Shawnee Kansas and Shawnee Mission Kansas is located in Johnson County, just 15 minutes south of downtown Kansas City. Shawnee is north of Lenexa, west of Mission and the other Johnson County cities. Located in the Northwest section of Johnson County. Money magazine has named Shawnee 17 out of 100 Best Cities to Live for its home values, great schools, and quality of life.
Shawnee has a number of parks and athletic fields, with the largest being Shawnee Mission Park. Shawnee has the distinction of being the only City in the metro area to earn a bicycle Friendly Community with more than eighteen miles of bike lanes. Shawnee has a number of popular events including an annual parade, Duck Race, and Old Shawnee Days. Shawnee offers historic walking tours through Old Shawnee Town.