Lake Lotawana Missouri Real Estate & Information

Lake Lotawana Missouri Real Estate & Information

The city of Lake Lotawana, Missouri, is in Jackson County about 20 miles east of Kansas City, Mo. According to, Lake Lotawana has enjoyed a 17 percent increase in its population from 2000, when it had a little more than 1,800 residents, to 2009, when more than 2,000 people called the town home.

Shopping and Dining
The relatively small population of Lake Lotawana might make you think that there’s little to do here. But, like a lot of things in life, there’s much more beyond first glance.

When it comes to shopping, dining and overall entertainment options, most small towns in the U.S. can only dream of providing their residents and visitors with the fun and frivolity that Lake Lotawana can provide.

Remember, Lake Lotawana is only 20 miles from downtown Kansas City, a major metropolitan community with all the cuisine, shopping and entertainment that come with it. Like professional sports? If you do, Lake Lotawana and the other Jackson County towns have got you covered. Depending on the season, you can grab a hot dog at a Kansas City Royals game, or delight your palate with some nachos while cheering at a Chiefs game.

Perhaps you’re just not a city person; you don’t particularly like the hustle and bustle, the crowds, the traffic, etc. Well, with more than 650,000 people residing in more than 15 smaller, individual communities, Jackson County has you covered there, too.

In nearby Lee’s Summit, you will find a premier shopping destination called Summit Fair. Summit Fair is a 550,000-square-foot, open-air, one-stop-shopping center, containing a huge variety of shopping delights, including not only well-known, nationwide retailers, such as Walmart, JCPenney and Macy’s, but also local favorites, like Crazy 8 children’s apparel, Beauty Brands health and beauty shop, and Escapist Skateboarding.

There are a wide variety of unique shops and one-of-a-kind restaurants in each one of these municipalities. A dining establishment that stands out in Lake Lotawana is the Marina Grog & Galley. Nestled comfortably on the scenic and charming shoreline of Lake Lotawana, the Marina Grog & Galley serves up a world-class wine list, diverse entrée selections, including Alaskan King Crab legs, USDA prime dry-aged steaks, and the house specialty: Deep Fried Lobster. And they throw in a breathtaking year-round view of the lake for free!

Parks and Recreation
The Jackson County Parks System was one of the first county parks departments to be established in the U.S. Hayes Park, located close to the banks of the Missouri River, pioneered the parks program in the area, opening in 1922. From these humble beginnings has sprung a parks system that today is the third largest in the country, encompassing approximately 21,000 acres.

In the last 20 years, the Jackson County Parks System has been busy developing facilities, amenities and complexes. Some of these include a 27-hole golf course, a softball complex with five beautifully manicured and brightly lighted fields; a girl's softball facility that houses seven softball fields, five picnic shelters and a batting cage large enough to accommodate eight batters at one time; and the magnificent marinas on Blue Springs Lake, Longview Lake and Lake Jacomo.

As you probably have already figured out, life in the community of Lake Lotawana revolves around water. Not only is there the 600-acre lake on which the town sits and from which it takes its name, but residents can also enjoy the numerous other lakes speckling the Jackson County countryside.

Lake Jacomo, Longview Lake, and Blue Springs Lake are picturesque and provide virtually endless opportunities for aqua fun, such as windsurfing, sailing, boating, fishing, waterskiing and, of course, swimming. In order to meet the demands of these activities and their participants, the myriad lakeside marinas in Jackson County provide all kinds of gear, gas, food, refreshments, bait, and whatever else is desired and/or required.

If you’re a history buff or just like to visit historical locations, you’ll love Jackson County. Learn about the adventures of Lewis and Clark at Fort Osage; step back in time at Missouri Town’s 1855 antebellum farming community; and visit the Truman Courthouse for as much information on Harry S. Truman's rise to the presidency as you could ever want.

Schools, Health, Transportation
The Lee’s Summit R7 School District serves the public education needs of Lake Lotawana’s residents. This district educates about 17,500 school-age young people with 18 elementary, three middle and three high schools. Other schooling options in the district include the Summit Technology Academy, Summit Ridge Academy and Great Beginnings Early Childhood Center.

Residents of Lake Lotawana have a number of health care and medical centers from which to choose, including St. Mary's Hospital, St. Luke’s East Hospital and Lee’s Summit Medical Care Center.

In addition to the numerous interstate, state and county highways that conveniently serve Jackson County’s drivers, transportation in and around the area can be accomplished via one of the following options:

  • Kansas City International Airport
  • Amtrak Passenger Trains
  • The Metro Bus (Kansas City Area Transportation Authority)
  • Senior Transportation (OATS Transportation Service)


Contact Information

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Toni Tygart Real Estate Group, Inc.
RE/MAX Elite
4243 NE Lakewood Way
Lee’s Summit MO 64064
Office: 816-795-2500
Mobile: 816-591-0275
Fax: 816-795-5005

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