5 Reasons You’ll Love Leawood

5 Reasons You’ll Love Leawood


Leawood, Kansas was incorporated in 1948—and has since won kudos for its beautiful parks and quite residential neighborhoods. A newer suburb in the Kansas City region, it’s located only 20 minutes south of downtown, and has earned a reputation as a local dining and entertainment destination.

Beautiful artwork.

For over 15 years, Leawood has been used as a model for metropolitan arts programming, with over 20 unique public art installations spread throughout the city. It’s home to the Leawood Arts Council and the popular Arti Gras festival, which takes place every February. To date, Leawood volunteers have donated over 19,864 hours of their time to 60 sponsored art events.

Great place to do business.

Leawood’s reputation as a metro area “business growth engine” makes it an ideal place to start—or run—a business. Companies that have headquarters (or major operations) in Leawood include: CBIZ Accounting, ReeceNichols, the American Academy of Family Physicians, DEMDACO, and Generali USA Life Reassurance Co.

Excellent shopping.

In the mood for shopping? Leawood has several major open-air shopping destinations—located right next to each other. Town Center Plaza & Town Center Crossing host 90 amazing stores, including Macy’s, William Sonoma, Gap, and Barnes & Noble—while Park Place offers one-of-a-kind boutique shops and restaurants, such as Picasso Exotic Aquatics, The Bare Med Spa, and Dazzle Pawz, along with a family-friendly concert series and an ice rink.

Fine dining—at its best.

If you enjoy eating out, then you’ll love Leawood’s eclectic selection of restaurants—from big chains like California Pizza Kitchen, to local favorites like Parisi Café. Pig and Finch is a popular Gastro pub that mixes up British and American food and drink, while Blue Chip Cookies serves up gigantic gourmet cookies, in flavors like Peanut Butter Fudge and Almond Toffee. Glacé Artisan Ice Cream is the brainchild of famous chocolatier Christopher Elbow, with uncommon flavors like Chai Tea, Salted Pretzel, and Rose Petal. Or grab dinner with your movie at the AMC Town Center 20 theaters.

The Tomahawk Creek Greenway.

This 4.1-mile paved path and greenway system winds through 2 Leawood parks—including Leawood City Park and Tomahawk Creek Park—as well as picnic areas, playgrounds, a bridle path, tennis courts, and 3 ponds stocked with catfish, bluegill, and bass. Also, check out the city’s I-Lan Park, Gezer Park, and Ironwoods Park.

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