Review of Olathe, Kansas

The tornadoes just hover here.
Star Rating - 11/13/2012
Olathe has two large employers, Garmin the dwindling GPS maker that remains resistant to the reality of integrated smart phone navigation and the county jail for the largest Kansas county.

It is the county seat for the wealthiest Kansas county (Johnson County, the cleanest dirty shirt and home to one of the nations top ranked community college).

Tornado season March - June, used to be April and May but climate change has lengthened the season just like Daylight Savings Time was extended a few years ago, and the the twisters rush into town and just seem to loiter !!!! Tornadoes usually move quickly like hurricanes before losing energy but they statistically seem to just park here.

Midwestern cities were erected in areas known to be free of tornadic activity based on anecdotal observations of the 17th and 18th century, but Olathe ignored the data and built one of the fastest growing Kansas counties in the godforsaken spot.

The landscape is stitched with railroad tracks and the city's best days are 100 years behind it, major commerce will bypass Olathe and rest of Kansas City metro as long as the diesel trucks avoid it.
Eagle | Beverly Hills, CA
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This reviewer has written 11 reviews, and I question his actual experience with the places he has written. In this instance, the title says it all . In other words, the truth is the opposite of what he claims. We have lived in Olathe since 2004, and tornados almost never come through Olathe. If there is one coming this way, it skips Olathe, and goes north or south. During the 13 years we've lived here, I only recall one tornado, and it did little damage.
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