Shawnee Real Estate Information

A mid-sized city located about 15 miles southwest of Kansas City, Shawnee, Kansas is a western suburban community in northwest Johnson County. It was estimated in 2006 to have a population of around 60,000. The community makes up an area of almost 45 square miles, and about one square mile of that is water. Annual median household income for residents here is estimated at right about at $60,000.

The city was founded as a fur trading post, and it has a heritage of pioneers. Shawnee lies just off interstate 435, giving residents easy access to travel about the greater Kansas City area and beyond. The Kempf Family Homestead and Dairy is a producer of local agricultural products. The county library has a Shawnee branch in operation.

There are two public school districts that operate institutions where local children attend: Shawnee Mission School District and De Soto School District. Additionally, there are seven private schools, and one private high school in town, with several more within a few minutes of the area in neighboring towns. There are three hospitals found just outside of Shawnee, ensuring prompt medical services and treatment available to all residents. The part of town referred to as “Old Shawnee Town” is a popular attractions, as it hosts many celebrations and small shops, cafes and restaurants.

Attractions in Shawnee include the Wonderscope Children's Museum, the Johnson County Museum, Shawnee Town's Arts & Crafts Fair, Historical Hauntings around Halloween time, Christmas Around Town and an annual garden party. City residents can enjoy summer concerts in the parks and Saturday farmers markets held during the months of May through October. Two golf courses, Shawnee Gold and Country Club and Tomahawk Hills Golf Course, are in operation here as is the large Mid-America Sports Complex. One of the largest and most popular parks in town is the Shawnee Mission Park.