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Prairie Village

About Prairie Village

21,769 in city
2,136,653 in metro
16 km² (6 mi²)
301.146061936 m
Prairie Village, incorporated in 1949 by the J.C. Nichols Company, calls itself "The Star of Kansas." Nichols designed the Country Club Plaza, dubbed by some as America's first suburban shopping center, in Kansas City, Missouri, in the 1920s. Prairie Village has many of the outstanding design features of the original Plaza – wide streets and numerous pocket parks with landscaping and statuary at the intersections. It is the only Johnson County suburb with no state or federal highways and no railroad tracks traversing its nearly seven square mile territory. Shawnee Mission East, recognized for academic excellence among public high schools, is one of Prairie Village's anchors.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
11 All Buildings
4
existing
7
unbuilt

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Claridge Court - 1994
2 Greenview Plaza - 1988
3 Shawnee Mission East High School - 1958

Building types

No. Type
6 low-rise building
4 high-rise building
1 water tower