In 2018, Overland gained some notoriety for hosting the first Grandoozy music festival. Organizers may have hit pause on the event for 2019, but that hasn’t slowed things down in this historic neighborhood that weaves alongside the South Platte River. Apartments are starting to pop up and share space with long-standing, single-family homes, and an influx of new businesses are standing by to serve them all.
How we got these numbers: We utilized the city’s official list of 78 neighborhoods (only 74 had enough data to be included), and ranked them using four variables: home prices, crime data, school rankings, and an X factor score that accounts for things like access to open space, proximity to public transportation, and restaurant and shopping options. For more on our methodology, return to the main page.
Eat & Drink
Considering its central city-adjacent location, Overland has an unexpected number of top-notch local booze producers. Laws Whiskey House, Bear Creek Distillery, and Declaration Brewing Company all fall within the area’s boundaries. (Nondrinkers can head to Session Coffee.)
Of course, drinking on an empty stomach is never a good idea. At Breakfast King, you never need to worry about that, as the diner is open 24 hours. Other belly-filling options include La Cour, a French bistro meets jazz club; the Brutal Poodle, “a hard rock-inspired tavern”; and GB Fish & Chips.
The heart of the neighborhood is Overland Park Golf Course, the oldest running course this side of the Mississippi. Its 18 holes are great for beginners (though all skills levels will enjoy teeing off here), and the venue even offers night golf.