Lee’s Summit City Guide
Lee’s Summit, Missouri is a small city about 20 miles southwest of Kansas City (Missouri, that is, not Kansas City, Kansas) with a population of 91,364. CNN/Money ranked it number 27 on its 100 Best Cities to Live in the U.S. list. Between this infamy and its four-season humid continental climate (hot and muggy in the summer, cold and dry in the winter), Lee’s Summit, Missouri makes a great place to live.
In 1865, this quaint town was named after early settler and postmaster Dr. Pleasant John Graves Lea who was killed in the American Civil War on his farm which was located on the highest point in town. Due to a misspelling, the town was officially called Lee’s Summit and not Lea’s Summit. If you’re interested in history, check out Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery where many local notable people are buried, like Rick Roeber, the barefoot runner, and all four members of the James-Younger Gang.
If you’re a history buff who has amassed a large collection of Civil War costumes and your spouse won’t let you wear them at home, don’t fret—you can store them (and prance around in them if you want) in a handy self storage facility in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
There are plenty of fun things to do for the whole family, including taking a day trip to Paradise Park Family Fun & Adventure where you can play miniature golf, arcade games, take a spin on the bumper cars, or enjoy the petting zoo. If you prefer water, you can visit Summit Waves, a water park that features a 904-foot “Action River.”
Once you’ve tuckered out the kiddies, leave them with the grandparents and head out to The W, a quaint bar where you’ll find the best cocktails in town. Or for more sustenance, check out Stuey McBrew’s Tavern and Tables, which offers exceptional food and very happy Happy Hours. For some relaxing entertainment, head over to Blue Springs 8 Movie Theater, which has an ongoing “Too Good Tuesday” special where movie tickets are $5 and popcorn and soda combos are just $1.
Where to store all your summer water gear during the off-season? In a convenient local self-storage unit in Lee’s Summit.
There are 26 self storage units in Lees Summit, MO in a 15 mile radius to choose from with over 26 units available for rent
Using $1.00/sqft as a national average, the average price for a self storage unit is $1.63. This is 62.94% higher with $0.63 net increase in cost per square foot. You'll be paying more in medium to large cities as storage prices are generally higher in densely populated areas.
Choose from multiple self storage facilities in Lees Summit including:
If storage near Lees Summit, Missouri is not close enough to you, you may be interested in the 15 nearby cities including Bates City, Belton, Blue Springs, Buckner, Cleveland, Gladstone, Grain Valley, Grandview, Greenwood, Harrisonville, Independence, Kansas City, Merriam, Mission, Oak Grove.
We also have specialized storage to choose from in Lees Summit. If you require a climate controlled unit where temperature and humidity are important, please check out our Lees Summit, MO Climate Controlled Storage, page. If you need to store a boat, car, or RV near Lees Summit, MO, please visit our Lees Summit, MO Car, Boat & RV Storage Storage page.