The “County Seat” of Johnson County, Kansas- Olathe

If you are new to the area or thinking of moving to Kansas City, Olathe is a large city with a small town feel. Olathe, Kansas is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. The current population is right around 125,000 people. The city is known for its award winning school district and safe, friendly neighborhoods. It is located in the center of Johnson County and is the 2nd largest city in the county. Just about 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City, with easy highway access. Here are a few statistics about Olathe:

Average age: 33
Median Household Income: $76,882
Average Sale Price for a Home: $240,000

There are 2 lakes in Olathe: Olathe Lake & Cedar Lake. Each year there are 2 festivals: Hidden Glen Arts Festival, which is made up of nearly 100 local, national and international artists and Old Settler’s Day. Old Settler’s Day is held in downtown Olathe and is a 3 day festival. There is a parade on Saturday morning, along with rides, booths and food specialties.

There are several large employers in Olathe, Kansas:

Pepsi Beverage Company
Farmer’s Insurance Group
Garmin International
Olathe Medical Center
Sysco Foods Of Kansas City, Inc.


There are several restaurants in Olathe, both chain and local. Here are a few of the local restaurants to check out:
Joe’s Of Kansas City BBQ
Ginger Sue’s Restaurant-
Mi Ranchito-
The J Bar
Downtown Diner
Old 56 Restaurant
Austin’s Bar & Grill
The 180 Room-
Strips Chicken-
Kmacho’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina-

There are a lot of things for families to do in Olathe:

Ernie Miller Nature Center: Walking trails, nature

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm: last surviving stagecoach on the Santa Fe Trail

Advanced Laser Tag: 2026 E. Santa Fe

Cosmic Jump (indoor trampolines): 12025 S. Strang Line Rd

Olathe Lanes East (bowling): 303 N. Lindenwood Dr.-

AMC Studio( movies and dine in theatres):
12075 S. Strang Line Rd.-

Blackbob Park( pool, walking trail, pond, baseball, mini golf & picnic shelter): 14500 W. 151st Street -

Frontier Park ( softball, soccer fields, playground & shelter): 15501 Indian Creek Pkwy-

Chestnut Fine Arts Center ( theatrical performances, music lessons & art workshops): 234 N. Chestnut St.-

Olathe Civic Theatre Association(theatrical performances): 500 E. Loula St.-

As you can see, whether you are moving to Olathe, living in or visiting Olathe, it is a friendly, safe community with a lot of restaurants and things to do. Definitely worth checking out!


Author: heatherdicksonrealtor

I am a licensed real estate agent in the states of Kansas and Missouri. I service the Kansas City metropolitan area. Helping people find a home, whether it be their forever home, second home or a new home is what I love doing. I am with my clients every step of the way, making their home buying experience as stress free as possible. In addition, I sell homes for people at the highest price the market will bear.

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