Prairie Village Demographics and Real Estate Info
Prairie Village Kansas is a suburb of Kansas City located in the northeast of Johnson County. It is considered part of the greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Nearby cities include: Shawnee, Merriam, Overland Park, Mission, Lenexa, Leawood, Roeland Park, and Kansas City Missouri.
Where Prairie Village now stands, the tribes of Shawnee, Osage, and Kansa all formally owned the land. One of the original settlers in the area was Thomas Porter who bought 160 acres of farmland.
Post WWII, the housing boom and returning GI’s contributed richly to the growth and prosperity of Prairie Village. JC Nichols was a famous and visionary developer. After he successfully developed the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, he set out to develop communities in Johnson County as a planned suburb of the bigger Kansas City. In fact, in 1949, Prairie Village earned the reputation of being the best-planned community in the United States by the National Association of Home Builders! By 1951, Prairie Village had officially become incorporated.
Today, Prairie Village just has a warm and inviting vibe with neatly arranged single-family homes on winding streets lined with mature trees and strong community values. Similar to its surrounding cities of Mission, and Shawnee, art and quaint community shops are the norm versus the exception.
There are hundreds of attractions and fun places in Prairie Village and surrounding communities; including:
- G. Endres Art Gallery
- Prairie Village Jazz Festival
- Historic Corinth Library
- Science City at Union Station
- Crossroads Arts District
- Kansas City Repertory Theatre
- Country Club Plaza
- Farmer’s Markets
- Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
- Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
- Kauffman and Arrowhead Stadiums
- Starlight Theatre
There are thousands of thriving businesses in Prairie Village and surrounding Johnson County. Just a few businesses that call Prairie Village and Northeast Johnson County home include:
- US Stone Industries
- Big Industrial
- Q4 Industries
- Population – 21,973, Down 4% since 2000
- Average Income – $130,779 Per Year
- Average age – 42 years
- Gender– 46% Male, 54% Female
- Households– 9,728, 27% with children
- Average Home Values – $309,295
- Pembroke Hill School
- Kadesh Academy
- Notre Dame de Sion
- Rockhurst High School
- Prince of Peace Catholic School
- Saint Teresa’s Academy
- Saint Thomas Aquinas High School
- Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy
Prairie Village public school district is Shawnee Mission.
The Shawnee Mission School District is the third largest school district in Kansas. 2014-2015 school year had 27,509 students in attendance. Since its unification in 1969, the school district has consistently ranked among the finest school districts in the nation.
There are also dozens of great private schools in the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area. Some of these include:
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