Best Neighborhoods in Lee's Summit Missouri 2024

Honestly, if you ask around, there is not a bad place to live in Lee’s Summit. There are some popular neighborhoods or those that get top ratings for school districts or close proximity to shops and restaurants, but you really can’t go wrong with just about any neighborhood in Lee’s Summit. However, that being said, this is an article on the best neighborhoods and while the term “best” is all relative, these are probably the most popular neighborhoods, the most coveted, where listings sell out the fastest, and in the best school zones.Best Neighborhoods in Lee's Summit Missouri 2024

Lakewood

This beautiful picturesque neighborhood is known for its small lakes and lush green spaces. It’s a popular community offering a peaceful environment with a lot of variety of housing options including town houses, and single-family homes. There seems to be something for everyone in this beautiful little community and there’s excellent recreation such as a close by a golf course, tennis courts, parks and swimming pools. It’s perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and those that like to be closer to nature.

In Lakewood you’ll find several three and four bedroom layouts, a few waterfront homes, typically two-story designs with the two or three car garage, and layouts from 2500 ft.² to about 5000 ft.². Lakewood does have a little bit larger homes on larger lots so if you need some more space, Lakewood might be a perfect neighborhood for you.

Winterset Valley

This is a popular Lee’s Summit neighborhood because of the amount of homes available. There are usually multiple listings for sale and you’ll find newer homes as well as those dating back 5 to 10 years. These properties are typically four and five bedroom layouts from 3000 ft.² to 5000 ft.² on larger lots. The average home size is about 3500 ft.² with three bathrooms and about four bedrooms per layout.

Winterset Valley is a master-planned community offering convenience and luxury. It’s home to top rated schools, easy access to shopping, and it’s a favorite among families and professionals. There are walking trails throughout the neighborhood and lots of outdoor recreation.

Raintree Lake

Raintree Lake is also a popular neighborhood in Lee’s Summit and typically has several homes first. A lot of these homes are waterfront making it ideal for those that want to live close to the water, have a boat, or just love on the lake recreation. You’ll find three, four, and five bedroom layouts from about 2300 ft.² to 4000 ft.². 

The location is ideal completely surrounding the western part of Lake Winnebago. You’ll find a lot of lakefront homes in this neighborhood and typically higher priced as well. Some of the micro neighborhoods in Raintree Lake have HOA’s with association fees.

Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek is one of the newest communities in Lee’s Summit located just off of SW Pryor Road and North of the Hawthorne Hill Elementary School. It’s very popular based on its proximity to both the high school and the elementary school as well as spacious homes, a convenient location, and several parks and green spaces. It is its own master-planned neighborhood located about 5 to 10 minutes from downtown Lee’s Summit. It’s home to the Eagle Creek Townhouses as well as multiple single-family homes.

Longview Farms

This beautiful lakefront neighborhood is found on the shores of Longview Lake just minutes from town bordering the Metropolitan Community College. It’s close to coffee shops, restaurants, the lake itself, parks, and great schools such as the historical Longview Elementary School and the Goddard School of Lee’s Summit.

There are a variety of homes in this unique neighborhood featuring historical designs, horse properties, picturesque farms, land, and new properties as well. You’ll find a variety of housing styles and architecture so if you’re looking to live close to downtown within the city limits of Lee’s Summit, this is a great spot to begin your search. You’ll find homes anywhere from two-bedroom layouts up to five bedroom layouts, larger lots, two-story homes, ranch properties and more. The variety in Longview Farms make it one of the best neighborhoods in Lee’s Summit.

Paddock at Richardson Ranch

Discover upscale living at The Paddock at Richardson Ranch, a premier community in Lee's Summit, just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City. This neighborhood offers beautiful oversized lots, grand entrances, and a community pool. Situated across from the 700-acre Legacy Park, residents have easy access to a community center, lake, walking trails, and sports complexes.

The Paddock at Richardson Ranch features approximately 300 luxury homes, starting at $325,000. The community boasts sidewalks for walking, common areas, and activities such as Easter egg hunts. It's part of the Lee's Summit R7 School District, ensuring quality education for families. Recent home sales in the $400,000 range include spacious 4-bedroom, 3-bath properties.

Enjoy the blend of serene, upscale living with close proximity to downtown Lee's Summit's shopping and entertainment options, making The Paddock at Richardson Ranch a perfect place to call home.

Fields of Highland Park

And finally, Highland Park is a well-established neighborhood offering affordability and convenience. This is perfect for first-time homebuyers, young families, or anyone looking to downsize. There are parks and walking trails throughout the neighborhood and it’s primarily a residential community. You’re about five minutes from Highway 50, the Lee Summit Medical Center, shops and restaurants, parks, and churches.

Well, there you have it. Again, there are many neighborhoods throughout Lee's Summit and we’ve listed them all below so that you can take a better look at each one and find a home that works for you. If you know your price range, the style of home, layout, and the amenities you’d like, feel free to let me know and I’d be happy to send you a list of homes that meet your search criteria and price. Lee’s Summit is really a beautiful place to call home and you can’t go wrong with just about any neighborhood. These are some of the most popular but again, feel free to browse all Lee's Summit neighborhoods below or contact us at any time.

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