The name Olathe has its origins in the Shawnee Native American word for “beautiful” – and it is one of the most beautiful suburbs in Kansas. With a median age of 34 this is a place that is growing – and one that attracts more and more people interested in a sense of community, a pace of life that is more relaxed than that of densely populated urban areas – but also a place that also allows access to Kansas City (only 20 miles away) where many residents find employment.
It is also a place where those who enjoy the great outdoors will find more than enough to enjoy. With 37 parks and over 57 miles of public trails, it is a great place for families to build strong relationships.
One of the neighborhoods that continues to attract property buyers and those in search of a rental property is the suburban refuge of Forest Hills. It is a community that offers more than just amenities – but also a sense of belonging and shared interest.
Forest Hills can be found to the southeast of Olathe. It is attracting more and more families due to the proximity of fantastic schools, as well as easy access to highways that allow for an unhurried commute to other areas such as Kansas City. The community also has easy access to a variety of shopping malls and other retail outlets (such as Oak Park Mall). There are numerous dining and entertainment options – inlcluding family favorite chain restaurants, as well as fine dining opportunities in the immediate area. The proximity of Kansas City is no doubt a drawcard for those who want to experience a destination that boasts even more choice as far as leisure activities are concerned.
The State of Kansas is seeing a steady uptick of people moving to its major cities and their outlying suburbs. These people are in search of a less stressed lifestyle, better value for money as far as property is concerned – while still enjoying the amenities that are part and parcel of being close to big cities. For those people taking up residence in a neighborhood like Forest Hills simply makes sense.