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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.

 

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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:
  • 197 Street Miles
  • 2,887 Street Lights

City of Leawood