City Overview

Leawood offers a mix of location and amenities that create the perfect working and living environment for growing businesses.

Leawood is the Kansas City area’s premier suburb for:

  dining
  shopping
  living
  working
Dining, Shopping, Living, Working

Leawood is a built environment with sophisticated character, a well-maintained network of streets, parks, and public art. Leawood is also known for being one of safest suburbs in the metro, and has a nationally ranked public school system.

The city features walkable, mixed-use communities, more than 50 restaurants and brand-name or boutique shopping to please every taste and price-point. Leawood is also surrounded by an easily accessible highway system, linking residents and visitors to every corner of the Kansas City metro area.

Its compact size (approximately 15 square miles), is home to 34,000 people, with a median household income of $117,000. Surrounding Leawood are developing KC metro cities of all types, and price ranges suiting most any home buyer or renter. A qualified, well-educated citizenry provide a solid foundation for thriving businesses.

Leawood in relation to the Kansas City metro areaBounded on the east by State Line Road, a major north-south metropolitan connector along the Kansas-Missouri border, Leawood is also in close proximity to the Kansas City metro’s extensive system of major interstates and highways. The southern portion of the I-435 loop transects Leawood’s east and west borders and conveniently links commuters and travelers to I-35, I-70, I-29 and all connecting U.S. highways in the area.

Located within 250 miles of the geographic, population and production centers of the U.S., and within the central time zone, Leawood businesses are assured more hours each day to conduct business on either coast and in between. Leawood’s location along the Kansas-Missouri state border also provides a scenic link to Country Club Plaza, the Power & Light District and downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

The city of Leawood is a part of Johnson County, Kansas, a leading local economy and one of the premier business locations in the nation. Johnson County’s population is expected to grow from 574,000 to 1.1 million by 2064, according to a study published in 2016 by Wichita State University’s Center for Economic Development and Business Research.

Major Employers in Leawood
  • 801 Restaurant Group
  • AMC Theatres
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Aratana
  • Ascend Learning
  • Creative Planning Benefits, LLC
  • CrossFirst Bank
  • DEMDACO
  • Discover Vision Centers
  • Euronet Worldwide
  • Ericcson
  • Houlihan’s Restaurants, INC.
  • IBM
  • iMODULES
  • Mariner Wealth Advisors
  • Northwestern Mutual/RPS
  • Nueterra Capital
  • Reece & Nichols
  • Root Dental
  • SCOR
  • SelectQuote
  • Weight Watchers

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Leawood by the Numbers

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