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Natural Beauty with Big-City Benefits
Located in Johnson County, Kansas, Roeland Park is an ideal location for those looking to buy a home in a city that is surrounded by the gently rolling terrain of northeastern Kansas, and mere minutes from the metropolitan offerings of both Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri.
Originally named after John Roe, an immigrant from Ireland who settled here in 1883, Roeland Park has maintained a small town, friendly vibe, with a population of just over 7,000.
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Why Do Residents Choose Roeland Park?
Things to Do
Roeland Park is full of shopping, dining, entertainment, and attractions. But one of the biggest highlights of the area has to be the dedicated community.
In an effort to provide art to residents and promote art in society, Roeland Park residents initiated Art in R Park. The goal of the program is to display sculptures in six-month rotations for residents and visitors to enjoy up close, demonstrating Roeland Park’s commitment to maintaining a vibrant, cultured community.
Parks & Recreation
Roeland Park residents benefit from the natural beauty of the area, as well as state of the art recreational facilities and parks, maintained by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Take a stroll through Nall Park’s newly renovated walking trail and rain garden, or learn about trees and shrubs from regions all over the country along the interpretive paths at Antioch Park Arboretum.
For more recreation, the Granada Skate Park offers an outlet for skateboard enthusiasts of all ages, the Roeland Park Aquatic Center is a favorite place to take a dip, and the Roeland Park Sports Dome is an innovative approach to year-round fun. The 24,000 square foot, air-supported dome provides a variety of recreation opportunities for adults and children, including volleyball, basketball, and indoor soccer.
Roeland Park is part of the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD), one of the innovative and successful in Johnson County. With total enrollment at approximately 40,000 students, the district comprises five high schools, five middle schools, thirty-four elementary schools, and six instructional centers.
Offering an array of AP and specialized programs, International Baccalaureate Program & SMSD students are continually recognized for exemplary test scores and academic achievement.
There are tons of restaurants in and nearby Roeland Park to satisfy any taste palette. In addition to national chains such as McDonald’s & Houlihan’s, Roeland Park residents can also enjoy the region-specific cuisine of popular spots like Stroud’s Restaurant and Bar, serving the best pan-fried chicken since 1933, and recently featured on the Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food.”
Relocating to Roeland Park means easy access to the premier shopping of both Kansas City and the surrounding areas. But you don’t have to travel far to find what you need. There are a number of clothing stores, booksellers, and antique stores in and around Roeland Park. The Bella Roe Plaza is Roeland’s most popular shopping center, comprising a variety of retailers including Lowe’s.
Thanks to Roeland Park's central location near several major highways (I-35, I-635, Hwy 169, and the Shawnee Mission Parkway, just to name a few), commuting for work in the area is simple and easy. Between Roeland Park, Kansas City, and the surrounding cities, you'll likely find whatever career field you're looking for.
Most Roeland Park residents work outside of the city. The largest employers in the Kansas City area include the HCA Midwest Health System, Cerner Corp, Shawnee Mission School District, and the local and federal government.