Overland Park, KS ranked Number 9 in 2012 on Money magazine’s list of best places to live. It is one of those small towns that have excellent schools, a lovely shopping district which anyone would call the typical small town’s Main Street. The town has world-class soccer fields which are attracting skilled players, and the soccer fields also offer the kids a chance to learn the game. Sprint is the town’s largest employer, but recently several small companies have moved into the town. The town’s population is 173,000 with thirty-five percent being in the age range of 35 years to 50 years old.
The farmer’s market, which operates until the middle of November, is an unbeatable array of produce, fruit, bakery products, flowers and many other items to enjoy both visually and gastronomically. This market is ranked as one of the best in the Midwest. Of course, there are grocery markets that feature wonderful foods from all over the country, but the beef is raved about as being the best.
The Arboretum is a 500 acre area of biological wonders with plants that will attract your attention for hours. It is well cared for and a source of pride for the citizens. Excellent medical facilities are nearby, and every medical speciality is available either in Overland Park or nearby Kansas City.
The Homes for Rent in Overland Park are varied in size and amenities as one might expect. However, they are well maintained and the rental rates are reasonable when compared to the national average for similar homes in a similar town. The rental prices range from $900 for a 2 bedroom 2 bath home to over $2,000 for a luxury rental. Many rentals are priced below the national average. Sixty-five percent of those who own their homes are without children.
The wide variety of home styles and architectural themes in make the choices of rental property a nice mix. The homes have been well maintained and the yards are generally attractive. While there are many homes for rent, it would be prudent to obtain the help of a local Realtor who knows the rental property. So much information can be learned from an agent. Since the potential renter has to pay the same fees regardless of what they rent or where, take advantage of all of the free advice.