Welcome to Basehor

Basehor offers a small-town atmosphere while still being close to shopping, restaurants and other conveniences people enjoy.

Discover basehor

 So close to what you want, and so far away from what you don’t want.

The city of Basehor was founded in 1889 by Rueben and Ephriam Basehor from Mifflintown, PA. Basehor, though it has grown significantly since then, remains a quiet, comfortable community located just outside of Kansas City. Citizens enjoy a blend of just the right amount of small town life with the amenities of urban America and big city conveniences. Just minutes from the metropolitan areas of Kansas City, our city’s slogan “A little country near Kansas City” says it all.

With convenient access to highways US 24-40, Kansas Highway 7, Interstate 435 and Interstate 70 it is a 20 minute drive to Kansas City, Missouri, KCI Airport, Leavenworth, Lawrence, Overland Park and Olathe. Village West, a 7 minute drive, is a 400 acre retail and entertainment destination situated at I-435 and I-70. Within Village West, Cabela’s and Nebraska Furniture Mart have experienced record numbers of visitors. The area is also home to the Kansas Speedway, Kansas City T-Bones stadium, Sporting Kansas City soccer stadium, Schlitterbahn waterpark and Hollywood Casino. At Village West you will find a variety of shopping and restaurants and it’s all less than 10 minutes away!

Basehor has recently built a new Library, Post Office, Elementary and Middle School. We also have a premier 18 hole public golf course (Falcon Lakes) and a 15 acre city park. With our prime location, small town atmosphere and a volunteer spirited community, Basehor is a great place to live!

Churches - A variety of denominational churches are located within the community of Basehor, including Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Catholic, Christian, Church of Christ, Church of God Independent and Jehovah’s Witness.

Clubs and Organizations - Basehor has a number of active organizations giving residents many opportunities to become active and join with others to contribute to the improvement of our community. Many of the organizations focus on supporting the youth of our area while others work to build a strong, beautiful, neighborly community. There is Basehor PRIDE and Gold PRIDE, Basehor Historical Society, Friends of the Library, Park Association, Athletic Association, Scouts for boys and girls, Booster Club, Kiwanis Club, and VFW Post 11499, just to name a few. Our community is rich in volunteer spirit which makes for a wonder place to live and serve with others.

Hospitals/Doctors - The Kansas City metro area is home to some of the Midwests’ premier doctors and medical facilities. Closest to Basehor are Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, St. John’s Hospital in Leavenworth, Cushing Hospital in Leavenworth. There is also a veteran’s hospital (VA) in Lansing. These hospitals are all within a 15 minute drive while Shawnee Mission Medical Center (Shawnee, KS) is about a 25 minute drive.

There are doctors offices in Bonner Springs and Tonganoxie, 5 – 7 minutes away, as well as near every hospital. 


Important phone numbers

Evergy - 1-800-383-1183

MIDCO - 1-800-888-1300
AT&T - 1-800-499-7928

Water Department
Rural Water District #7 - 913-724-7000

Basehor Community Library
1400 N. 158th St.

Basehor Post Office
2402 N. 155th St.

Leavenworth County Council on Aging

City of Basehor
(Animal license, animal control, voter registration)

Basehor Police Department


VFW Post
2806 N. 155th St.

Leavenworth County Driver’s License, DMV
County Courthouse, 113 Delaware, Leavenworth, KS
County Annex, 725 Laming Rd, Tonganoxie, KS

Voter Registration
Leavenworth County Courthouse, Leavenworth, KS
Basehor City Hall
Basehor Community Library

Leavenworth Times– 913-682-0305
The Kansas City Star – 816-234-4545

Providence Medical Center – 913-596-4000
Cushing Memorial Hospital – 913-684-1100
St. John Hospital – 913-680-6000
Shawnee Mission Medical Center – 913-676-2000
KU Medical Center – 913-588-5000
Veteran’s Administration Hospital – 913-682-2000