Friendly people, charming neighborhoods, and a growing, diverse economic base-it’s all a part of Olathe. You’ve just found the best of small town values nestled in the boundaries of a dynamic city. And you haven’t even heard about the incredible school systems, strong family values, or recreational possibilities yet!

Olathe is also one of approximately 100 cities in the country to become a “City of Character”, a grass-roots effort to promote good character qualities in its families and businesses by education and by recognition of those citizens who make a difference through their actions and attitudes. With these combined efforts of the community and the city, Olathe remains a safe and secure community in which to live.

Olathe is one of the original towns and is the county seat for Johnson County Kansas.  It was the being of the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails out west and the first stop on the trail west was the Mahaffie House which you can visit today and experience the days of yesteryears. The town still has farmlands and colorful wildflowers just outside of the city limits.  Great place to relax and enjoy natures best.
 
Although it’s considered a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, it’s nothing like the cookie-cutter suburban community you might envision. In 2008, CNN Money ranked Olathe No. 11 in the nation on its “Best Places To Live” list.  The population of 125,872 at the 2010 census, it is growing faster that any other community in Kansas. However, the city’s leadership and its residents work together to ensure Olathe never strays too far from its prairieland roots and small town neighborly feel.
 
The City has several parks and lakes and has its own executive airport.  The yearly Old Settlers Days is a huge fall event that brings thousands of people to the city to celebrate out history.  Olathe is home to the international company of Garmin, who has grown with Olathe plus regional offices of Honeywell and Farmers Insurance Group.

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