Kansas City Neighborhoods

Among Kansas City’s more than 240 neighborhoods, you’ll find areas that feel like their own mini-cities—each unique with its own history, charm and attractions.

Country Club Plaza

Some call it the “Rodeo Drive of the Midwest,” but this Spanish-inspired shopping district dotted with fountains and statues truly has a flavor all its own.

Kansas City Power & Light District

Located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Kansas City Power & Light District generates buzz all across town with citywide watch parties, huge concerts and terrific food.

Crown Center

Stay and play in this Downtown area where family fun reigns supreme.

Crossroads Arts District

The neighborhood that arts built: Once-vacant warehouses are now home to galleries, restaurants and more.

18th & Vine

Follow the downtown beat to Kansas City’s historic jazz district, where barbecue, baseball and blues meld together for one sweet melody.


Craft and cool are king in this area locals know as a popular nightlife district with a history as rich as the entertainment options are vast.

West 39th Street

More than just an incredibly walkable strip of real estate between KU Med and Westport, West 39th Street is a funky collage of culture and cuisine—and one of the most colorful neighborhoods in the city.

River Market

Sample cuisines from all across the world and navigate through stalls stocked with fresh produce. This distinct, 150-year-old riverfront neighborhood is a mecca for lovers of history, local produce and fresh eats.

West Bottoms

Where hipsters vibe and antique shoppers thrive. No longer an insider secret, there’s never a shortage of history to discover or treasures to find in this hip, historic district that in many ways embodies the past, present and future of Kansas City.

East Bottoms

Named for its position against the confluence of two rivers, this emerging neighborhood boasts local institutions young and old, and a history unlike any other.


Don’t be fooled by its low-key vibe: Exuberant parades and one-of-a-kind festivals color this charming, historic neighborhood built in the 1920s. From annual parades to family fairs, the calendar is always full in Brookside.


This entertainment district is as pleasant as it is lively, thanks in part to the diverse collage of nightlife, Kansas City history and family-friendly activities.


A historically diverse, multicultural area with Latino and Mexican-American influences, Westside brims with metro gems, from local wares to restaurants defining farm-to-table.

Southwest Boulevard

International food, flavorful coffee and craft brew dominate Southwest Boulevard—a celebrated stretch of road adjacent to the Crossroads featuring a spirit vibe totally unique to KC.

South Plaza

Just south of Brush Creek, this laid-back neighborhood touts historic homes that hint at the city’s storied past—and a thriving culture scene that tells of the here-and-now—as tree-lined streets intermingle with scenic parks and a college campus more than 80 years old.


The Northland knocks its suburban reputation with one-of-a-kind restaurants, great shopping districts and the first riverboat casinos in the state of Missouri.

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