Lee's Summit ranked among the Top 100 Best Cities to Live in America by Livability, scoring high marks for its economy, transportation and health.
Lee's Summit ranked #14 out of nearly 1,900 cities, towns, suburbs, exurbs, villages and townships across the U.S. evaluated on Fortune's 50 Best Places to Live for Families.
Lee's Summit was recognized as a Bike Friendly Community for the prioritization of safer bicycling environments, pro-bike policies and bike infrastructure. The City earned bronze designation in 2016 and will retain this honor through 2025. Lee's Summit is among nine cities in Missouri to receive this designation.
Lee's Summit was recognized as Walk Friendly for the prioritization of pedestrian safety, mobility and walkability. The City earned silver designation in 2015 and will retain this honor through 2025. No other metro city or city within Missouri, has received this achievement.
The City received three Engineering Excellence Awards from the ACEC for projects at the Lee’s Summit airport, U.S. 50 and Route 291, and U.S. 50 and Blackwell Road.
Lee's Summit was recognized with Silver and Gold level designations which acknowledge the assessment and age-friendly policies implemented to become more welcoming to residents of all ages.
Lee's Summit was recognized by MARC for advancing the region's goals for green infrastructure in the City's capital projects.
The Lee's Summit airport runway extension project received the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) Excellence in Concrete Pavements award.
Lee's Summit placed second in its population category as a leader in digital technology with the Digital Cities Survey award from the Center for Digital Government.
Lee's Summit ranked 41 out of 583 cities reviewed on Money magazine's 2018 list of Best Places to Live in America.
Based on 151 standards for national accreditation, the Lee's Summit Parks & Recreation Department achieved a perfect review from CAPRA and a fourth national accreditation.
The Lee’s Summit Airport Runway Improvements project was named the Public Works Transportation Project of the Year by the Kansas City Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA).
Lee's Summit received national recognition and a Gold designation for its commitment to promoting renewable energy.
Lee's Summit has been named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the 14th year Lee's Summit has received the award.
Lee's Summit recognized as a Community for All Ages with a Bronze level designation for its efforts to make the community a great place for residents of all ages to live and age well.
Lee's Summit placed third in its population category as a leader in digital technology with the Digital Cities Survey award from the Center for Digital Government.
Lee's Summit has been named a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.