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Everything You Need to Know About Mission Hills, Kansas

Mission Hills is a small city, approximately 2 square miles in Johnson County, Kansas. One of the characteristics of Mission Hills that makes it so unique is the individual beauty and charm of the small parks and traffic islands along many of the streets. Fountains, statues, sculptures, and urns, some hundreds of years old and museum pieces imported from abroad, adorn the traffic islands and roadsides.

Blake’s Favorite Things About Mission Hills

About Mission Hills

Small residential city with unique and beautiful parks and traffic islands along many of the streets. Ranked #3 on Forbe's list of America's most affluent neighborhoods and rated #1 safest city in Kansas by Safewise.

Distance to Downtown

7.2 miles / 16 minutes

Outdoor Spaces

The Sunken Garden Park

Distance to Airport

24 miles / 30 minutes

School District

Shawnee Mission School District


Mission Hills Country Club, Indian Hills Country Club, Kansas City Country Club

Walk Score


Closest Hospital

St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City on the Country Club Plaza

Fun Facts About Mission Hills

Ernest Hemingway wrote much of his classic A Farewell to Arms while staying in Mission Hills in 1928.

The 2011 ABC Family television drama Switched at Birth was set in Kansas City, Missouri with the main characters living in Mission Hills.

Best Restaurants in Mission Hills

Tavern in the Village

Tavern in the Village in nearby Prairie Village boasts a modern American cuisine, with wine & cocktails served in an urban neighborhood hangout.

Blue Moose

Also in nearby Prairie Village is Blue Moose, and upscale take on American comfort food. 

Mission Hills was ranked #3 on the Forbes list of America’s most affluent neighborhoods and rated the #1 safest city in Kansas by Safewise. With little crime and few residents, it relies on the Prairie Village police officers for law enforcement.

Old Mission Hills

The northern half of Mission Hills, north of 63rd Street, is informally called "Old Mission Hills" and is dominated by opulent houses on large lots. There are two private country clubs in this section: The Mission Hills Country Club and the Kansas City Country Club. 

The Mission Hills Country Club

The Mission Hills Country Club is a private club established in 1914. The original club consisted of 121 acres in Kansas and 7 acres in Missouri, with the clubhouse on the Missouri side because of more lax liquor laws on the Missouri side. 


Sunken Garden

A micro park originally built in the 1920s has been recently brought back to life in Mission Hills. The all-inclusive renovation project included new landscaping, hardscaping, and an irrigation system. It has been restored to its original beauty complete with tranquil sounds and eye-catching greenery.

Spend a little time here and quickly discover that the pleasant surroundings are matched by the outlook of the people who live here. A cozy informality sends a welcome message to new and old residents alike. Younger residents who were fortunate enough to grow up here have come back to settle down and raise a family. It is an ideal environment in which to be raised which explains why more and more families with children are moving here. Once you have lived here, few places compare to Mission Hills.

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