with it. For decades you could routinely see Overland Park, Ks in the Top 50 places to live list, often in the top 10 but that is loooooooong gone. Everything that once made JOCO and OP great places to live has been replaced by poor city planning, sprawl, lack of middle-class new homes, etc.. All that really remains, are schools in Blue Valley, but let us not forget that Shawnee Mission was once the cream of the crop before the flight south of 435 resulted in the closing of elementary schools.
This failure doesn't really amount to much, but for a city and region that often put these rankings front and center, it would be hypocritical for the area to not point out their slight.
Have you seen how your increased property tax has made your house payment increase every year? Car Tags? Imagine making under 50k and trying to keep your house in Overland Park, then having to sell it, and then trying to find a new house that you can afford with your "windfall". These middle-income earners will all soon be residents of Gardner, Edgerton, and Eudora before too long.