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Overview

Introduction to Lee's Summit, Missouri

Lee's Summit is located in Jackson county. In 2006 the city was placed by CNN/Money and Money Magazine at the 44th position on their list of "100 Best Cities to Live in the United States." It was the hometown of the well known outlaw Cole Younger. Lee's Summit features numerous locations for outdoor activities.

History

In the 1850's the area was incorporated as "The Town of Strother." In 1868 it was renamed Lee's Summit. During the year 1885 a fire destroyed most of the business district. In 1912 R.A. Long began the construction of his estate known as Longview Farm, in the western portion of town. When the construction was over the large acreage included a mansion, five barns, 42 buildings and a church. The acreage became internationally recognized as a showplace farm.

Attractions

  • Historic downtown is popular for shopping and for restaurants.
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Summit Woods Crossing is a primary shopping center.
  • Oktoberfest.
  • The historic train depot is home to the Chamber of Commerce.
  • Longview Mansion and Farm is a well know and beautiful acreage and includes an impressive home and numerous historic structures.
  • Battle of Lone Jack Battlefield and Civil War Museum.
  • Bynum Winery.
  • Lee's Summit Symphony.
  • Independence Center Mall is one of the biggest shopping centers in the region.
  • Powell Gardens includes scenic waterfall areas.
  • Strotherfest.
  • Old Missouri Town features a living historical museum.
  • Stonehaus Farms Vineyard and Winery offers tours and scenic views.
  • Unity Village features Mediterranean style buildings and forest areas.
  • Greenwood is a popular destination for antique shopping.

Activities

Blue Springs, Longview and Jacomo lakes provide opportunities for boating, swimming, skiing, camping and hiking. Bailey Park, Winterset Nature Area and Legacy Park are popular destinations. The nearby Burr Oak Woods State Forest is a scenic outdoor retreat. Blue and Gray Park is enjoyed by residents and visitors for horseback riding and cross-country skiing. The Jim Bridger Urban Conservation Center provides hiking opportunities in a scenic forest acreage.

The James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area includes forest areas, wetlands, lakes, prairie landscape, and is popular for fishing. The Kemper Outdoor Educational Center includes reptiles, rock and fossil exhibits, nature hikes and wild life exhibits. Savanhland Education Park features a vast number of exotic animals such as kangaroos, zebras and monkeys. The Native Hooved Animal Enclosure showcases buffalo, elk and deer.

Golf enthusiasts enjoy the numerous local golf courses including Fred Arbanas Memorial Golf Course, Shamrock Hills Golf Course and Lakewood Oaks Golf Club. Paradise Park is popular with families. It features mini-golf, go-karts, bumper cars, batting cages and a large game room. The Tunnel Town & the Pirate Voyage offers a lot of activities for children.

Higher Education

The University of Central Missouri-Summit Campus, Baker University-Lee's Summit, Unity Institute and Longview Community College are located in the area.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lees Summit Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Lees Summit Hospitals

LEE'S SUMMIT HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
530 N MURRAY RD
(816) 969-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lees Summit High Schools

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LEE'S SUMMIT SR. HIGH
400 SE BLUE PKWY
816-986-2000
Serves 2,592 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

LEE'S SUMMIT NORTH HIGH
901 NE DOUGLAS ST
816-986-3000
Serves 2,141 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

LAKEVIEW WOODS STATE SCHOOL
351 NE GREGORY BLVD
816-637-5656
Serves 37 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.6

LANGSFORD HOUSE
525 SE 2ND ST
816-622-0999
A Non-traditional School
Serves 11 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

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