Welcome to Olathe, Kan. the county seat of Johnson County and one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. Olathe is home to several major employers, including Honeywell, ALDI and Garmin. The flourishing employment opportunities and the city’s growth have made Olathe an increasingly popular destination for a variety of residents, including families. No matter where you live in Olathe, recreation opportunities are minutes away. The city is home to 37 parks, 57 miles of public trails and two public lakes, including Lake Olathe, which underwent a multimillion-dollar improvement project to add amenities like an amphitheater, zip line, increased beach areas and more. The development boom has also extended to the Olathe School District, which welcomed a brand-new high school, Olathe West, for the 2017-2018 academic year. The school boasts a futuristic learning environment that includes open, modular learning spaces, centrally located learning commons and four wings, or communities, that give students plenty of opportunities to collaborate as they learn and socialize. Despite Olathe’s rapid growth, the city includes an abundance of untouched, rolling terrain and plenty of trees, ensuring that residents don’t have to sacrifice serenity and scenery for the convenience of living in a thriving part of the Kansas City metro area.