Westwood, Kansas, AKA Tree City USA, is located in the northeast corner of Johnson County. With a modest population of 1,506, Westwood’s pride is its close-knit community of active, friendly citizens. As a suburb of Kansas City, Westwood reaps the benefits of its proximity to metropolitan resources, while maintaining its commitment to the healthy development of the Westwood community—both in terms of infrastructure and general quality of life—reflecting the neighborly values that make Westwood special and a great place to buy a home.
Dining and Shopping
The dining and shopping culture of Westwood and surrounding areas is hard to beat. Westwood enjoys being a part of a region steeped in local history and a persistent neighborhood vibe. Less than fifteen minutes from Westwood is Historic Downtown Overland Park, where premier shopping, fine dining, and a brush with rich history converge. Merriam Town Center, Northeast Johnson County’s newest shopping center, is also less than fifteen minutes away, and with a brand new movie theater, it is sure to be a popular spot for movie buffs. Sutera’s is a local favorite for authentic Italian cuisine, with consistently rave reviews. Of course, you are only minutes from Kansas City's Country Club Plaza! There you will enjoy
Parks and Recreation
One of the huge draws of Westwood real estate is its picturesque location, nestled amidst wooded hills, windblown grasses
Apart from its ideal location, easy access to main roads, and superb amenities, the main draw of relocating to Westwood is the friendly, active community, which is comprised of diverse individuals with a vested interest in the quality of life for all residents. An example of this is the Westwood Foundation—governed by the Mayor, President of City Council, and five citizens—which oversees many scholarships, housing
Westwood is part of the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD), one of the most innovative and successful school districts in all of Johnson County. Students of SMSD are consistently recognized as Advanced Placement Scholars, National Merit Scholars, United States Presidential Scholars & International Baccalaureate Program. Of particular interest to Westwood residents
Westwood is home to KU Med Center Branch & located
Westwood real estate is close to main thoroughfares, namely I-35, I-69, and I-56, making it one of the most commutable small towns in the area. Westwood is also served by Johnson County Transit, with four stops within walking distance of anywhere in town.