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Leawood is a mid-sized city located in Johnson County in northeast Kansas and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2000 census, the population was 27,656 residents. Leawood was incorporated in 1948 and is known for its beautiful parks, lovely residential neighborhoods and excellent schools. In fact, the whole area of Johnson County retains a very high quality of life. In 2008, CNN/Money and Money Magazine ranked three cities in Johnson County on its list of the "100 Best Cities to Live in the United States," Overland Park, Olathe and Shawnee. Attractions near the city of Leawood include the Ensor Farmsite and Museum, Gardner Historical Museum, Johnson County Museums, the Legler Barn Museum and Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm. The Johnson County Museums is actually three separate museums: the 1950s All-Electric House, the Lanesfield School Historic Site and the Museum of History. The Johnson County Museum of History opened in 1967 in the former Greenwood School. The museum has continued to achieve its mission of preserving and sharing the communitys history through its award winning permanent and changing exhibits. It includes permanent and changing galleries, a research library, an education center and a museum store. The city of Leawood is just a short drive to Kansas Citys many attractions, restaurants, shopping and special events.

Surrounding areas: Overland Park, Kansas (3.1 mi), Fairway, Kansas (3.9 mi), Lenexa, Kansas (6.3 mi), Shawnee, Kansas (7.6 mi), Kansas City, Kansas (12.0 mi), Olathe, Kansas (12.4 mi), Bonner Springs, Kansas (15.7 mi)

Leawood Vacation Rentals

Leawood Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Settle Inn Overland Park4401 W 107TH StOverland Park, KS2.4 mi.(913) 381-5700
Courtyard By Marriott At The Convention CTR11001 WoodsonOverland Park, KS2.6 mi.(913) 317-8500
Courtyard By Marriott South Kansas City500 E 105TH StKansas City, MO2.6 mi.(816) 941-3333
Extended Stay America550 E 105th StKansas City, MO2.6 mi.(816) 943-1315
Hilton Garden Inn5800 College BlvdOverland Park, KS2.7 mi.(913) 345-2661
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel6100 College BlvdOverland Park, KS2.7 mi.(913) 234-2100
Amerisuites Overland Park/Convention Center5001 W 110TH StOverland Park, KS3.0 mi.(913) 491-9002
Holiday Inn Hotel And Suite& Suites10920 Nall AveOverland Park, KS3.0 mi.(913) 312-0900
Hampton Inn Overland Park10591 Metcalf Frontage RdOverland Park, KS3.1 mi.(913) 341-1551
Holiday Inn Mission7240 Shawnee MSN PkwyOverland Park, KS3.1 mi.(913) 262-3010
Homestead Studio Suites Hotel5401 W 110th StOverland Park, KS3.1 mi.(913) 661-7111
Howard Johnson Express Inn7508 Shwanee Mission PkwyOverland Park, KS3.1 mi.(913) 262-9600
Residence Inn By Marriott12010 Blue Vly PkwyOverland Park, KS3.1 mi.(800) 331-3131
Springhill Suites By Marriott12000 Blue Vly PkwyOverland Park, KS3.1 mi.(913) 491-0010
Chase Suite Hotel6300 W 110TH StOverland Park, KS3.4 mi.(913) 491-3333
Courtyard Marriot11301 Metcalf AveOverland Park, KS3.4 mi.(913) 339-9900
Microtel Inn10750 Barkley StOverland Park, KS3.4 mi.(913) 341-4400
Embassy Suites Overland Park10601 Metcalf RdOverland Park, KS3.5 mi.(913) 649-7060
Extended Stay Deluxe7201 W 106TH StOverland Park, KS3.5 mi.(913) 642-2299
Homewood Suites Hotel10556 Marty StOverland Park, KS3.5 mi.(913) 341-5576
Red Roof Inn #0616800 W 108TH StOverland Park, KS3.5 mi.(913) 341-0100
Wyndham Garden- Overland Park7000 W 108th StOverland Park, KS3.5 mi.(913) 383-2550
Comfort Inn & Suites7200 W 107TH StOverland Park, KS3.6 mi.(913) 648-7858
La Quinta Inn & Suites10610 MartyOverland Park, KS3.6 mi.(913) 648-5555
Overland Park Marriot10800 Metcalf AveOverland Park, KS3.7 mi.(913) 451-8000
Amerisuites6801 W 112TH StOverland Park, KS3.8 mi.(913) 451-2553
Drury Inn & Suites10963 MetcalfOverland Park, KS3.8 mi.(913) 345-1500
Pear Tree Inn By Drury10951 Metcalf AveOverland Park, KS3.8 mi.(913) 451-0200
Comfort Inn6401 E Frontage RdMerriam, KS4.0 mi.(913) 262-2622
Homestead Studio Suites Hotels6451 E Frontage RdMerriam, KS4.0 mi.(913) 236-6006
Quality Inn6601 E Frontage RdMission, KS4.1 mi.(913) 262-4448
Oakwood Op4601 W 120THOverland Park, KS4.1 mi.(913) 498-8500
Howard Johnson7508 Shawnee Mission PkwyShawnee, KS4.5 mi.(913) 262-9600
Hampton Inn & Suites7400 W Frontage RdMerriam, KS4.7 mi.(913) 722-0800
Microtel Inn & Suites8750 Ballentine StOverland Park, KS5.1 mi.(913) 541-2664
Baymont Inn & Suites8601 Hillcrest RdKansas City, MO5.1 mi.(816) 822-7000
Drury Inn Merriam/Shawnee Mission9009 W Shawnee Mission PkwyMission, KS5.2 mi.(913) 236-9200
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suite Overland Park West8787 Reeder RdOverland Park, KS5.2 mi.(913) 888-8440
Days Inn Kansas City Southeast6101 East 87th StKansas City, MO5.2 mi.(816) 765-4331
Intercontinental At The Plaza Kansas City401 Ward PkwyKansas City, MO5.2 mi.(816) 303-2900
Bed & Breakfast
Barbara's 'otel Euro Style Bed And Breakfast2000 ClayNorth Kansas City, MO12.3 mi.(816) 221-6544

Leawood Weather & Climate

The Northeast Corner of Kansas has a climate that is classified as humid continental, with hot, somewhat humid summers and cold, fairly dry winters. Typically the first fall freeze occurs between the last week of September and the end of October, and the last spring freeze occurs between the first week of April and early May. Northeast Kansas receives approximately 36 inches of precipitation during an average year with the most received in May and June. Thunderstorms can be severe, producing lightening, large hail and sometimes tornadoes. Snowfall is generally light, due to the dry, sunny weather patterns that dominate Kansas winters. Snow depth of at least an inch occurs an average of 26 days per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 38°F 19°F 1.26 in. -
February 44°F 25°F 1.27 in. -
March 56°F 34°F 2.74 in. -
April 66°F 44°F 3.78 in. -
May 75°F 54°F 5.41 in. -
June 84°F 63°F 5.22 in. -
July 89°F 68°F 4.03 in. -
August 87°F 66°F 3.56 in. -
September 80°F 58°F 4.69 in. -
October 69°F 47°F 3.48 in. -
November 53°F 34°F 2.97 in. -
December 42°F 24°F 1.76 in. -

Leawood Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Charles B Wheeler Downtown airport (MKC) located about 10 miles north of Leawood in Kansas City, Missouri, the New Century Aircenter airport (IXD) located approximately 17 miles southwest of Leawood in Olathe, Kansas, the Kansas City International airport (MCI) located roughly 23 miles north of Leawood in Kansas City, Missouri, Forbes Field (FOE) located around 56 miles west of Leawood in Topeka, Kansas, and finally the Rosecrans Memorial airport (STJ) located about 57 miles northwest of Leawood in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Leawood Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Worlds of FunKansas CityMO9.4 mi.
JeepersOlatheKS12.4 mi.
Water Parks
Oceans of FunKansas CityMO9.4 mi.
Golfland-Sunsplash ParkOlatheKS12.4 mi.
Jacomo Lake Water SlideBlue SpringsMO18.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Ironhorse Golf ClubLeawoodKS 
Deer Creek Golf ClubOverland ParkKS3.0 mi.
Overland Park Golf ClubOverland ParkKS3.0 mi.
St Andrews Golf ClubOverland ParkKS3.0 mi.
Falcon Ridge Golf CourseLenexaKS6.2 mi.
Falcon Valley Golf CourseLenexaKS6.2 mi.
Smileys Executive Golf ClubLenexaKS6.2 mi.
Tomahawk Hills Golf CourseShawneeKS7.5 mi.
Grand Summit Golf & Country ClubGrandviewMO7.6 mi.
River Oaks Golf ClubGrandviewMO7.6 mi.
Blue River Golf AcademyKansas CityMO8.9 mi.
Fred Arbanas Golf Course at Longview LakeKansas CityMO8.9 mi.
Hodge Park Golf CourseKansas CityMO8.9 mi.
Minor Park Golf CourseKansas CityMO8.9 mi.
Royal Meadows Golf CourseKansas CityMO8.9 mi.
Shoal Creek Golf CourseKansas CityMO8.9 mi.
Swope Memorial Golf CourseKansas CityMO8.9 mi.
Teetering Rocks Executive LinksKansas CityMO8.9 mi.
Timber Ridge Golf ParkKansas CityMO8.9 mi.
Dubs Dread Golf ClubKansas CityKS9.9 mi.
Painted Hills Golf CourseKansas CityKS9.9 mi.
Eagles Landing Golf Course Of BeltonBeltonMO11.8 mi.
Southview Golf ClubBeltonMO11.8 mi.
Heritage Park Golf CourseOlatheKS12.0 mi.
Lakeside Hills Golf CourseOlatheKS12.0 mi.
Prairie Highlands Golf CourseOlatheKS12.0 mi.
Shamrock Hills Golf CourseLees SummitMO13.3 mi.
Drumm Farm Golf CourseIndependenceMO14.0 mi.
Rockwood Golf ClubIndependenceMO14.0 mi.
Sunflower Hills Golf CourseBonner SpringsKS15.3 mi.
State Parks
Shawnee Mission State ParkKS4.4 mi. 
Leavenworth County State ParkKS30.5 mi. 
Weston Bend State ParkMO32.3 mi. 
Watkins Mill State ParkMO35.5 mi. 
John Brown State ParkKS36.9 mi. 
Clinton State ParkKS37.9 mi. 
Miami County State ParkKS38.9 mi. 
Shawnee Mission State Historic SiteFairwayKS3.9 mi.(History)
Johnson County Museum of HistoryShawneeKS7.6 mi.(History)
1950s All-Electric Model HouseShawneeKS7.6 mi.(Technology)
Kansas City MuseumKansas CityMO9.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Kemper Museum of Contemporary ArtKansas CityMO9.4 mi.(Art)
Nelson-Atkins Museum of ArtKansas CityMO9.4 mi.(Art)
Children's Museum of Kansas CityKansas CityKS10.2 mi.(Children's)
Grinter Place State Historic SiteKansas CityKS10.2 mi.(History)
Truman Library & MuseumIndependenceMO13.8 mi.(History)
Lanesfield School Historic SiteEdgertonKS25.3 mi.(History)
University of Kansas Museum of AnthropologyLawrenceKS33.2 mi.(History)
University of Kansas Natural History MuseumLawrenceKS33.2 mi.(Science)
Spencer Museum of ArtLawrenceKS33.2 mi.(Art)
Constitution Hall State Historic SiteLecomptonKS42.1 mi.(History)
Marais des Cygnes Massacre State Historic SitePleasantonKS54.8 mi.(History)
Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic SitePleasantonKS54.8 mi.(History)
Kansas Museum of HistoryTopekaKS57.3 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Kansas City Zoological GardensKansas CityMO9.4 mi.
Topeka Zoological ParkTopekaKS57.3 mi.
Emporia ZooEmporiaKS92.9 mi.
Sunset Zoological ParkManhattanKS105.9 mi.

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