Thinking of a Move to Lee’s Summit? Read This!

There are many reasons to move, but deciding on your new location can often be daunting. The Kansas City area seems to be a magnet for people searching for affordable housing and employment opportunities.  

One of the top spots new residents are choosing to settle is Lee's Summit, MO.  Lee's Summit is the sixth-largest city in both the state and in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. It was named #19 of America’s Best Cities to Live In 2017 by the Wall Street Journal, and has received several years' worth of accolades from Money Magazine's feature, “Best Places to Live in the Country”, so it is easy to see why so many people want to make it home.  Let's take a look at just a few of the reasons people move to Lee's Summit.

1. Schools 

LS-R7 is a fantastic school district. It is currently rated with an A+ according to Niche.com with a large number of schools in this district being rated above average in school quality for preparing students for success in college. Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. To learn more about Lee's Summit schools, click here.  

2. Location

Future Paragon Star Shopping Complex
Downtown Kansas City
Kansas City International Airport

Lee's Summit has great access to major highways, making it a short drive to downtown Kansas City and popular cities on the Kansas side. MCI, Kansas City's International Airport is just a short drive away, making it ideal for people who frequently travel.  

3. Recreation

Legacy Park Sports Complex
Camp Summit
Summit Waves

There are wonderful recreation opportunities abound in Lee's Summit. This community has 21 trails, numerous lakes, and a variety of parks and playgrounds all over the city. There are 5 community centers that host a number of activities including group sports, swimming lessons, and classes making it easy to get connected in the community and stay active.

4.  Amenities

Local Businesses & Restaurants in Downtown Lee’s Summit
Lee’s Summit Farmer’s Market - Future Farmer's Market Complex Coming Soon

Summit Fair Shopping Center

Growth brings business.  Lee's Summit has some of the finest restaurants and shopping in the area.  The charming historic downtown is bustling with some amazing local businesses, and the larger shopping plazas have convenience at your fingertips.   

5.   Homes  

Lee's Summit has a place for everyone.  A multitude of neighborhoods perfect for growing families, new apartment and condo living in cool building conversions, and historic homes just steps away from downtown are just a few of the options for living here in Lee's Summit.  A variety of price points can also be found, making Lee's Summit, despite its popularity, still affordable. 

6. Growth for the Future

Future Paragon Sports Complex

More business and services are slated for expansion in the Lee's Summit area. Paragon Star, a sports complex complete with office space, residences, dining, and entertainment is underway nearby.  A new middle school was constructed and opened in July of 2022.  A downtown expansion with indoor farmers’ markets is also on the horizon, and more restaurants and shops are bringing locations to this forward-thinking community. Lee's Summit just keeps getting better. 

Many neighborhoods are being established or expanding with new construction to make room for Lee's Summit's new residents, or homeowners looking to make a home change.  Foxberry Estates is just one of the locations, with Lee's Summit schools with new phases opening.  

There are many other reasons to make Lee's Summit your home. Our entire team lives in the area, so we can fill you in on all the details of what makes this area so special. We can talk you through neighborhoods, schools, and your commute to ensure you are choosing the right home and location.  We can also connect you with our favorite local lenders who can make purchasing your new Lee's Summit home a breeze. 

Give us a call at 816.268.4033 to set up your initial consultation or schedule it online by clicking the button below. 

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