Lenexa

Welcome to Lenexa


A mid-sized town with superior amenities, dining, and schools
 
Just a short drive out of Kansas City sits the mid-sized town of Lenexa, a growing neighborhood that is part of the top-rated Shawnee Mission School District. Today, Lenexa is an active community, where over 100,000 people are employed in manufacturing, distribution, retail and professional occupations. Lenexa is also the home base of major corporations including American multinational technology company Garmin LTD.
 
Lenexa is a popular place for families to head for affordable homes, a close-knit community, and a short commute into downtown Kansas City.
 

What to Love

 
  • Beautiful area of Kansas with lush green spaces 
  • The hip, bustling downtown area
  • Part of top-rated Shawnee Mission School District

People and Lifestyle

 
Lenexa residents are a healthy mixture of all ages: from young professionals to newly-married couples to growing families. The school district is a major draw to the area and the wide variety of community events and festivals make Lenexa feel like a small town.
 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

 
Lenexa City Center is Lenexa’s downtown area and combines a mix of colorful entertainment venues, dining spots, living options, retail spaces, modern hotels, and office options. In Lenexa City Center, you’ll find:

  • Lenexa Public Market: an 11,000 square foot food hall and fresh market – such a wonderful spot to shop for food, gourmet items, or grab a bite 
  • Saints Pub + Patio: a fun casual spot for good food, watching the Chiefs game, or meeting friends out for a drink
  • Jack Stack BBQ: prime Kansas barbeque items in a buzzy atmosphere
  • Grand Street: Upscale gastropub fare with a lengthy wine list
And you must try Black Dog Coffeehouse – this is a local favorite for coffee, breakfast bites, or if you need a remote-work location!
 

Things to Do

 
There is no shortage of things to do in Lenexa, from annual festivals to everyday activities.
 
Often referred to as the “City of Festivals”, Lenexa hosts many special events each year, providing family-focused activities and entertainment for residents and visitors to their community. Keeping to the flavor of Kansas City, Lenexa sponsors their annual Lenexa Chili Challenge in October. For the live music lovers, Lenexa hosts their annual Lenexa Outdoors Concert Series and invites everyone to bring their favorite lawn chairs or blankets and a picnic dinner and enjoy a variety of live music in a lovely outdoor setting at the Lions Memorial Shelter.
 
Additional Lenexa events include a Tails on the Trails Pet Festival, the Lenexa Art Fair, a Tiny Tot Triathlon, the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle, and the community-focused Spinach Festival.  For those who enjoy visual arts, theater, or cinema, a trio of new events hosted by the Lenexa Arts Council offers fresh new ways to explore the arts in Lenexa. The Lenexa Community Days Parade is beloved by locals and a great way to come together as a town!
 
Black Hoof Park is a 231-acre park featuring 35-acre, deep-water Lake Lenexa. The park offers a unique dam and spillway, several miles of trails through open grass and wooded areas, and fun natural play areas for children. You’ll be able to experience beautiful nature and observe a wide variety of wildlife. And finally, Thompson Barn is a local event space that has held live music events, community gatherings, and other small parties.
 

Schools

 
Lenexa families are served by several quality local school districts:
 
There are also multiple Catholic schools that operate in Lenexa under the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas Schools:

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