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Rural Serenity in a Convenient Location
Even though Stilwell is just 20 minutes from both Olathe and Overland, you'd never guess that the city was so close by thanks to the quiet country land and secluded atmosphere of this small town. With a population just under 8,000, Stilwell is a rapidly-developing but still largely rural town just south of Kansas City.
Currently comprised mostly of homes located on larger lots or acreage, significant growth is expected to continue as the demand for more suburban housing in Johnson County increases. This demand has created an attractive land and real estate market in Stilwell and the surrounding areas.
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Why Do Residents Choose Stilwell?
Things to Do
Beyond the financial benefits of Stilwell real estate, the town is particularly attractive for those looking to live in a more rural setting with a sense of community.
Each year – the Stilwell Community Organization helps bring the community together for its 4th of July parade and one of the area’s largest fireworks display. You’ll find the local fire department involved, the Stilwell Elementary school involved, boy scouts, girl scouts, residents and many others to come out for the evening of fun and camaraderie.
Parks & Recreation
Since Stilwell is in a largely rural area, the town is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Kansas countryside. In addition to the sights around town, there are also plenty of parks and wide-open green space to explore.
One of the most popular parks near Stilwell is the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, just five minutes away from town. The gardens are full of local flora and fauna, long trails that meander through the thousands of plant species, and education activities. For playgrounds and athletic fields, head to the Stilwell Community Park.
The Stilwell schools are part of the Blue Valley School District, which has strong parent reviews and class sizes averaging fewer than 20 students. Blue Valley students have average standardized test scores several points above the state and national average, and they are also known for showing growth well above national standards. With a high graduation rate and a variety of extracurricular and athletic programs, the school district is a great choice for students of all ages.
Looking to get your shopping done? Most Stilwell residents take a short trip into nearby Overland Park for all of their retail needs, with major shopping plazas like Corbin Crossing, Stanley Square Shopping Center, and Prairiefire only ten to fifteen minutes away from town.
If you're looking for a bite to eat, you'll find plenty of chain and locally owned restaurants within five to ten minutes of your home. No matter what sort of flavors your taste palette craves, you'll definitely find it around the area! Red Door Grill, Jalapenos, Papagallos Italian and Mediterranean, and Llywelyn's Pub are just a few of the local favorites to check out!
Thanks to Stilwell's central location near Overland Park, Kansas City, and several major roads, residents of the town have ample opportunity to explore the local job market. Whether you're interested in healthcare, education, government, marketing, technology, or anything in between, you'll find options around the area.
Most Stilwell residents commute to work outside of the town in a neighboring area. 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.