5 Reasons You’ll Love Lenexa | Mary Hayden

5 Reasons You’ll Love Lenexa


Great Lenexa BBQ Battle

With 3 major highways intersecting in the heart of Lenexa, this booming business town at the center of Johnson County has quick, easy access to anywhere in the Kansas City metro area. Founded in 1869, it’s only 12 miles southwest of downtown KC, with a population of 52,000.

Great place to do business

Lenexa boasts 13 different high-quality commercial and retail developments—including shopping centers, warehouses, industrial complexes, and office parks. These include City Center Lenexa, the Lenexa Logistics Center, and Southlake Technology Park, a 300-acre office and technology park with 1 million sq. ft. of leased office space and 40 acres of land available for development. 21,000 miles of fiber optic cable are laid throughout the city, making it a very business-friendly town.

Lots of major employers

With so many business and industrial parks in town, Lenexa has attracted several major, growing companies to the area. UPS, Coca Cola, the EPA, J.C. Penney, B/E Aerospace, and Quest Diagnostics all operated facilities here.

Fun year-round festivals

Lenexa hosts a variety of family festivals each year—including the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle, where 185 teams compete at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park. The Spinach Festival has celebrated Lenexa’s title as the Spinach Capital of the World for over 30 years, while the Community Days Celebration around the 4th of July features the 10K Freedom Run, one of the oldest (and most popular) races in the area.

Plenty of food for everyone

Lenexa lists over 90+ restaurants on their Visitor’s Bureau website, with every flavor imaginable—from sushi, to Indian food, to BBQ. Located in Lenexa City Center, Ignite Wood Fire Grill is a contemporary Midwestern restaurant featuring wood-fire and slow roasted rotisserie with an energetic vibe. The Holy Land Café cooks high-quality Mediterranean fare like hummus, falafel, and baklava, while the Chartroose Caboose specializes in Philly steaks and frozen custard. Visit Grand Street Café for elegant, award-winning American cuisine.

Excellent rounds of golf

Lenexa is home to some of the finest golf courses in the Kansas City region. Falcon Valley is the only championship-length 9-hole golf course in Kansas City, and was recently ranked the #14 Best 9-Hole Course in America by Golf World. Canyon Farms Golf Club has been called one of the “Best New Golf Courses in America,” with a 140 ft. elevation change nestled into a quiet wooded valley beside a lake. Falcon Ridge Golf Clubis nationally recognized as one of the best public courses in the Midwest.

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