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Representing a perfect blend of suburban comfort and big city amenities, Overland Park is located 15 minutes outside of downtown Kansas City. Named one of the “Top Ten Places to Raise a Family” by Southern Business and Development, Overland Park is full of family-friendly attractions that make this a wonderful place for children.
Overland’s Deanne Rose Children’s Farmstead is one of the most popular places in the Kansas City metropolitan area, attracting more than 400,000 visitors each year. Here, children that play on the prairie playground, interact with animals at the petting zoo, visit the Kanza Indian Encampment, and ride ponies. Another popular spot for families is the New Theatre Restaurant, where you can enjoy five-star cuisine and watch a Broadway-style musical.
Overland Park is home to Sprint’s world headquarters, and Sprint Nextel is the area’s top employer, employing over 7,000 of the city’s citizens according to Oakland’s Annual Financial Report for 2010. Other top employers include the Shawnee Mission and Blue Valley school districts, along with Black & Veatch, CenturyLink, and Ericsson companies.
Shopping is plentiful in this popular suburban area with the Oak Park Mall, the largest indoor-shopping mall in both Kansas and Missouri with almost 200 specialty stores. For a day on the town, visit the historic district of Downtown Overland Park, where you can find galleries, boutiques, antique shops, and eateries. The area includes over 80 public parks for recreation, and it is most notably known for the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, which includes walking trails and a children’s discovery garden.