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A+ Overland Park Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Overland Park Cost of Living Cost of living is 21% higher than Kansas
Overland Park
1088% more expensive than the US average
Kansas
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Overland Park cost of living
A- Overland Park Crime Total crime is 30% lower than Kansas
Total crime
2,15516% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4716% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
28%Year over year crime is up
Overland Park crime
B Overland Park Employment Household income is 40% higher than Kansas
Median household income
$74,78935% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$42,19641% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%39% lower than the US average
Overland Park employment
B Overland Park Housing Home value is 75% higher than Kansas
Median home value
$237,10028% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,04010% higher than the US average
Home ownership
63%1% lower than the US average
Overland Park real estate or Overland Park rentals
B+ Overland Park Schools HS graduation rate is 11% higher than Kansas
High school grad. rates
95%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
58%19% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Overland Park K-12 schools or Overland Park colleges

Living in Overland Park, KS

Overland Park is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. The city has a population of 183,775 residents. The majority of Overland Park residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Overland Park might be a good fit as 81% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 55% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Overland Park, Kansas. The best areas in Overland Park and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from weather, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Kansas and national averages.

With a livability score of 83 out of 100, Overland Park is ranked #600 in the United States and #7 in Kansas. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Overland Park could be a great choice! Another exciting tidbit, is that Overland Park ranks better than 90% of all US cities! There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Overland Park scores well for amenities (A+), crime (A-), education (B+), employment (B) and housing (B). Overland Park does not score well for the following: weather (D). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Overland Park, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Overland Park: Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, and New Theatre Restaurant.

Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Overland Park can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Overland Park is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Overland Park come in at $237,100, which is 75.2% higher than the Kansas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Overland Park, the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 28% higher than the Kansas average. Real estate appreciation rates in Overland Park are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Overland Park homes comes in at 6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 5.8%.

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Compare Overland Park, KS Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Overland Park, KS

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ward Parkway, Kansas City863.83,722
Armour Hills, Kansas City854.72,422
Faireway Hills, Kansas City8512.82,302
Country Club Plaza, Kansas City8461,088
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Western Hills, Kansas City843.91,837
Country Lane Estates, Kansas City825.11,971
Tower Homes, Kansas City824.75,882
Lea Manor, Kansas City814.32,044

Best Cities Near Overland Park, KS

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westwood, KS914.91,747
Prairie Village, KS891.921,824
Lake Waukomis, MO8717.4973
Fairway, KS863.73,964
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Liberty, MO8522.330,239
Platte Woods, MO8517.1430
Blue Springs, MO8521.753,641
Kearney, MO8530.79,259
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Some assholes here, which is way too bad and unfortunate.

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Have you ever wanted to live in a city for of such nobodies and assHoles? Overland park, ks has you covered. Too broke ? Dont fear or worry, many people are like this near downtown OPKS. Sadly many live in to many tents it's pretty pathetic of the city's mayor Sly Jones what a fucking idiot. I'm ready to literally move out. Bye!
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Get me out of here

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??? To every one reading your crime is a joke, your police are terribly incompetent, the cost of living here is such a joke, your neighbors are only in it for the money, your tourist destinations are very small and little compared to St Louis’ arch or Denver’s Blucifer mustang statue around the damn air port area. Complete and total god forsaken waste land fucking city pathetic as hell!!!!,
Crummy and bummy city go fuck ur self overland park cunt sas yur city is a crummy bummy shit hole city bitch !!!!!! ????
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Avoid this place

Attractions3/10
Community1/10
Nightlife4/10
Dining8/10
Shopping7/10
I’ve stayed in OP KS for over 25 years and I’ve had some of the absolute worst experiences from people around me. Shitty neighbors who don’t know how to know their ass from a hole in the ground. Bad people.
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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!

Attractions1/10
Community1/10
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Dining1/10
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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

Attractions8/10
Community7/10
Nightlife7/10
Dining7/10
Shopping9/10
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).
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