Suburban Treats Await in Lee’s Summit, Lakewood, and Lake Lotawana
Located just east of the metro, the city of Lake Lotawana surrounds the largest private lake in Missouri. With 600 acres of surface water and 27 miles of shoreline, it is populated by every style, size and shape of home, from cozy log cabins to million dollar estates, and private docks that hold pontoons, PWCs, ski boats, fishing boats, sailboats and more.
Residents can take advantage of the Missouri Yacht Club on the lake and lakeside dining at Marina Grog and Galley. Sailing and ski clubs connect residents for a family feeling throughout the neighborhood. Such events as Lotawana Day, with many activities including ski shows and swimming contests, and the 4th of July, with brilliant fireworks, always attract large crowds. Another community located east of KC ideal for lake lovers is the Lakewood subdivision, boasting two lakes with a total surface area of 365 acres. This prestigious 2,200-acre neighborhood
features the Lakewood Oaks Golf course, a championship course, with pro shop, restaurant and bar onsite.
Condominiums and homes dot the neighborhood, with many amenities including four swimming pools and a neighborhood swim team, fitness center, tennis courts, ball fields and play areas. Sunset cruises on the lakes are priceless. The suburb of Lee’s Summit, southeast of the metro, is renowned for educational excellence, diversity of neighborhood options and a downtown brimming with “small town” ambiance, with over 40 specialty local retail shops, restaurants and many annual events. Free Wi-Fi and a new electric vehicle charging station further enhance the downtown amenities, and the summer concert series draws lawn chairs and families gathered near the quaint train car which houses the Chamber of Commerce. Downtown Days, weekly events and Fourth Fridays create a nostalgic, neighborhood feel. The Magic Tree, which greets drivers entering the city just off 470 Highway, has become somewhat of a city icon during the Christmas season.