Johnson County

Warm-hearted suburban haven with access to Kansas City’s metropolitan amenities.

Welcome to Johnson County 

 

Johnson County offers a bustling and beautiful community with incredible shopping, dining, and cultural attractions. Sharing a border with Missouri, this picturesque piece of Eastern Kansas is known for its wonderful access to outdoor recreation and its rich history and delicious food. Residents of Johnson County often frequent hip locales like Overland Park to enjoy chic boutiques and vibrant small businesses. With unique options for those seeking upscale dining and lavish pampering as well as those seeking casual outings with kind neighbors, 

Johnson County proves itself time and again a wonderfully adaptable place to call home. With all the conveniences of an urban metropolis nearby, and stunning natural beauty surrounding you to explore, it's easy to customize your day-to-day experience in a way that accommodates a wide diversity of interests. Enjoy a long hike in one of the county’s fabulous parks, or take a book into one of the many peaceful coffee shops that populate Johnson County. Whether you’re starting a family, a young professional, or a retiree, there’s something to love for everyone in Johnson County. 

What to Love 

  • Suburban tranquility blended with urban bustle.
  • Vibrant local culture with friendly neighbors
  • Exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities.
  • Diverse and delicious dining options.

Local Lifestyle 

Johnson County provides its residents with a delightful blend of peaceful suburban relaxation and bustling urban drive. While many young professionals will use Johnson County as a comfortable home base for work in Kansas City, its incredible parks and cultural attractions make it an accommodating place for residents of all ages. With lovely hiking trails, lush green spaces, and walkable streets, Johnson County welcomes newcomers to engage with the friendly community. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Residents of Johnson County love the many cute locally-owned businesses. Still, the Oak Park Mall is one of the most convenient places to find stylish clothing, fantastic gifts, and fashionable accessories. Oak Park Mall blends big box stores with unique and intriguing small businesses like The Retro Zone, which features an incredible selection of collectibles and antiques. Come for an afternoon of shopping and stay for a late-night film at one of the nearby movie theaters.

While Johnson County is home to amazing barbecue and comfort food, it’s also full of restaurants with diverse culinary backgrounds. For an upscale night out, Cafe Provence provides an unbeatable French fine dining experience perfect for a romantic date or a birthday celebration. Adventurous eaters will love their fantastic escargot, and their famous onion soup is a must for any foodie! Try the fall-off-the-bone ribs at Jack Stack Barbecue in Overland Park for a delicious barbecue that’s been a Kansas City powerhouse for years. The mouthwatering menu means it's frequently busy at peak hours, so be sure to reserve a table in advance. 

If you’re in need of your caffeine fix or want to try some of the delicious casual breakfast options that Johnson County has to offer, sample the amazing coffee options in the area. Local favorites include Parisi, Black Dog Coffeehouse, Pilgrim Coffee, and Urban Prairie Coffee.

Things to Do

Johnson County hosts various annual festivals that bring together residents of diverse backgrounds to gather for delicious food and live entertainment. One such festival that’s a favorite among locals is the Johnson County Old Settlers, which features carnival events, concerts, arts & crafts events, and much more! Grab a meal from one of the local food trucks that stop in, or watch the event’s antique auto show. 

For families looking for a fun interactive educational experience, visit Deanna Rose’s Children’s Farmstead. One of Johnson County’s true treasures, this fantastic attraction allows you to turn back time to experience a turn-of-the-century Kansas farm. Stop by the mining camp, the old blacksmith shop, or interact with the two hundred and fifty species of animals that call the farmstead home. For those looking for a fitness outing, head to Roe Park to hop on the tennis courts or to play a game of pickup soccer. Kids will also love hanging out on the splash pad at the park on hot summer days!

 
 
 

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