Founded: 1960, Pop: (2000) 149,080,. Elev: 1,000 ft.
Overland Park is located in Johnson County south of Kansas City along Interstate 435. Nearby is the Kansas River. Overland Park is part of the Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas metro area.
In 1993, Overland Park earned a spot in the book 50 Fabulous Places to Raise a Family. Criteria considered included excellent education, low crime rate, good health facilities and well-planned developments. Overland Park was named again in the 1997 edition.