Westwood Demographics and Real Estate Info
Westwood 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: Mission, Prairie Village, Merriam, Leawood, Shawnee, Lenexa, Olathe, and the greater Kansas City Missouri area.
Westwood was founded in 1923. It was incorporated in 1949.
Westwood is a small, charming up-scale community of about 1,500 people.
Within Westwood, Kansas there is a designated Historical district known as Westwood Hills. There are 175 homes located in this National Historic District. A 5-member city council and a Mayor administer the city affairs.
There are hundreds of attractions and fun places in Westwood and surrounding communities; including:
- Steamboat Arabia
- Union Station
- Country Club Plaza
- Crossroads Art District
- Kansas Speedway
- Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
- Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
- Kauffman and Arrowhead Stadiums
- National World War I Museum
There are hundreds of thriving businesses in Westwood and Northeast Johnson County. Some include:
- Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ
- LuLu’s Asian Bistro
- Brighton Gardens
- Kansas Gas Service
- Moss Printing
- KU Medical Center
- Shawnee Mission Medical Center
- Culture House
- Population – 1,520
- Average Income – $92,966 Per Year
- Average age – 40 years
- Gender– 47% Male, 53% Female
- Households– 702, 26% with children
- Average Home Values – $226,386
Westwood Kansas’ 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: