Big beige houses, for you and me...(and soccer mom
We have lived in Overland Park for the better part of 25 years. In my job I travel the country, so have a basis for comparisons to other places I have been, or lived. OP is your typical large suburban city, with the older core to the north (more middle class) as development moved south. The part of the city south of 435 is more upper middle class.
For the most part, people here are Midwestern nice. You can strike up a conversation with most strangers and if you make an effort, it is no hard to meet people. Like any affluent suburb, it has its share of new money, self-absorbed jerks (like Scottsdale or the NW Dallas burbs) and people trying to keep up with the Joneses. There is very little diversity in OP. The largest "minority" is Asian (8%) with the largest portion of that group coming from India. African-Americans and Hispanics are hard to find in OP.
OP has easy access to attractions in the KC metro area by car. There is also bus service. No light rail. Read More