Families Love Prairie Village Atmosphere And Ranked Schools

Located in the heart of the Kansas City metro, the village of Prairie Village offers residents a high-quality education, a strong local business community, pedestrian friendly village center, and popular community events. Just 10 miles from downtown, Prairie Village is close to the downtown district and Country Club Plaza.

Students attend the nationally recognized Shawnee Mission School District. It features a strong academic curriculum and performance. Students surpass their peers on college entrance exams and other assessment tests.

Shawnee Mission Schools also offer International Baccalaureate, which challenges students with an international education.

It’s a school district rich with opportunity while also offering families with one of the lowest school taxes in Johnson County.

There are also private school opportunities. There are three private schools in Prairie Village including Highlawn Montessori Schoool Kansas City Christian School , and St. Ann Catholic School .

Village atmosphere

Many families also look at homes for sale in Prairie Village because of the village atmosphere.

The Prairie Village shops feature local and national brands in a pedestrian friendly shopping center.

You’ll find shops and restaurants throughout the village center.

Prairie Village neighborhoods are active, with many having a homes association to build community within small sections of the village.

Things to do in Prairie Village

Prairie Village is small, but it has a dozen parks and a large pool complex.

It also features the R.G. Endres City Art Gallery, which is open daily.

You’ll also find festivals throughout the year including Village Fest, celebrating the Fourth of July.

If you like to garden, you can rent space in the community garden. The gardens are organic and feature over 50 plots.

Prairie Elementary

Prairie Village Earns National Recognition

Like its nearby suburban neighbors, Prairie Village also earns national recognition. LendEdu named it to two of its lists including one of the Best Cities to Start a Small Business and Build Wealth.

The village features a shopping district with locally owned shops and restaurants. It’s pedestrian friendly making it a popular destination for families.

Prairie Village took the 75th spot on the Building Wealth list with income over $80,000 and home values at more than $213,000.

Thrillest called Prairie Village one of the Coolest Suburb in America’s Biggest Metro Areas. The article mentions its neighbor, Mission Hills, but says Prairie Village tops the cool category because it’s cheaper than its neighbor, features homes with big lawns that are not cookie-cutter, and there’s a village atmosphere.

SafeWise considers it the Safest City in Kansas.

The list of awards goes on and on, and that’s why Kansas City area residents love living in Prairie Village.

City of Prairie Village
Prairie Village Fest

Prairie Village real estate

Wondering about the value of real estate in Prairie Village? Get a neighborhood report if you’re interested in selling or buying a home. It’s a sought after community, so close to downtown, yet offering residents the feel of a village.

Prairie Village offers the best of both worlds – the suburbs and the metro. Nestled near suburban neighbors and downtown Kansas City, the village offers top performing schools and a community who supports local business.

Quick Facts

  • Population – 21,085
  • Median value of housing – $213,200
  • High school graduate or higher – 98.6%
  • Mean travel time – 20.1 minutes
  • Median household income – $80,584

Source: U.S. Census

**Photos used with permission from Prairie Village.

Sally Moore is a Kansas City area Realtor® with Keller Williams. She specializes in new construction, resales, and home staging. See the difference with FREE home staging. Follow The Sally Moore Real Estate Team on Facebook for the latest real estate trends.

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