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A Historic Settlement Turned Bustling Suburb
Shawnee was settled by “pioneers” in 1876 and named for one of the local Indian tribes. The Oregon Trail, California Trail and Santa Fe Trail all crossed Shawnee area real estate, giving it a colorful history. Farmers and fur traders first stimulated the growth of Shawnee and later settlers from Ireland, German and Belgium came to the area to farm and grow fruit. That character and diversity continues to thrive and is celebrated in Shawnee to this day.
Today, Shawnee is one of the fastest growing communities in the United States. This suburb of Kansas City has a population of more than 62,000 and is only a 20 minute commute from the Kansas City Metro area. Shawnee is conveniently located to almost anything you could want, from shopping and dining to sports arenas and interesting and excellent museums. This gives everyone plenty of recreation and leisure options as well as one of the finest and most affordable places to live in the nation.
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Why Do Residents Choose Shawnee?
Things to Do
What sort of things do you like to do in your spare time? Even though Shawnee is just a short trip away from Kansas City, you'll likely find everything you need within a few minutes of your front door. From museums to amusement parks to live music venues, Shawnee has it all.
In addition to the amenities, the town also offers a pretty active community life—check out the city calendar to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings!
Parks & Recreation
Did you know that one of the most popular parks in the cities is located on the edge of Shawnee? The Shawnee Mission Park boasts over 100 acres of wide-open green space, a disc golf course, a dog park, hiking and biking trails, and more. You'll also find a cozy little lake, a theatre, and plenty of picnic shelters on the grounds of the park!
Other small park options in the city include Gum Springs Park, Herman Laid Park, and Pflumm Bichelmeyer Park, where you'll find a collection of playgrounds, athletic fields, and walking trails.
Are you moving to the Shawnee area with kids in tow? Shawnee is served by the Shawnee Mission School District, which serves over 27,000 students throughout its 44 different schools. Schools in the district consistently rank in the top tiers for high student performances, and students can choose from a wide variety of extracurricular activities and athletic programs to participate in.
Shawnee is home to a number of major shopping plazas and malls, so whatever item you're looking for—whether it's a niche piece of decor or a staple clothing piece to add to your closet—you're sure to find it around town at stops like the Millcreek Shopping Center or the Shawnee Village Shopping Center.
If you're in search of a bite to eat, there are plenty of locally owned spots to choose from. Try out the BBQ at Bate's City, grab a burger from Kansas-favorite Fritz's, or enjoy a slice of pizza from Old Shawnee Pizza.
Between Shawnee and the surrounding Kansas City area, you'll find almost very career field you can think of. Since Shawnee is the third-fastest growing city in the state, there's never been a better time than now to jump into the local job market.
Many Shawnee residents choose to take the short commute into Kansas City or the surrounding area. The largest employers you'll find in the region include the HCA Midwest Health System, Cerner Corp, and the local and federal government.