Welcome to Leawood
A scenic, verdant community of rolling hills and small-town charm.
A premier residential and business destination, the neighborhood of Leawood, Kansas offers an inviting mix of elegance, practicality, and family fun spaces for all walks of life. Leawood is located in Johnson County and home to high-profile office spaces and businesses, gorgeous residential pockets, and picturesque parks that draw Leawood neighbors and members of surrounding communities for their charming characteristics and abundant outdoor activities.
Home to the state's wealthiest zip code, Leawood was incorporated in 1948 and is known for being one of the most beautiful communities in Kansas. Widely recognized for its landscape of flat valleys and rolling hills, Leawood is a lovely small town to call home just minutes from downtown Kansas City.
What to Love
- An abundance of impeccably maintained parks, trails, and outdoor spaces
- Elegant restaurants and local vineyards
- Top-rated public and private schools
Take a casual stroll through the tree-lined streets of the Leawood neighborhood and enjoy browsing the dozens of independently-owned businesses in the town center. Spend the day exploring over 480 acres of parks, one of the biggest draws of the community, and grab a cup of coffee at the local cafe with friends. Dining out has never been easier (or more delicious) in Leawood, as this community has several options for casual and fine dining experiences. Leawood offers two major shopping centers within a few miles if you're looking to spend the day shopping. Something for everyone and home to many families, young professionals, and empty-nesters, Leawood is an idyllic community to call home.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
An elegant Greek restaurant located in the Mission Farms neighborhood, Para’s Estiatorio serves honest Greek fare with a culinary twist. Menu items feature locally sourced and sustainable seafood items that embrace the sunny shores of Greece and transcend the exquisite island culture. Make a reservation to experience the beauty of Para’s and indulge in a delectable menu of traditional Mediterranean cuisine.
Owners of Rye Leawood, Megan and Colby Garrelts are award-winning executive chefs whose work is featured in numerous magazines and newspapers around the country. Rye celebrates Midwestern recipes, traditions, and cultures using fresh ingredients from local farmers in Kansas and Missouri. With menu items like succulent pork chops, aged steaks, and fried chicken, their chef-driven approach leaves you feeling full and excited for your next visit. Don’t forget to try a regionally inspired cocktail and save room for their famous sweet potato cheesecake for dessert!
Johnson County’s newest vineyard, tasting room, and event space has quickly become the top destination for weekend entertainment. Serendipity Farm and Vine offers wine tastings, art workshops, and special events throughout the year to bring the community together over an exceptional glass of wine and delicious small plates. Enjoy the beautiful Kansas weather and relax on the patio on this small slice of heaven!
Town Center Plaza & Crossing and Park Place Leawood are two excellent destinations for upscale shopping and dining experiences in Leawood. Town Center Plaza is an open-air mall with over 90 fine stores and restaurants, including high-end boutiques and designer favorites like Athleta, Williams Sonoma, and Macy’s. Park Place is centrally located and home to a gorgeous park nestled in the middle of the shopping center, a frequent destination for summer concerts, and an outdoor ice skating rink in the winter. Both locations offer plenty to do for all ages year-round!
Things to Do
For educational and exploratory activities, visit the Museum at Prairiefire, a TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice winner for one of the best things to do in Kansas City. Take in the towering Tyrannosaurus Rex, observe colossal sea creatures, and engage in unique (and thrilling) animal encounters! The Museum at Prairiefire brings custom programs for all ages and focuses on the power of play and exploration to learn. From Little Explorer’s Club for the littlest kids to science happy hours for adults, there is something for everyone at the Museum at Prairiefire.
The Ironhorse Golf Club is rated one of the best public courses in Kansas City and features state-of-the-art facilities, and hosts championship tournaments and matches. Sign up for a class or book the space for a private party — spending time on Ironhorse’s scenic range is the ideal way to experience the natural beauty of the suburbs of Kansas City. Another course nestled in the heart of South Johnson County is Hallbrook Country Club. This relaxing course is dedicated to fine service and satisfaction, no matter if you’re on the green or enjoying an afternoon by the pool. Hallbrook is also the top destination for weddings in the area, thanks to its gorgeous, lush backdrop and heavily wooded hillside.
There are several high-achieving public and private schools in Leawood. A few include: