Mission Hills Demographics and Real Estate Info, population, home spot realty Mission Hills Demographics and Real Estate Info

Mission Hills Kansas is a suburb of Kansas City located in the northeast of Johnson County. It is considered part of the greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Nearby cities include: Prairie Village, Shawnee, Merriam, Overland Park, Mission, Lenexa, Leawood, Roeland Park, and Kansas City Missouri.

In 1830, Quakers established the Shawnee Indian Mission. By the 1920’s visionary developer JC Nichols had earmarked Mission Hills as the pinnacle of luxurious suburban living. The proximity to his other famous development of the Country Club Plaza was strategic and deliberate. The locations of the Country Club Plaza and Mission Hills were intentional to support the lavish country club lifestyles of wealthy business owners in Kansas City, MO. By 1949, the city was incorporated.

Architecture and landscaping are the key features and differentiators of the Mission Hills neighborhood. The famous architects, Clarence E. Shepherd and Edward Tanner, designed many of the most famous homes in Mission Hills.

Today, the city of Mission Hills is a quiet upscale neighborhood of only 3,582 residents. The mean average value of a home in Mission Hills is over $932,000.

The city’s most famous landmark is the body of Verona columns and reflecting pool found in the official city seal. This city is interspersed with remarkable architectural elements including fountains and statues.

Mission Hills does not have its own police or court system. The Prairie Village Police 24 x 7 provide security and law enforcement. Municipal Court is in session every second and fourth Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at 7700 Mission Road in Prairie Village.

The beautiful homes and parks in Mission Hills serve as a backdrop for quiet and amazing drives taking in the stunning scenery. There are hundreds of attractions and fun places in surrounding communities – including:

  • Country Club Plaza
  • Science City at Union Station
  • Crossroads Arts District
  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Jacob Loose Park
  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Kauffman and Arrowhead Stadiums
  • Starlight Theatre
  • Demographics

    • Population – 4,422, Down 1% since 2000
    • Average Income – $270,542 Per Year
    • Average age – 46 years
    • Gender– 48% Male, 52% Female
    • Households– 1,654, 34% with children
    • Average Home Values – $723,091


    Mission Hills public school district is Shawnee Mission.

    The Shawnee Mission School District is the third largest school district in Kansas. 2014-2015 school year had 27,509 students in attendance. Since its unification in 1969, the school district has consistently ranked among the finest school districts in the nation.

    There are also dozens of great private schools in the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area. Some of these include:

    • Pembroke Hill School
    • Kadesh Academy
    • Notre Dame de Sion
    • Rockhurst High School
    • Prince of Peace Catholic School
    • Saint Teresa’s Academy
    • Saint Thomas Aquinas High School
    • Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy