Overland Park: Plenty of Midwestern Charm
Overland Park is the second-most populous city in Kansas. Located 12 miles from Kansas City, Overland Park is a bustling area with plenty of opportunities for young professionals, families, retirees, and students. Overland Park is home to the Sprint World Headquarters campus, as well as YRC Worldwide, Waddell & Reed, Ash Grove Cement Company, and Compass Minerals. There are several colleges and universities in the area, including Ottawa University, University of Kansas – Edwards, and satellite campuses for Baker University and Emporia State University. Tourists and locals alike enjoy spending free time at Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, Shawnee Mission Park, and Museum at Prairiefire. Overland Park residents also regularly take advantage of all of the excitement found in Kansas City, including annual events such as Mardi Gras Kansas City, Kansas City FilmFest, Gatsby Days, and the Ethnic Enrichment Festival.