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Did You Know These About Overland Park?

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There are endless number of cities that have successfully made it to the list of 'must-visit-places' all around the globe, and we must tell you that Overland Park is one of them. If you are planning to make some changes to your bucket list, then we can suggest you on that. If Overland Park hasn't found a place on your bucket list yet, then this is the moment to do it right away. From dawn to dusk, the city gives you thousands of unprecedented reasons to explore it. When it comes to deciding on your next travel destination, there are a few things that intrude through your mind at first, namely, points-of-interest, hotels & accommodations, food, weather, shopping venues, nightlife spots, denizens, nature, and a few more. But, besides these aspects, there are several other things about Overland Park that make this holiday destination distinctive. There are cornucopia of hidden and interesting facts about the city that can persuade a traveler sitting thousands of miles away from the city. Let's have a glance what are those jaw-dropping facts to know about the city.

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  • Overland Park is Kansas' second-most populous city.
  •  William B. Strang Jr. founded Overland Park in 1905.
  • On May 20, 1960, Overland Park was incorporated as the 'first class city'.
  • Finance & insurance, health care, professional & technical services, retail trade, and information technology are the five largest industries of Overland Park.
  • The world-famed companies, namely, Sprint Corporation, Ash Grove Cement Company, Black & Veatch, YRC Worldwide, Ferrellgas, Waddell & Reed, and Compass Minerals are headquartered at Overland Park.
  • Sprint Corporation is said to be the largest employer in Overland Park.
  •  CNNMoney.com ranked Overland Park one of the top 10 Best Places to Live in the nation.
  • In 2015, Forbes voted Overland Park one of the 25 Best Suburbs for retirement.
  • In 2015, Overland Park bagged the number one position in the United States on the list of "Top 10 Best Cities for Families".
  • 24/7 Wall Street once voted Overland Park number 15 on the list of "50 Best Cities to Live in America".
  • Owing to its remarkable school system & low crime rate, Overland Park bragged number one position in the United States for 'first time home buyers' by WalletHub in 2015.
  • Overland Park was once placed on the list of the 'Best Places to Raise Your Kids' by BusinessWeek.
  • U.S. News & World Report once honored Overland Park by placing it on the list of "10 Best Places to Grow Up in the United States".
  • In 2014, Overland Park bragged the number three position on the list of '10 absolute best housing markets for families' by Housing Wire.
  • Overland Park was voted number one amongst the top 10 soccer cities in the nation.
  • In 2005, Expansion Management magazine declared Overland Park 'One of the Best Places to Live and Work'.
  • In 2001, Business Development Outlook magazine ranked Overland Park the second-best city in the United States.
  • In 2006, Money Magazine declared Overland Park one of the best places to live in the United States.
  • The Nerman Museum, based in Overland Park, is famed as the largest contemporary art museum nestled in the Midwest.
  • The New Theater Restaurant, based in Overland Park, has been declared 'the best dinner theater in the United States' by Wall Street Journal.

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