Olathe is a city located in as well as the county seat of Johnson County, Kansas, and is currently home to over 125,000 residents, making it the fifth-largest city in the state. Located in the southwestern part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Olathe is the fourth-largest city in the Kansas City metro area and a major economic and political component of the greater Kansas City area. Olathe is one of the fastest-growing cities not just in Kansas, but in the entire United States, and has been ranked several times as one of the best cities to live in, to work in, to raise a family in and to start a business in.

Olathe was founded in early 1857 and the founder, Dr. John T. Barton, wanted to name the city “Beautiful,” but not in English; instead, he asked his Shawnee guide what the word was in his language, and was told “Olathe,” which is how the city came to be named. It was incorporated in late 1857 and the first official census count done in Olathe, in 1870, put the population at over 1,800 residents. The city would maintain a slow but steady growth pattern until the 1950’s, when the city began seeing rapid population growth and expansion. The reason for this is the construction of the Interstate Highway System in the Kansas City metro area; I-35 was constructed through Olathe, which prompted a lot of new people to move to the area; it has continued to grow ever since.

During the summer months, average daily highs in Olathe tend to get into the upper 80’s to low 90’s during the day, with overnight lows dropping down into the mid-to-upper 60’s. Winter months of course bring colder temperatures, and snow is not uncommon in the area during the coldest parts of the year. During the winter average daily highs only reach into the upper 30’s and maybe the low 40’s; overnight lows often drop down into the high teens and low 20’s, rarely getting above freezing.

Olathe is a wonderful place to live, and if you are looking for auto transport to the city, look no further than American Auto Shipping. One toll free call to 800-930-7417, or taking one minute to fill out our free online quote request form and you’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen. So call or go online today and see what American Auto Shipping can do for you!


Local References


Olathe Zip Codes Include:

66051, 66061, 66062, 66063