Discover Downtown Living
Downtown Overland Park is the natural choice for maintenance-free, urban-style living in a trendy suburban community. Just minutes from both I-35 and I-435, Downtown Overland Park combines the area's most unique and eclectic mix of shopping, dining, entertainment and services - just steps away from your front door.
Whether you're looking for a penthouse suite or rooftop patio overlooking the farmers market and clock tower concert venue or a townhome with courtyard, you'll find it in Downtown Overland Park.
Instant Access to Life's Necessities
The 25 square-block area that forms Downtown Overland Park is home to more than 250 businesses, including everything from art galleries to attorneys and restaurants to automotive services. The new Matt Ross Community Center is a state-of-the-art full service fitness and community facility with great resident rates. See a full list of services, shopping, dining, and attractions in the downtown district.
Convenience & Activity
The JO, Johnson County's bus transit system, makes a stop at 75th and Metcalf but also has a flexible route in the downtown area, connecting residents to other points downtown and throughout much of Overland Park.
Downtown Overland Park bustles with activity throughout most of the year. Home of the area's largest farmers market, multiple festivals, music events, a fine arts theater, several bars and restaurants, and much more. There's always something fun to do just outside your door.
Exceptional Schools & Quality of Life
• MONEY magazine has named Overland Park #9 on its "2008 Best Places to Live in America" list.
• Forbes.com has ranked Johnson County, Kansas, as #3 on its "America's Best Places to Raise a Family" list.
• Expansion Management magazine has continually awarded the Shawnee Mission school district a gold medal rating, placing it in the top four percent of school districts nationwide.
• Johnson County Community College, Rockhurst University and satellite campuses for the University of Kansas, Emporia State University, and Baker University are within minutes of Downtown Overland Park. As well, the University of Kansas main campus in Lawrence is just a short a 30-minute drive, and UMKC is just 20 minutes away.
Safe Place to Call Home
Overland Park is continually in the top rankings regarding low rates of crime and case efficiency. Specifically, the city ranks in the top 5% of its peers nationally for low rates of violent crime.