Communities known both for their young families and older retired residents, the neighborhoods border each other and great access to all parts of the metro area. This area of eastern Kansas ranks as one of the top growth areas in the state, and the country.
Mission has a population of slightly under 10,000, and covers an area of 2.75 miles. Mission’s major employers include health care facilities, laboratories, the Shawnee Mission Main Post Office, Johnson County Offices, State of Kansas Drivers License Bureau, a number of excellent restaurants, grocery chains, and a host of others. The City is also undergoing major redevelopment. The Gateway Project will redevelop the former Mission Mall site with a beautiful new mixed-use development.
The Arbor Day Foundation again announced that Roeland Park was named a Tree City USA community in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the 20th year Roeland Park has earned the national designation. Roeland Park has almost 7,000 households and has become known as a great place in Kansas City to start a family.