Introduction to Prairie Village, Kansas
Prairie Village, Kansas, in Johnson county, is located 1 mile NE of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 8 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is included in the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 22,072 people resided in Prairie Village.
Prairie Village History
Prairie Village was established in the year 1941. This was initiated with the decision of J. C. Nichols to develop his native Johnson County. In 1949, Prairie Village was deemed to be the best planned community in America according to the National Association of Home Builders. The city was officially recognized in 1951.
Prairie Village and nearby Attractions
- Highland Village Shopping Center
- Hillcrest Church
- Prairie View Park
- Wonderscope Children's Museum
Things To Do In Prairie Village
The Johnson County Museum of History and the Wonderscope Children's Museum are popular among the residents of Prairie Village. The religious minded can visit the Hillcrest Church. Tourists pick up stuff from the Highland Village Shopping Center and the Trailwood Shopping Center. Parks like Prairie View Park and Windsor Park come with various recreational facilities and are major tourist attractions.
Prairie Village Transportation
Kansas City International Airport offers air transportation facilities.
Prairie Village Higher Education
There are several colleges and universities in proximity to Prairie Village including the University of Missouri - Kansas City, Johnson County Community College, and Kansas City Kansas Community College.