Where can I find an upscale neighborhood in Downtown Kansas City?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Country Club District is one of the more upscale areas of downtown Kansas City. It sprang up around the site of the old Kansas City Country Club, which is the source of its name.

The district is home to the fourteen-square-block Country Club Plaza, an outdoor shopping and entertainment area with restaurants, cafes, shops, and nightclubs. It also boasts two nationally renowned art museums, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. The 75-acre Loose Park, one of the most popular in the city, now resides where the Kansas City Country Club once stood. The park features a garden center, Japanese tea room, tennis courts, a playground, picnic areas, and walking trails, as well as the Stanley R. McLane Arboretum and the Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden.

Outside of the Country Club Plaza, there are more unique shops, cultural attractions, and trendy restaurants in the neighborhoods of Brookside and Sunset Hill.

This area tends to attract urban professionals and other trendsetters, and it reflects this vibe. If you are looking for a Kansas City rental apartment, they are available in the Country Club District from studios to four-bedroom units. Prices are significantly higher than in other areas in the Kansas City metro area.

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