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Top 5 Reasons to Live in Lenexa

March 30, 2023

Top 5 Reasons to Live in Lenexa

Lenexa, Kansas is a great place to live for many reasons. From its excellent schools and parks to its vibrant city center and strong economy, Lenexa has something for everyone. Here are the top five reasons to live in Lenexa:

For growing families, you can rest easy knowing that we are located in one of the finest school districts in the area. With a variety of educational options, Lenexa is a great place to raise a family. Here is a list of some of the schools near our Arise Homes Communities:

Children doing schoolwork at desks

Lenexa is nearby some of the most beautiful parks in Johnson County, including Sar-Ko-Par Trails ParkMill Creek Streamway ParkShawnee Mission Park, and Black Hoof Park. All of these parks offer plenty of outdoor activities for the whole family, from walking, hiking, and biking trails to fishing, boating, kayaking, and picnicking. Each park also offers shelter rentals where you can host parties, bar-b-ques, or family get-togethers.

Jogger at Black Hoof Park in Lenexa, KS

Lenexa City Center is a vibrant downtown area with plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. From various eateries like Ignite, Grand Street Café, Saints Pub + Patio, and the Lenexa Public Market to gathering spaces for the community including a new City Hall, Park University, the Shawnee Mission School District Aquatic Center, and the Lenexa Rec Center. There’s something for everyone in Lenexa City Center.

Lenexa Public Market Courtyard

Lenexa is home to a variety of businesses, from startups to large corporations. With a strong economy and plenty of job opportunities, Lenexa is a great place to settle down. And with the upcoming Panasonic plant in De Soto, nearly 4,000 jobs will be available to residents living nearby, including those moving to our future community, Stone Ridge, which is set to see homes finished in 2024!

Proposed rendering of the Panasonic Energy Plant in De Soto, KS

Finally, there is a range of housing options throughout the city of Lenexa, from single-family homes to apartments and townhomes. Along with our Stone Ridge community, which will introduce cottage homes as well as multifamily units, you'll also find Arise Homes at Legacy Crossing and Watercrest Landing, located in Shawnee and Lenexa. With its range of affordable housing prices, Lenexa is a great place to call home.

Aerial view of Legacy Crossing, an Arise Homes Community located in Shawnee, KS

Whether you’re looking for a great school district, plenty of outdoor activities, a vibrant downtown area, job opportunities, or affordable housing, Lenexa has something for everyone. 

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