About Overland Park
In the half century since its incorporation in 1960, Overland Park has grown to become not only the state’s second largest city, but also its economic engine. As Kansas City’s largest suburb, Overland Park boasts some of the metro region’s most desirable zip codes for both residents and businesses.
With attractive and safe neighborhoods, low taxes, nationally-ranked public schools, state-of-the-art health care, and diverse cultural and recreational amenities, Overland Park has the perfect combination of assets to consistently earn high rankings from national media. When Money magazine named Overland Park one of the “Top Best Places to Live” in 2014, it was the fifth consecutive time the city earned a spot on the coveted list. And, Money is just one of dozens of national trade and consumer publications in recent years to recognize Overland Park for its strong business environment and quality of life. For other rankings, click here.
With a current population of more than 180,000 residents, Overland Park represents about one-third of the total population of Johnson County, the state’s most populous county. Additionally, it is home to more than 7,000 businesses, including major employers such as Sprint, Black & Veatch and YRC Worldwide. Overland Park has maintained a distinct identity in the Kansas City metro area, and has fostered its reputation as a dynamic corporate center with unparalleled business resources.
Key to Overland Park’s success has been its progressive city government, which continues to guide the city’s expansion and provide exceptional services while keeping the city mill levy considerably lower than any other first class city in the state. Independent citywide surveys show that 94% of residents surveyed are satisfied with the quality of life in Overland Park, making the city’s services among the best-rated in the metropolitan region and the nation.
With so many positive attributes, it’s easy to see why Overland Park continues to earn top spots in national rankings.