Overland Park is frequently distinguished with national awards in business and quality of life rankings.
It was ranked #9 in Money magazine's Top 10 "Best Places to Live" in 2012. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report rated it #3 of the "10 Best Places to Grow Up" in America. It was ranked #22 on "America's 25 Best Places to Move" in 2009 by Forbes.com. Business Week rated it #3 in its 2009 list of "America's Best Affordable Places to Retire."
With a rapidly-growing population of nearly 170,000 residents, Overland Park is the second largest city in Kansas. Yet, at just 50 years old, it is one of the youngest cities in the nation. It is located in thriving Johnson County in the southwestern reaches of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
While maintaining its own identity in the Greater Kansas City area, Overland Park steadily has built a wider reputation as one of the nation’s most dynamic corporate centers. It is home to more than 3,800 companies and the headquarters of major employers such as Sprint and Black & Veatch. For a list of leading employers in Overland Park, click here.
In Overland Park, workers and residents enjoy a beautiful and safe suburban setting, plus excellent restaurants, fine shopping, miles of walking/biking paths and highly-ranked educational institutions. The city’s close proximity to Kansas City also means easy access to the amenities and diversity of a metropolitan area.
Overland Park is frequently distinguished with national awards and business and quality of life rankings. It was included in Money magazine’s “Top 10 Best Places to Live” in 2008. The March 2005 issue of Expansion Management named Overland Park as one of America’s “Best Places to Live and Work” and also rated it a “Five-Star Community.” Johnson County’s quality of life quotient was ranked seventh among all 3,150 U.S. counties by American City Business Journal.
Information borrowed from the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce website.