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About Lee's Summit - Guide

About Lee's Summit

Lee’s Summit is the kind of place where you can wrap your arms around life. It represents the ideal balance we seek between family and work, providing a much sought after quality of life. It's rated as the #1 place to live in Jackson County! Lee’s Summit offers affordable housing in safe neighborhoods endowed with award-winning educational opportunities and health care, right here in your own backyard. But don’t just take our word for it. Money Magazine chose Lee’s Summit as one of the Best Places to Live in 2016, and our school district has earned the Distinction In Performance Award with a perfect score for a number of years in a row.

Located a mere 20 minutes from the center of Kansas City, and nestled between two major highways, residents and visitors alike can enjoy convenient access to all the big-city amenities, attractions and cultural venues. Lee’s Summit is known as a family-friendly community that’s becoming one of the most prestigious and envied cites in the metropolitan area.

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The establishment of Lee's Summit traces back to its origins as the Town of Strother in 1865, envisioned and founded by William B. Howard. Officially incorporated in 1868, the settlement underwent a significant transformation with a change of name to Lee's Summit, adopting a charter form of governance.

Remarkably, between July 1, 1997, and July 1, 1998, Lee's Summit experienced a growth spurt, welcoming an average of 5.72 new residents daily. A notable figure in its history, William H. Colbern, served with distinction as a major general.

From its modest beginnings over a century ago, spanning just 11 blocks and straddling the Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks, Lee's Summit has expanded into a thriving city covering 65.87 square miles. This once-small town has evolved into the City of Lee's Summit, a vibrant community home to over 104,000 people who cherish a progressive yet serene and family-friendly lifestyle. This shared vision has been instrumental in shaping a dynamic and thriving city.

The journey from its foundation to its current status is a narrative filled with perseverance, the collective resolve of its citizens, and a steadfast commitment to growth and prosperity. Lee's Summit's history is marked by both heartrending tragedies and monumental triumphs, showcasing the indomitable spirit of its residents. The city's essence is encapsulated by its people, who remain deeply connected to the core values that make a community truly harmonious and inviting.

Lee's Summit stands today as a testament to the dreams and aspirations of its early settlers, continually striving towards progress while maintaining the cherished principles of its founders. It is a city that not only honors its past but also looks forward to a future filled with promise and potential.

Lee's Summit Schools

Lee's Summit has it's own R-7 School District.  Spanning 117 square miles, the Lee's Summit R-7 School District is renowned across the nation for its exemplary educational offerings and unwavering dedication to academic excellence. Positioned in the southeast sector of the Kansas City metropolitan area, it provides educational services to the Lee’s Summit, Greenwood, Lake Lotawana, and Lake Winnebago communities, alongside certain unincorporated regions of eastern Jackson County. The district also encompasses small segments of Blue Springs and Kansas City.

For the 2023-24 academic year, the district boasts a preK-12 student body of approximately 17,810 individuals. Within its boundaries, the district houses 18 elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, along with an alternative secondary school, a secondary technology academy, an early education center, and a center dedicated to special education and day treatment. This expansive educational network underscores the district's commitment to fostering a nurturing and inclusive learning environment for all students.

Get to know Lee's Summit Schools

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Lee's Summit Homes for SaleWhat is Lee's Summit Known For?

Lee's Summit, situated in Missouri, is renowned as the birthplace of the infamous outlaw Cole Younger from the James-Younger Gang, as well as the Grammy Award-winning musician Pat Metheny.

What Locals Say About Lee's Summit

"Great place to live! Close to everything, yet still far enough out. Friendly people, beautiful neighborhoods, low crime."

"Lee's Summit is an amazing up and coming city. This community is becoming more and more diverse by the year. As of recently more and more events, people, and business have been popping up and are creating memories for individuals and families that live here."-Niche.com

Best Things to Do in Lee's Summit Missouri

There are a variety of attractions right in town! Here are some of our favorites:

Downtown Lee's Summit is known for its quaint charm and rich history boasting an atmosphere with an array of stores, eateries and cozy cafes. Throughout the year this district hosts a variety of engaging events such, as farmers markets, festivals and live music performances making it a popular hub for entertainment and shopping.

Step back in time at Missouri Town 1855 a living history museum that transports visitors to the mid 19th century Missouri. With over 25 preserved buildings and period costumed interpreters guests can immerse themselves in the life of a small Missouri town before the era of the Civil War.

Enjoy adventures at Longview Lake and Beach spanning across 900 acres. From fishing and boating to swimming and hiking there's no shortage of activities to partake in. The beach area offers a setting for summer relaxation with opportunities for picnics, sunbathing and water sports.

Explore the history of Lees Summit at the towns history museum. Discover. Relics that narrate the journey of the citys growth prominent locals and significant moments. It serves as an opportunity to delve into the traditions and lifestyle that have influenced this neighborhood.

Get your race on with the Indoor Go Karting in Lee's Summit. This fast paced adventure destination is perfect for a wild saturday, birthday parties or even a first date. There's al so the Paddock Lounge Restaurants and Arcade with OmniArena VR.

Lee's Summit Real Estate

In Lees Summit, Missouri there is a variety of housing styles that showcase the citys evolution and progress over time. The housing market in the area offers a blend of residences, modern structures and everything in between. Here is an overview of the types of homes and architectural designs commonly seen in Lees Summit along with details about their age and distinctive features;

Historic Residences; Lees Summit boasts historic homes especially in its downtown district and older residential areas. These houses typically date back to the 1800s and early 1900s. Architectural styles range from Victorian with embellishments and steep roofs to Craftsman bungalows known for their handcrafted wood details and inviting porches well as Colonial Revival houses featuring balanced facades and ornamental columns.Lee's Summit Homes for Sale

Mid Century Ranch Homes; During the citys expansion in the mid 20th century ranch style dwellings gained popularity. These one story homes, constructed in the 1950s and 1960s are recognizable, by their layouts, open interiors, expansive windows, attached garages and family friendly designs.

Split Level and Split Entry Homes; In the century especially during the 1970s and 1980s split level and split entry homes became popular. These types of homes feature living areas spread across a few flights of stairs. With the main level hosting the living, dining and kitchen spaces bedrooms situated above and family rooms or extra bedrooms below.

Contemporary and Modern Homes; In areas and certain custom built communities you'll come across contemporary and modern homes. These houses, built from the century to now showcase sleek designs, open layouts, creative use of materials and eco friendly technologies. Architectural features often include gently sloping roofs windows that let in plenty of light and an emphasis, on blending indoor spaces with outdoor areas.

Suburban Developments; Many neighborhoods in Lees Summit feature suburban development homes constructed from the 1990s onwards. These residences encompass styles like New Traditional. Combining timeless elements with modern comforts; as well as Craftsman inspired designs that give a fresh twist to early 20th century aesthetics.

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Lee’s Summit Schools

The 117-square-mile Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is recognized as one of the top educational systems in the state and nation. Located in the southeast portion of the Kansas City metropolitan area, the district serves the communities of Lee’s Summit, Greenwood, Lake Lotawana and Lake Winnebago as well as unincorporated areas of eastern Jackson County and also includes a small portion of Blue Springs and Kansas City municipalities. The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s enrollment for 2020-21 is approximately 17,805 students. Recognized nationally for its quality educational programs and a commitment to success for all students, the R-7 School District has good reason to attract its many new residents.

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