Merriam is located in Northeast Johnson County, Kansas, and is only eight miles south of downtown Kansas City. A central location along Interstate 35 and relatively small size make Merriam an accessible and convenient place for travelers, residents, and businesses. A strong sense of community and an active business climate gives Merriam all of the advantages of being in the metropolitan area while retaining small town benefits and atmosphere.
Merriam residents enjoy a wide variety of amenities and services, including several parks, an aquatic center, abundant retail options, safe communities, a diverse housing stock and great schools. Merriam is located in the perfect place to experience some of the perks associated with small-town living, but with convenient access to a variety of other communities.
Merriam is home to many industrial parks, automobile service providers, office parks, shopping centers, corporate headquarters, a hospital, and many small businesses. In fact, nearly 3,400 businesses are located in our part of the county employing more than 56,000 people.