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Overland Park, KS

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Overland Park is the 2nd biggest city in the state of Kansas, with a population of almost 175,000 people. Located in Johnson County, Overland Park is essentially a large suburb of Kansas City. Overland Park has a healthy local economy, with various companies taking up their corporate headquarters within the city. There are also a number of different art museums and dance theaters within the city limits, which are indicative of the city growing into a new age cultural hub.

Getting Around in Overland Park, KS

Unlike most other cities with over 100,000 people, Overland Park does not have its own public transit system. Instead, the transit is run by Johnson County, and it serves not only Overland Park but other cities within the Johnson limits. Known as “The JO”, the Johnson County Transit is the only show in town, and there are no plans for rail or air to be added any time soon. Most residents get around through the use of their own private vehicles.

Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Overland Park is:
15 to 19 minutes
Explore info about this city
  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.01%
  • 10.91%
  • 2.26%

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

<p>The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art is found on the Johnson County Community College campus. It is a museum that houses the work of local artists, contemporary collectors, and even international painters. All of the art housed there is contemporary, which makes it different from other art museums which tend to focus more on art that has some more history to it. The museum itself has won awards, from both the Public Art Review magazine and the Frommer's publication. It's biggest recognition was being named one of the top ten world travel destinations in 2012.</p>

Overland Park's Economy

<p>The Overland Park economy is based on the service sector. That means retail, professional and technical services, finance and insurance, and information technologies. Favorable working conditions and relatively low taxes have made Overland Park the headquarters of over 40 different companies. Well-known companies such as Sprint, YRC Worldwide, Waddell &amp; Reed, Ferrellgas, Ash Grove Cement Company, and Applebee's all have a significant presence in the city. The cost of living in Overland Park is relatively low, and this allows for people who are working in the service economy to get by without high priced goods.</p>