"For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?" - Ralph Waldo Emerson



MapLeawood, Kansas, a suburban community in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, is located in Johnson County, approximately 10 miles southwest of downtown Kansas City, MO. It covers 14.7 square miles and resembles an elongated rectangle running north/south. Interstate-435 and the K-150 highway corridor both cross through the City. I-435 is just north and K-150 just south of the center of the community.

The City is bordered on three sides by the cities of Overland Park and Prairie Village, Kansas and on the fourth by Kansas City, Missouri. The City's land area is approximately 75% developed and growth is expected to continue in the future.






Fast Facts
The incorporation of the City of Leawood in 1948 set a standard against which all other Johnson County cities would eventually be judged. Leawood is widely recognized as a desirable place to live and work. Leawood is continuing to design an exciting future city with a prospering business climate as well as a fully preserved and enhanced quality of life.






Date of Incorporation: November 30, 1948
Form of Government: Mayor / Council
  Separately elected Mayor
  8 Council Members
  Non-Partisan Basis
  4 year, Staggered Terms
Population: 1990 Census = 19,693
  2000 Census = 27,656
  2010 Census = 31,867
Education: 4 Elementary Schools
  2 Middle Schools
  3 Parochial Schools
Churches: 7 Protestant
  3 Catholic
Public Safety: 1 Police Station
  3 Patrol Districts
  63 Sworn Officers
  3 Fire Stations
  54 Firefighters
Recreation: 1 Aquatic Center
  6 Tennis Courts
  17 Fields
  8.25 Trail Miles
  1 18-hole Golf Course
  6 Parks
  423 Parkland Acres
Public Works: Maintenance of:
  197 Street Miles
  2,887 Street Lights


City of Leawood