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Our Favorite Summertime Activities Near Our Communities

May 31, 2022

The sun is shining and the temperatures are rising here in the Kansas City area, and there’s no better way to take advantage of the beautiful summer weather than spending time outdoors and enjoying unique family fun near all of our incredible communities. Whether you’re in Olathe, Lee’s Summit, Parkville or anywhere in between—the charming towns offer an array of options for our homeowners when it comes to one-of-a-kind entertainment, from local outdoor events to endless natural beauty and more. At Inspired Homes, we’re here to help you enjoy the warm weather to the fullest extent—so read on to discover some amazing summertime activities to partake in near all of our remarkable communities throughout the Kansas City area.

Explore the outdoors

The entire Kansas City metropolitan area boasts a wide variety of natural beauty to observe and enjoy, especially during the warmer seasons. Our Kansas residents love to visit the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens to find 300 acres full of lush garden areas and scenic summertime views—as well as incredible hiking trails, a children’s discovery garden, unique sculptures and a variety of educational programs and interactive events. The White Tail Trail in Parkville, the trails at Ernie Miller Park in Olathe and the trails at Unity Village in Lee’s Summit make for fantastic summer destinations—whether you’re a hiker, a birdwatcher or an active outdoor enthusiast. For those who love an adrenaline rush, be sure to stop by Go Ape in the gorgeous Swope Park to find axe throwing, zip lining, tree climbing and more for an adventure-filled experience. 

To cool off on the water, visit Longview Lake for the perfect place to explore nature to the fullest extent on hot, sunny days—where you can jet ski or boat on the gorgeous water, fish for largemouth bass, swim at the beach and explore the miles of hike and bike trails while admiring the beautiful scenery. For an optimized view of the KC skyline on the Missouri River—check out Kansas City Kayak & Canoe this summer to discover the beauty of the river and the tall buildings from a new point of view. The summer is the perfect time for outdoor adventures in Kansas City—from zip lining and hiking to swimming and kayaking. 

Experience the endless outdoor entertainment

If there’s one thing that Kansas City is known for—it’s the wide range of entertainment and amenities that are available at all times, especially during the summer. Whether you enjoy delicious restaurants with wonderful patios or would rather attend fun-filled festivals and events, there’s something for everyone to appreciate during the warmer months in the Kansas City area. 

It’s essential for residents to visit the incredible farmers’ markets throughout Kansas City, which offer an array of goods and services—especially during the summer months. Locals can load up on fruits and veggies, natural honey, free-range meats, cheese and dairy, flowers, handmade goods and specialty products like kombucha, coffee, pierogies, fruit pies and more—no matter which Inspired Homes community you reside in. On weekends, browse the Farmers Market within the downtown City Market, the city’s oldest continuously operating open-air market—and expect to find the charming Downtown Lee's Summit Farmers Market booming with activity. The Olathe Farmers Market is a local staple, featuring an array of unique vendors that bring out an impressive crowd, and the Overland Park Farmers Market is a great place to frequent—both recurring every Saturday and Wednesday throughout the summer.

The outdoor fun possibilities are neverending during the summers in Kansas City, whether you’re a sports fan, an animal lover or a music connoisseur. The warm weather brings the perfect time to take a trip with the family to the Kansas City Zoo, which features hundreds of animals that represent species from around the world. Take the kids to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun for an easy transition from roller coasters to water slides—and don’t forget to stop by Lake Olathe Aqua Park this summer for the ultimate floating obstacle course. Get in touch with your inner athlete at Children’s Mercy Park to watch the KC Current or Sporting KC, and experience top-notch baseball with the whole family at the Kauffman Stadium for a Royals game. Lastly, enjoy live music, art alleys, food trucks, eclectic shops and more in the Crossroads Art District for First Fridays this summer—and check out world-famous musical stars, accompanied by delicious food, craft beer and plenty of fun on June 17 and 18 during Boulevardia at Crown Center. 

Optimize your summer with Inspired Homes

Above all, it’s important to take in the gorgeous summer weather that Kansas City and all of its amazing towns have to offer for our homeowners, whether you’re participating in any of the activities mentioned above or making use of your outdoor space in any of our incredible homes. At Inspired Homes, we know that it’s important to have a balance between indoor and outdoor lifestyles, which is why our forward-thinking communities contain a variety of outside spaces for our residents—whether it’s a resort-like pool, a spacious tennis court, or a sizable back yard for your own outdoor oasis. Kansas City comes with a plethora of one-of-a-kind summertime activities for anyone and everyone to enjoy, and our stunning communities and carefully-crafted homes add even more to the year-round livability of this amazing area.

For more information or to schedule a showing of the exceptional communities and breathtaking available homes that we offer throughout the Kansas City area, feel free to give us a call at 816-548-3300 or contact us online at any time.

Inspired Homes provided a great experience for the building of my home! It was crazy Covid year but this didn’t stop them from answering all challenges. Thank you!!

Marilee S. | The Reserve

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