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Living the Good Life - November 7, 2014

Q: Most of the residents who live in this Kansas community actually live inside a private gated community WITHIN the city limits. This incorporated City of the 3rd Class has a little more than 900 residents. Can you name it?

LakeQuivira KHS swimmingThe swimming area and clubhouse at Lake Quivira, Kan., sometime between 1930 and 1939. Lake Quivira had 900 acres of restricted residential and recreational property. (Image Courtesy of Kansas Historical Society /


A: Lake Quivira


LakeQuivira KHS_GateA postcard showing the main entrance of Lake Quivira, Kan. (dated between 1950 and 1959). (Image Courtesy of Kansas Historical Society / City of Lake Quivira is actually located in two Kansas counties, both Johnson and Wyandotte. In 1928, Lake Quivira Country Club was founded as a unique community in the suburbs of Kansas City. In 1966, Lake Quivira became a gated, private community and for the most part, it still is. However, Lake Quivira is also an incorporated City of the 3rd Class in Kansas. And while the city limits are slightly larger than the country club itself, most residents live next to the private lake and country club.


(Editor's Note: Thanks to Lake Quivira Mayor, Wayne Hidalgo, for help with this trivia question!)

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