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Shawnee Mission, KS

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Shawnee Mission, Kansas, is a name given to a number of townships in and around the Kansas City, Kansas metropolitan area. The towns that comprise the area referred to as Shawnee Mission include Countryside, Fairway, Lake Quivira, Leawood, Lenexa, Merriam, Mission, Mission Hills, Mission Woods, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Roeland Park, Shawnee, Westwood, and Westwood Hills. If all of these cities were to decide to become a single municipality, it would become the most populous city in Kansas.

Apartments in Shawnee Mission KS


Corinth Property
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1-2.5


Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1-2.5


Villa Monterrey
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2.5

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Creekside Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Metcalf 56 Apartments
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


Three Lakes
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

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Getting Around in Shawnee Mission, KS

In the various towns that make up the area known as Shawnee Mission, there are some public transportation options. For Johnson County residents, there is Johnson County Transit, or “the JO,” whose projected figures estimate that 2,000 riders use their system every day. It remains to be seen whether Kansas City, Missouri's plans for a light rail will include access for Johnson County residents. Fewer than one percent of Shawnee Mission workers walk to work, well below the national average. Driving is the most popular mode of transportation.

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Entertainment Options

<p>With Kansas City at your fingertips, you have access to all the culture of big city living. Art, dance, and theatre buffs can visit the Strang Carriage House, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the New Theatre Restaurant, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art whenever they want to catch something inspiring. There are also the trendy Midtown, Plaza, and Power and Light districts to explore If you just want some good old-fashioned fun, there are also seemingly endless options for dining and shopping right in Shawnee Mission.</p>

Plenty of Parks

<p>Shawnee Mission, Kansas has plenty of options for outdoor lovers. There is Shawnee Mission Park, a 1,200 acre facility that contains nature trails, a dog park, a lake, and an outdoor theatre. During "Theater in the Park," residents can enjoy a professional-grade performance in the beauty of the outdoors. There is also the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, for those who want to tune back in to nature. Another outdoor amenity you won't want to miss is the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, known as one of Kansas City's top family destinations.</p>

Low Cost of Living

<p>Kansas in general is extremely affordable, always coming in below the national average cost of living. With home prices averaging about $100,000 in many areas, it could even be possible to afford to own a home on a single income there. Within driving distance, you have access to quite a few major corporate, educational, and government employers. Some of the major employers in the Shawnee Mission area include UMKC, the National Archives and Records Administration, Sprint, YRC Worldwide, UPS, Honeywell, and the Farmers Insurance Group.</p>