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.
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.