Leawoodis one of those communities that boast to be one of the premier areas! It is known for "growing with distinction." Leawood incorporated in 1948, and is now known for its lovely residential neighborhoods, beautiful parks and excellent schools. Leawood has best of both worlds, the older homes with character and charm of the finer older neighborhoods to the newer luxury neighborhoods along also those with golf course communities. Over the past several years, the Leawood has development of upper scale retail and office developments of Town Center Plaza & the Tomahawk Creek Parkway office parks.
When Leawood incorporated back in the 1940's it only had approximately 1000 residents. But since then the community has grown to well over 30,000 residents! With Leawood proximity to Kansas City Metro area finds it to be "one" of the sought after areas to live.
Shopping:Many thought of Leawood as mainly as a bedroom community. But Leawood residents have the 119 Street corridor for one of the prestigious shopping area &quality dining.Town Centerhas many upscale & specialty retail stores along with AMC 20 theatre complex.Hawthorne Plazain the same area has many unique specialty stores & dining experience.
Schools:Leawood sits in 2 quality school districts -Shawnee MissionandBlue Valley School District.Shanwee Mission Eastis one of the areas International Baccalauraete School. The Blue Valley School District has 31 schools and enrolled student body of approximaately 23,000 students. Their mission statement is Education beyond expectations!
Dining:Leawood has some of the best restaurants in the area! From the local choices of YiaYia Bistro, The Bristol, Hereford House to Bravo's & Long Horn Steak House. There's also a local Suisse Chocolatier - Andres! You'll find them throughout the city from 95 Street to south at 135 St.
Parks & Recs: Johnson County is a well planned out community that plans for recreation areas for it's residents. Between theJohnson County Parks & Recdivision & theBlue Valley RecCommission - there is plenty to park & enjoyment areas for everyone!