Overland Park Community
Overland Park is a suburb of the greater Kansas City, Kansas, located in Johnson County. Its roots trace back to the early 1900s when founder William B Strang Jr. arrived. He envisioned a self-sustaining, well-planned park-like community with strong commerce, quality education, vibrant neighborhoods, convenient transportation and accommodating recreational facilities. After incorporating in 1960, Overland Park is the second most populous city in Kansas.
Listed below are resources to help you settle in and make this area feel like home!
The city of Overland Park does not provide utility or trash service. OPKansas.org will give you a variety of options for utilities.
Department of Motor Vehicles
There are five DMV locations in Overland Park and surrounding areas.
License plates are valid for one year, and registration depends on the first letter of the registered owner’s last name. See the website for your month to renew.
The local.dmv.org website even provides an opportunity to purchase a cheat sheet for the written driver’s test:
Find pet regulations and information at OPKansas.org.
Blue Valley, USD 229. (913) 239-4000. www.bluevalleyk12.org
Olathe, USD 233. (913) 780-7000. www.olatheschools.com
Shawnee Mission, USD 512. (913) 993-6200. www.smsd.org
Spring Hill, USD 230. (913) 592-7200. www.usd230.k12.ks.us
Overland Park also has a variety of private K-12 schools from which to choose. Several higher education schools have branches in this thriving city. Find more information at OPKansas.org!
The Kansas City International Airport (MCI) in Kansas City, Missouri, is the closest to Overland Park. It is northwest of Kansas City.
Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport serves corporate, charter and recreational flyers.
Things To Do
An arboretum/botanical gardens, farmer’s markets, and an arts and music culture are some of the amazing things to see and do in this Kansas City suburb.
If you have children, check out Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead.