While the City of Gardner has blossomed from a primarily rural area, many of the family-oriented real estate subdivisions feature modern single-family residences loaded with amenities. Numerous affordable homes can be found in developments such as Cottage Creek, Gardner Lake, Double Gate and Moonlight Gardens.
Many future homeowners seek out Gardner for its open expanse of land and its proximity to Kansas City and all the "big city" amenities it affords. A host of cultural and entertainment facilities can be found in the metro area including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri Repertory Theater, State Ballet of Missouri, Starlight Theater and the Kansas City Symphony. The Kansas City Zoo, Worlds of Fun amusement park and Oceans of Fun are also a short drive away. Sports enthusiasts have numerous professional teams to cheer for including Chiefs Football, Royals Baseball, Attack Soccer, Blades Hockey and Explorers World Team Tennis.
For those seeking a more active participation, there are numerous recreational opportunities with the city. There are four public parks, including beautiful Cornerstone Park, and an 18-hole municipal golf course. Within 10 minutes north of Gardner is 125-acre Gardner Lake, where fishing and light boating are popular. Hillsdale Lake, a 4,850-acre multi-purpose lake only seven miles south of the city, attracts more than 600,000 visitors annually. The Johnson County Fairgrounds in Gardner is also host to the annual Johnson County Fair.
Many business people in Gardner commute to work; however, New Century AirCenter and Embarq (formerly Sprint North Supply) employ thousands of local workers. Business opportunities, affordable housing, quality education and health care, and memorable barbecue are a few of the many things that make Gardner a special place to live. This growing and progressive community strives for a promising future without sacrificing its small-town personality or it historic links to the past.
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