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Still blazing new trails in 2012 Welcome to Olathe, Kansas, a great place to live, work, learn, shop, and play With a population of more than 127,000, Olathe is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation U.S. Census. The community is the states fifth largest city. Despite its phenomenal growth, it retains a hometown flavor with a quality of life second to none. In fact, it has been ranked as among the Best Cities in which to live Money and Forbes magazines and Citizen r


A great place to lIVe Be sure to visit to see a video of Olathe with great aerial views and a glimpse of the awards and recognitions that illustrate why Olathe is a great place to live. The site where three historic trails the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California trails once converged, Olathe is still blazing new trails 150 years later in such diverse fields as global positioning, bioscience, technology, medicine and education. A 60squaremile city that serves as the county seat of

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A great place to lIVe Who lives Here young families find this growing and dynamic community of 127,000 a great place to call home. The average age is 32.4 years, compared to the national average of 36.9. Approximately 32.4 percent of Olatheans are between the ages of 25 and 44, beginning their families. An estimated 23 percent are in the peak earning years between 45 and 64. Residents are well educated. More than 95 percent are high school graduates or earned high school equivalency, 43.8 perce

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A great place to WORK Corporate Ridge Office Park Increasingly, Olathe is home to regional, national, and international headquarters. Among them are Garmin International making Olathe the GPS Capital of the World, Terracon Consulting and Engineering, Grundfos Pumps, Butler National Corp, Sokkia, Systems Material Handling, the National Board of Respiratory CareAMP, NIC, Hayes Drilling, and TransAm Trucking. Olathe has prospered over the 150 plus years since it was founded. Today, it is one of

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A great place to WORK Photo courtesy of the Kansas Bioscience Authority. Major employers 2,000 or more employees Olathe School District 233 Johnson County Government Farmers Insurance Garmin International Olathe Medical Center Based on CERI 2011 data 100 to 199 employees Xpedx A Division of International Paper Kansas State School for the Deaf Santa Marta Webco Manufacturing Inc. Gerson International Signature Landscape Lowes Olive Garden Prairie Life Center Royal Terrace Nursing and Rehabili

Kansas Bioscience Park Located just east of Kansas Highway 7 on College Boulevard on 92 acres of rolling, wooded land, Kansas Bioscience Park positions Olathe as a major presence in the bioscience field. The park is home to the Kansas State University Olathe Campus with its Institute for Animal Health and Food Safety and the Kansas Bioscience Authority and its Venture Accelerator. This unique research and office park provides a powerful mix of deep academic research resources, tremendous industr

A great place to leaRn Photo courtesy of Olathe District Schools Olathe students earn above average scores ACT 2011 Olathe ......................................23.6 State.........................................22.0 National ....................................21.1 sAT 2011 Critical Reading Math Writing Olathe .........608 ........ 620 ........585 Kansas ........580 ........ 591 ........563 Nation..........497 ........ 514 ........489 Olathe Public Schools Olathe School District is the seco

Responsive. Resourceful Reliable Its easy to do business with Terracon. With 34 years of Kansas City area experience, we can avoid or resolve a wide variety of issues through our knowledge of local conditions and experience, resulting in costeffective and efficient services. Olathe Public Schools TERRACON CONsULTANTs Terracon provided geotechnical engineering services for the Olathe Health Education Center, a partnership between Olathe Medical Center and Johnson County Community College. Olat

A great place to leaRn Photo courtesy of Kansas StateOlathe Other Schools Olathe is also home to the Kansas School for the Deaf, which was established in 1861 and has an enrollment of 150 students, half of whom are day students and half residential. The school, which has had a significant impact on Olathe over the years, just celebrated its 150th anniversary celebration. PRIVATE sCHOOLs sERVING OLATHE Berean Christian School K12 Faith Baptist School K12 Kadesh Academy K12 Olathe Christian

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A great place to SHOP Olathe shopping Centers at a glance Alden Center, 135th Black Bob Bass Pro Shops and Olathe Gateway, 119th and Renner Black Bob Marketplace, 135th and Black Bob Crossroads Shopping Center, Santa Fe and MurLen Eastgate Shopping Center, Santa Fe and Ridgeview Great Mall of the Great Plains, 151st Street and I35 Hyvee Center, 119th and Ridgeview Northridge Plaza, 119th and Strang Line Olathe Landing, Santa Fe and MurLen Olathe Pointe, 119th and Black Bob Olathe S

this ake T Located in Olathe, Kansas, Garmin International designs, manufactures and markets navigation, communication and information devices. We are the world leader in GPS navigation and have more than 3,000 associates in the Kansas City area. If your talents shine in Engineering, Marketing, Business Development, Sales, Operations, Aviation, Human Resources or Product Support, wed love to talk to you. Learn more and apply online. EOAAMFDV b ve it jo lo and GARMIN quality used cars Robert T

A great place to SHOP WOMENs CHILDRENs FORMAL WEAR Burlington Coat Factory DEB Shops Juniors Plus Group USA The Bridal Salon MENs FAsHION Aeropostale Burlington Coat Factory Gear Zone Hibbett Sports OK Fashions Sportibles Treasure Hunt FOOTWEAR Burlington Coat Factory Famous Footwear Hibbett Sports Journeys OK Fashions Payless Shoe Source Shoes for Less PHOTOGRAPHY Studio 101 ARTs, CRAFTs, HOBBY As Seen on TV Burlington Coat Factory Dollar Value Enchanted Gifts Gifts Decor Sportibles sPEC

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A great place to Play Photo courtesy of Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historical experiences Olatheans are proud of the citys role in Western expansion. Three historic trailsthe Santa Fe, Oregon , and California trailsconverged in Olathe. MAHAFFIE sTAGECOACH sTOP FARM HIsTORIC sITE Chief among the historic sites Olatheans enjoy is the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop Farm Historic Site, the only working stagecoach stop left on the Santa Fe Trail. Depending on the time of year, visitors can expl

Photo courtesy of Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm The Residence Inn Olathe, Kansas gives you room to relax, room to work, room to breathe. Stretch out in a 50 larger room for about the same price as an ordinary hotel room. Start your day with our complimentary full, hot breakfast. Relax in our pool or whirlpool. End your day in our sports court and fitness room. Come See the Difference Feel at home when youre away from home 12215 South Strang Line Road Olathe, Kansas 66062

A great place to Play Photo courtesy Chestnut Fine Arts Center Cultural pursuits Olathe is enriched by the efforts of the Olathe Arts Alliance, which is composed of the Olathe Community Orchestra, the Olathe Community Chorus, the Olathe Community Theatre, the Olathe Civic Band, and Olathe Visual Artists. Concerts, performances, exhibits and art fairs showcase local and regional artists with events planned throughout the year. The City of Olathe supplements with an assortment of popular summer


A great place to Play Bass Pro Shops. Photo courtesy of Mark Coffey Sports Olatheans love sports. Among the sporting events held in Olathe in 2011 were the Olathe Chambers Garmin formerly Oz Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, and Kids Run and the Rush National Soccer Tournament. In 2013 Olathe will host the USATF Masters Outdoor Track and Field National Championships at the Olathe District Schools Activities Center. Because Olatheans are devoted to sports, drawing sporting events and organizations t

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A great place to Play Johnson County Old Settlers a Sampling 2012 Festivals events Olathe Farmers Market April through October Purchase regionally grown fresh produce, plants, and fresh flowers Saturdays Apr.Oct., 7 a.m. and Wednesdays JuneSept., 3 p.m. in historic downtown Olathe at Poplar Street and Kansas Avenue. Sponsored by the City of Olathe. Check to verify dates and times or contact Rick Dryden at or 9139716263. Olathe summer Concert series Select


A great place to Play Farmers Market May Through Oct. 20 Olathe Farmers Market, Saturdays through Oct. 20 8 a.m. until sold. 200 W. Santa Fe, Poplar and Kansas in downtown Olathe. Call City of Olathe for at 9139718563. www.olatheks.orgParksRecFarmers May 5 Kansas Heart Sole Classic 5k and 10 k Runs. Over 300 local, state, and regional runners participate in the fun run, tot trot, 5K runwalk, and 10K run. Begins at Johnson County Square, corner of Park and Cherry streets in historic downtown O

Something for Everyone All you can eat Steak after 400 Endless Buffet Catering To Go Banquet Room GOLDEN CORRAL Mias Bridal Tailoring Help Yourself to Happiness 13440 S. Blackbob Olathe, KS 913 3900223 Hours MonThurs 119 Fri 1110 Sat 73010 Sun 7309 MAIN sTREET CREDIT UNION 2012 2013 OLATHE RELOCATION AND COMMUNITY GUIDE 29

A great place to Play June 28 Olathe Night at the Kansas City TBones at Community America Ballpark. Group discount tickets available. Kids Eat Free Night.Tickets available at the Parks Recreation office or call 913 9716263 starting May 24. Deadline to purchase tickets is June 14. 9. June 28 19th Century Fireworks and Olathe Civic Band at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop Mahaffie Farm. Free. Special activities such as stage coach rides will also be available for 2 per person for age 3 and up. 7930 pm,

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A great place to Play Great Midwest Balloon Fest aUGUST Through October 20 Olathe Farmers Market, Saturdays through Oct. 20 8 a.m. until sold Wednesdays through Sept. 26 3 p.m. until sold. 200 W. Santa Fe, Poplar and Kansas in downtown Olathe. Call City of Olathe for at 9139718563. www.olatheks.orgParksRecFarmers. August 10 12 Third Annual Great Midwest Balloon Fest at the Great Mall of the Great Plains. Hot air balloons, food, kids zone, balloon rides, ascensions, magical balloon glows, othe

Helping build simmons First National Bank businesses since 1903. Whether youre dreaming of starting a new business, expanding the one youve got or simply trying to run yours more efficiently, Simmons First has all the business services to do it. So stop by any one of our 84 financial centers and see the full array of business services we have at your disposal. 11599 Ridgeview Olathe, KS 66061 9138945400 15670 West 135th St. Olathe, KS 66062 9138945400 MEMBER FDIC SINCE 1903 w

A great place to Play October 1113 Historic Cemetery Tours. Learn about the history of Olathe through a guided cemetery tour. Explore the symbols, historical figures and landscape of the cemetery. The tour requires a lot of walking. Refreshments. Tours at 7, 730, 8, and 830. Advanced tickets required. 913 9715111 for reservations. Olathe Memorial Cemetery, 738 N. Chestnut St. Please meet at Northview Elementary School, 905 N Walker Olathe. 3adults, 2children ages 511 October 27 Trick or Treat Of


OUR GOVeRnMenT City of Olathe TOLLFREE LEGIsLATIVE HOTLINE The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners provides a tollfree hotline to residents who would like to reach the Kansas governors staff and the Johnson County delegation during the Kansas legislative session. The hotline operates only when the legislature is in session, from 830 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Dial 913 7155000 voice or 800 7663777 TDD for the Kansas Relay Center and give the operator the name of the person you wish to

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COMMUnITy SeRVICeS Photos courtesy of Olathe Medical Center Olathe is the only fullservice city in Johnson County with its own police, fire, parks and recreation, library, water, sewer, and sanitation services. Residents are served by the Olathe Police Department and a wellstaffed fire department consisting of seven fire stations. The Public Safety Campus, located at the intersection of highways 56 and 7 near the geographical center of the city, includes police headquarters, fire administratio

Photo courtesy of Olathe Medical Center Earaches dont quit at 5 oclock. So neither do we. Illnesses dont care if your doctor is available. Olathe Health System understands that. Thats why our primary care network throughout southern Johnson, Miami and Linn counties includes many clinics with walkin, extended and weekend hours. So if you need to see a doctor today, well get you in today. Go to olathehealth.orgconvenient for a full list of our clinics and their hours. When you can get the care yo

COMMUnITy SeRVICeS CITY OF OLATHE Olathe City Hall .............................................................. 9139718600 Olathe Parks Recreation ............................................ 9139716263 Olathe Public Library ..................................................... 9139716850 Indian Creek Branch .................................................... 9139715235 Telephone Relay for Deaf............................................... 8007663777 Area Churches Listing

ATMOs ENERGY ABERDEEN VILLAGE Innovative Results, Compassionate Care N N N N N N Psychiatric hospital for children Psychiatric residential treatment facilities Family foster care Adoption KVC BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE Case management Inhome family therapy 21350 W 153rd Street N Olathe, KS 660615413 N 913.322.4900 N 2012 2013 OLATHE RELOCATION AND COMMUNITY GUIDE 43

BUSIneSS ReSOURCeS The Olathe Chamber of Commerce, located at 18001 W. 106th St., Suite 160, Olathe, KS 66061, is by mission the voice of business that advances the economic well being and quality of life in Olathe. New and existing businesses can seek help in the following ways through the Chambers Economic Development Council EDC, Convention Visitors Bureau CVB, its Business to Government Advocacy, Membership, and Leadership Development departments. Established in 1921, the Olathe Chamber of


BUSIneSS ReSOURCeS John Deere Marketing and Sales Center CITY OF OLATHE Tax abatements for new and existing industry Tax Increment Financing Industrial Revenue Bonds sTATE OF KANsAs Investment tax credits Job expansion tax credits Business capital development programs Job training incentives STAR bonds Investorlevel opportunities through the EDC Exposure through regular networking and marketing events and publications Inclusion in membership directories, on, and on th

Your Education. Your Terms. Earn your online degree and discover new possibilities for your future. Bachelors Degree Completion Programs Masters Ph.D. Certificates Kansas state Melinda sinn ONLINE 6200 Visit Call 18006222KSU 2578 2012 2013 OLATHE RELOCATION AND COMMUNITY GUIDE 47

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OLATHE MCCOWNbe a part of building Olathe. Proud to GORDON CONsTRUCTION One vision at a time. Supporting our growing Community. Its what makes us McCownGordon. 2012 2013 OLATHE RELOCATION AND COMMUNITY GUIDE 49

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OLATHE I Innovate and Grow Visionary leaders in Kansas have created a welcoming environment for bioscience researchers, entrepreneurs and industry leaders. The Venture Accelerator at the Kansas Bioscience Park in Olathe is customized with wet labs and office space designed to help the bioscience entrepreneur get to market efficiently and successfully. Located in the Kansas Bioscience Park, the Venture Accelerator places you in the heart of the Animal Health Corridor, close to the tremendous


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