Lenexa is a city in the central part of Johnson County, located in northeast Kansas, in the central United States of America. The population was estimated to be 43,434 in the year 2005. It is the fourth most populous city in the county. As a satellite city of Kansas City, Missouri, Lenexa is included in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. It is bordered by the cities of Shawnee to the north, Overland Park to the east, De Soto to the west and Olathe to the south. In July 2009, Lenexa was named the #26 best small town to live in the United States by Money magazine.