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Come see the fastest growing corridor in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
With about 4,650 residents, Edwardsville is quietly becoming a business success not only for Western Wyandotte County, but the entire Kansas City metropolitan area.
Located south of the Kansas Speedway, Edwardsville is among the area’s most prosperous communities, featuring an excellent balance of developments and strong but manageable growth. Edwardsville also benefits from excellent schools and public services. Its best feature-at least according to most residents-is its continued image of a rural, small-town atmosphere accessible to the resources offered by a larger metropolitan region.
Edwardsville is located in the western portion of metropolitan Kansas City. It is bounded on the west by Bonner Springs and on the east by Kansas City, Kansas. Edwardsville is strategically situated with adjacent highway access to both I-70 and I-435. In terms of advantages for current businesses and residents, as well as growth potential, this strategic location plays a major role. Edwardsville currently supports a population of approximately 4,650.
Since August 2000, this community has seen more than $72 million in new business, including creation of more than 1,000 new jobs. Extensive, open land and Edwardsville’s strategic location have brought an influx of industrial companies as well as other development.
Part of this success is due to a two-part strategy by the community that exploits the city’s natural assets. Besides the “location, location, location” advantage, the city also adds smart development requirements that promote an efficiency not found in larger cities.
With industrial development in the naturally flat Kansas River Valley on its southern quadrant, Edwardsville is home to more than two-dozen large businesses. These companies continue to exhibit a strong and diverse economic presence, providing stability for the entire community.
Economic development activities are a high priority and are conducted in tandem with Wyandotte Economic Development Council (formerly WDI). Extensive property, including prime vacant ground, remains in Edwardsville and is available for future development.
Edwardsville has a wide variety of housing options to choose from for singles, families, and senior citizens. Residential growth has been steady, with an emphasis on rural development that features large lots and acreage. Numerous housing additions have started in recent years, however. Edwardsville, also lists three apartment facilities and three homes geared to older adults or long-term care. Edwardsville also has the largest mobile home community in Kansas. Extensive open ground remains for future growth.
The Bonner Springs/Edwardsville School District USD 204 provides education in the area. The district provides quality education throughout the area, including at the Edwardsville Elementary School. Older students attend the Robert E. Clark Middle School and Bonner Springs High School, both in nearby Bonner Springs.
Local adults are well educated. More than 81 percent of the residents have a high school degree or greater education. Another 12.8 percent have bachelor’s degrees and 3.7 percent have graduate or professional training. Local unemployment is among the lowest in the country.
The spiritual community is important here. With a population of less than 5,000, Edwardsville still boasts six churches within its twelve square miles. A number of service organizations also make their home here and contribute to the fabric of the community with volunteers and numerous programs.
Edwardsville has a dynamic Park and Recreation Advisory Board, which oversees the city’s park facilities. These amenities include two ball diamonds, playground area, shelter house, sand volleyball court, and three soccer fields. This facility serves adult softball in the spring and fall, youth soccer in the spring and a fall and a summer baseball program for area youth.
One of the most attractive features of Edwardsville is its combination of small town flavor near major attractions such as the thriving Village West retail area. Edwardsville’s community flavor is evident in activities such as the popular September Autumnfest and parade. Crafts festival, children’s games and an evening of bingo complete the day.
(As showcased in Ingram's Magazine)
For more information about Edwardsville:
For more information, call the Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce at 913-422-5044.
or Wyandotte Economic Council at 913.371.3198.