEVO BOSNIA TO OVERLAND PARK!

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      WHAT A WASTE! LIKE EATING SKITTLES FROM A CONTAINER FULL OF DOG SHIT, THIS PLACE BLOWS! ID RATHER LIVE IN A DUMPSTER! THE COST OF LIVING IS SKYROCKETING AND AWFUL! VERY VERY SNOBBY LITTLE WEAK PANSY BASTARDS LIVE IN THIS HELLHOLE AND I ANSOLUTELY CANNOT STAND THEM LOATHE THEM ALL! WOULD RATHER HAVE THEM ALL LIVE IN KCK AND STARVE TO DEATH! HOUSING ALSO RUINS AND WOULD BE WORSE WITH ROTTEN WOOD. PUT SIMPLY, YOU GET ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BY LIVING HERE AND IM MOVING TO ST LOUIS, MO IN THE FUTURE! WOULD IPLORE PEOPLE TO DO THE SAME THING NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE! THIS PLACE SUCKS TO DEATH!
      OFF TOPIC: *ALSO WHY HASEN’T KANSAS OR MISSOURI LEGALIZED MARIJUANA ON ADULT LEVEL IS BEYOND ME!*
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      die of covid- moving to dc.

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      never returning after my rent skyrocketed and people forced me to move outb., one of the worst places on earth live. moving to washington dc soon.
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      high cost of living

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      not one time have i been satisfied with my living in overlandpark .. costs are far exceeding the national avg, crime is low b but i dont think i’ll be living anymore. i’m thinking about moving to Minnesota or colorado instead where the cost of living is decent and not extremely high.
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      GONNA GET OUT OF HERE AFTER THE PANDEMIC IS DONE

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      I HAVE LIVED HERE EVER SINCE 2018 AFTER MOVING OUT FROM LOS ANGELES, CA, AND IT SERIOUSLY IS JUST ONE OF THE WORST CITIES ON EARTH. I’M GOING TO BE EXCITED TO DEATH ONCE I’M SOON REALLY MOVING TO DALLAS AFTER TRUMP GETS REELECTED. THIS CORRUPT ACCIDENT OF A CITY COULD NEVER BEEN MORE BORING. COSTS ALSO OF LIVING ARE TOO HIGH, THE COPS ARE ASSHOLES AND CORRUPT TO HIGH HELL, AND THE RACISM HERE IS SHELLSHOCKING. YOU THINK THE CITY IS COHERENT? IT’S NOT COHERENT. AND I WISH ALL OF THE LIBTARD BASTARDS WHO LIVE HERE WOULD GET A HIGHER IQ AND EDUCATION.

      AS AN EXAMPLE, I WENT TO A GROCERY STORE AND GOT HARASSED OVER MONEY BEING LOST AS I HAD TO BUY BRUSSEL SPROUTS AND THAT NEVER WORKED OUT BECAUSE SOME OF THE LOSERS HARASSING ME WERE COPS WHO WANTED TO RENDER A GOOD PERSON AND LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN A CRIMINAL. THANKFULLY THAT COP IS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE 1ST OVERLAND PARK KS RECINCT.

      NO IMPACT ON ME TO ERASE MY BOREDOM. TERRORISTS FOR NEIGHBORS LIVE HERE. GONNA DIE OF BOREDOM IF I STAY HERE MUCH LONGER. X MARKS THE SPOT FOR DALLAS TO MOVE TO REALLY SOON. SCREW KC AND THE SUBBURB OF OVERLAND PARK KS. AVOID THIS ENTIRE PLACE, AVOID THE STATE AND AVOID THIS ENTIRE FUCKHOLE CITY LIKE IT’S YOUR SCHOOL LUNCH MONEY AND MOVE TO DALLAS, HOUSTON, DENVER, OR ANOTHER PLACE WHERE PEOPLE APPRECIATE YOU FOR YOU, NOT THIS REALLY SHADY PLACE. CLUELESS AND INEPT HICKS AND LOW IQ REDNECKS LIVE HERE.
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      Mrs. Pelosi's Paradise , DO NT MOVE TO OPKS YOUVE BEEN WARNED!

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      OPKS has been a home coming until 2008 when the housing crisis happened and George W. Bush was unable to fix that during his 2nd term as president. I was one of the unfortunate people to suffer the crisis and all the neighbors next door to my house have e been able to tell me "This was caused by George W. Bush during his 2nd term in-office and not by our governer and local leaders." Its our fault we let Trump have that but Trump is a gang member. OPKS is aa nother story. I have lived in this thug town for years and the whole place is top-to-bottom full of just incredibly wiseguy idiots who dont know their bottom from a hole in the ground. Worst place in the WORLD and I wouldnt be surprised if Nancy Pelosi would live here. Dumb bitch couldnt fall from the sky if her brain wasnt wired correctly.

      I moved out in July 2014 because it was unaffordable for me. Now I live in Louisville KY and just enjoy myself better. That OPKS sure is a fucking dump!
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      God fucking damn you

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      One of my biggest provlems is the cost of libing. Super high compared to the rest of Kansas and the national average. Worst place in the world.
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      THE CITY OF KUNTS

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      THIS JOGGER CUNT CITY CUTY CITY CUNTS CUNT CUNT CUNT CUNT CUNF CUNFT CUNT CUNT CHNT CUNT CUNT CUNT CUNCT CUNT CUNT CUNT BUTTHURTCUNT BURRHUVG
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      Bike america is a pain

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      if u life in overland park and ur'e repairing a bike, plz dont try bike america it is absolute garbage and the staff are every so rude and condescending to yr face. do another bike repair shop if yr the average user, theyre for dumb ppl.
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      ONE OF THE WORST CITIES - FOR MEXICAN (AMERICANS)

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      I HAVE LIVED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AS A ONE-BEFORE TOURIST TO ALMOST 7 CITIES AND EVEN OVERLAND PARK AND LOS ANGELES. OPKS IS ONE OF, JUST LIKE KCMO, THE ABSOLUTE WORST PLACES TO LIVE PERIOD. THE ONLY THING THAT IS GOOD ABOUT THIS PLACE IS THE COST OF LIVING BUT YOU GAIN ALMOST NOTHING FROM OTHER CITIES. NOT GOD’S CREATION AT ALL. THE PEOPLE HERE ARE VERY MOPRY AND EXTREMELY RUDE. THE UBER AND LYFT RIDES FROM MY ONCE-BEFORE HOUSE TOOK FOREVER TO COME FROM LENEXA. THE WEATHER IS ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE IN SUMMER WITH HUMIDITY AND MUGGINESS AND IT’S NOT REALKY BETTER IN SUMMER. THE AIRPORT IS A STAGGERING 45 MINUTES AWAY FROM OPKS. THIS PLACE MADE ME DECIDE TO MOVE TO LOS ANGELES. YOU GET NO BENEFITS IF YOU’RE A MEXICAN LIBERAL IN THIS HELLHOLE.
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      Turn it into a left-wing hellhole. Just Terrible!

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      I'm fucking done living in OPKS, one of the worst small towns and subburbs in the USA, what a mess. High cost of living, horrible community, pretty terrible schools, near the edge of one of the worst states, in the USA, a dangerous hellhole. that being of course none other than Missouri.
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      2nd Armpit Odor of the Nation, Wichita 3rd Armpit hellhole. Shame on you.

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      What a slime ball. Everything about Kuntsas is draconian and anti-family%100. I hate it so bad,Much Like Roeland Park, Ks this place is balls. I am moving out of this cunt hole to Chiacho Il later in the year because of hicks that run Macy's near Town Center Plaza. Hicks.
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      Wichita is better

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      Moved here from Wichita in 2006. Hoped to find better jobs and make a higher salary. Never happened. Got stabbed in the back by others in my business I work in. Stay clear from OPKS. Wichita was miles better than this dump.
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      Kansas Best City

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      Top schools, great restaurants and hotels. Affordable cost of living. Affordable housing. Friendly people. Close to prestigious museums in KC. MO. Great night life in KC. MO
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      Best Places to live and raise a family

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      I am a former NYC resident and have no regrets of leaving the Big Apple. Best schools access to any retail big chains and small. Restaurants and coffee shops everywhere and always packed with friendly people. So nice to see people dining outside at the Restaurants in this vibrant city. Nice Parks. Beautiful and safe neighborhoods. A+ Schools, especially Blue Valley School District. Blue Valley North HS won Best in State.
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      Simple folks in a flyover state

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      Wasted 20 years in this boring and irrelevant place filled with simple minded rednecks. Nothing to do but go to a small shopping mall oak park mall or drive 40 minutes to the plaza in KCMO for shopping or dining, not many choices there either or drive 30 minutes to KCKS go to Nascar If this is your thing.. Overland Park itself is a just a bunch of brown or beige cookie cutter homes. The only plus side here is that housing is affordable as you are only paying for construction materials as the actual land is worthless. unlike other cities where people want to live in, here you can purchase a 4k sqft for what you would buy a starter home anywhere else. So if you want a big house and your life revolving about mowing a big lawn this is the place for you.
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      Some of the dumbest retards live here

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      I’ve had nothing but bad experiences living here with certain people who Are too stupid to know basic thing. I’m so tired of it. Just a terrible experience.
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      Adam Schiff should live here

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      I have never been a fan of this place. I wish I could live somewhere else. Crime is ramped, people live in poverty, cost of living is way too high. I have no desire or intention of ever living in this fuckhole ever again. Fuck this white trash paradise.
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      Sign me out. I’m done and wanna go!

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      Boring, boring, BORING! The last thing you need is to live in a real boring location such as OverLand Park Kansas. Place is dirty, has old rundown stores and restaurants, needs fixing!! Can we move on already?!?!?
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      Overland Park - Perfect For Family Living

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      Overland Park does not have the highlights of a big city, but more of a quiet type of excitement for families. There are many attractions for families in Overland Park like Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead or Overland park Arboretum and Botanical Garden. These places provide all day for the entire family. When I am really hungry I got to Cinzetti's restaurant. It is the top rated Italian restaurant in the city. There are all types of restaurants in Overland Park with diverse cuisine like Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Metropolitan and Greek.

      When I vacationed in Overland Park I stayed at the Doubletree Overland Park Hotel. The hotel was extremely clean and the service was memorable. Even though it would be too expensive for me, the top rated hotel in Overland Park is The Embassy Suites. If you are looking for a night on the town filled with Margaritas, Cosmos and dancing then Touche is the night spot to go to. If you are a sports fanatic then Lumpy's is hte most popular sports bar in town. The Oak Park Mall is the best place to shop in Overland Park. There seems to be a perfect mix of high fashion retail and regular stores throughout the mall.

      The communities in Overland are nice and seem very friendly with parks, dogs parks and walks and bike lanes. Our family has always felt safe in any part of Overland Park and we wouldn't hesitate to return.
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      Source: The Overland Park, KS data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).