Situated about 12 miles from Kansas City, the friendly community of Shawnee is a continually expanding city full of charm. Named one of the “Best Places to Live” in the country by Money magazine in 2010, it’s not difficult to see why people love living in this vibrant city. Historic sites, thriving businesses, and unique places to visit – Shawnee has it all! Rent your next apartment in Shawnee, and you’ll enjoy the best of small-town life with all the attractions and amenities of Kansas City in easy reach.
Excellent opportunities exist with major area employers like Sprint Nextel, Black & Veatch, Quest Diagnostics, Johnson County, and UPS. If you’re looking for a job in the medical field, you’ll have plenty of options with the University of Kansas Medical Center, the Shawnee Mission Medical Center, and the Oalthe Medical Center all serving as top employers in Shawnee.
Shawnee is an ideal place for college students to live, as there are numerous colleges and universities in the surrounding area. These include Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Johnson County Community College, Kansas City Kansas Community College, University of Missouri at Kansas City, and Grantham University. The University of Kansas is also located less than 30 miles away for an easy commute.
While renting an apartment in Shawnee, you’ll be able to enjoy community events like the Shawnee Town Craft Fair and Tour de Shawnee. For family fun, take the kids to the Wonderscope Children’s Museum, where they can learn through interactive exhibits, or see a Broadway musical at The Theatre in the Park, the largest outdoor community theater in the nation. If you’re a history buff, you’ll love exploring the 1950s All Electric House and the Johnson County Museum of History, and you always can take a walking tour through the historic downtown area. With shopping, public art, and beautiful parks also available, you’ll have a hard time finding a reason not to make Shawnee your new home.