Brookside Area Neighborhoods

Armour Hills

In this popular subdivision of Brookside just east of Wornall Road, the houses are quite unique! Here you’ll notice single-family bungalow, tudor and craftsman homes. This Kansas City neighborhood is filled with character and surrounded by gorgeous scenery.

The Trolley Trail is a great amenity that runs through Armour Hills and connects many surrounding neighborhoods, allowing for walkers, joggers and cyclists to get exercise. Armour Hills also offers Arbor Villa Park – complete with tennis courts and a newly installed playground. Unlike other Kansas City neighborhoods, Arbor Villa Park has a small neighborhood pool that is open seasonally.

Armour Fields

Armour Fields was built in the 1920s and is known for its scenic architectural designs. This neighborhood is just south of Greenway Fields in between Wornall Road and Ward Parkway. Take a walk through this Brookside neighborhood and you’ll discover it’s filled with charming, older Tudor homes and historic fountains alike. Homes were generally built in the 1920s, and feature stone, brick and stucco exteriors with unique architectural details on the interior. This subdivision is laced with landscaped islands and markers, tall trees and wide streets.

This incredible location is close to Kansas City’s best attractions like Loose Park, the Brookside Shopping Center and the Country Club Plaza. Armour Fields is filled with friendly, compassionate residents.

Brookside East

Old is new again in Brookside East – a neighborhood east of Oak and 63rd Street. Both north and south of 63rd Street, former medical buildings and other 1960’s and ’70’s era structures have recently been redeveloped by Butch Rigby and others with an eye for the beauty of the mid-century past. Brookside East has rapidly ascended as one of the most vibrant up and coming neighborhoods in Kansas City. The emergence of funky renovated office spaces has attracted photographers, ad agencies, a law firm, coffee shop, event space, microbrewery and a host of new retail shops and destination restaurants. Local businesses especially have gravitated to the area with its Brookside-proper proximity and its newly renovated space well-suited to small and medium size businesses.

Brookside East homes are highly sought after for those desiring to live the Brookside life but at a slightly more attractive price point. This home real estate in the area includes mostly smaller houses and many fixer-uppers – at a price and square footage that has been especially appealing to younger, first-time home buyers. Brookside East is also known for its inventory of long and deep  “Airplane Bungalow” style homes featuring welcoming front porches with traditional bungalow lines combined with protruding rear-of-home second-story “tails” – presenting an exterior appearance loosely approximating the tail of an airplane.

Brookside East is a is a pedestrian friendly neighborhood well within walking distance of the Brookside Shops.


Known as the most walkable neighborhood south of the Country Club Plaza, the Countryside neighborhood has become a prime location for people and families wanting to live close to mid-town and down-town Kansas City while retaining the local family neighborhood feel. This 4×3 block neighborhood is known for its charm, walkability, biking, gardening, landscaping, and friendly neighbors.

In 1866 the beautiful St. Teresa’s Academy was founded in Countryside. St. Teresa’s is an all-girls college preparatory school and is actually the oldest school in Kansas City.


This popular subdivision developed in 1921 straddles 55th St. and is just south of UMKC.  The historic Crestwood is one of Kansas City’s most charming neighborhoods, and it’s easy to see why. With winding roads and magnificent houses, Crestwood is one of the most stunning subdivisions of Brookside. In Crestwood you will discover beautiful pocket parks that are private to the subdivision along with the popular and historical trolley trail runs right through this neighborhood.

Crestwood shops were one of the first neighborhood shopping centers in Kansas City. This local Kansas City shopping center includes a number of independently owned boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Be sure to visit Crestwood’s famous Aixois, complete with outdoor patio and Café Europa, known for its decadent Lemon Cake.

Loose Park

The historic, beautiful Jacob L. Loose Memorial Park is the 3rd largest park in Kansas City. The park was originally part of Kansas City Country Club’s golf course until 1927 when Ella Loose bought it. Ella transformed the park and dedicated it to her husband, Jacob L. Loose.

These 75 acres include a serene pond where ducks gather, wide expanses of grass, long inner and outer winding trails, large trees, vibrant gardens, tennis courts and playgrounds. In this Kansas City neighborhood, you will find countless dogs and walkers. This park is great for picnics, photos, walks and socializing. There is a large covered pavilion for gatherings, plus, you may even spot a wedding party in the picturesque Rose Garden as well. Loose Park is surrounded by magnificent houses and is definitely a draw for the Brookside area.



Morningside is a beautiful, exclusive area of Brookside from 59th St to 65th St and Brookside Boulevard to Oak. This Kansas City neighborhood has much to offer but is perhaps best known for its wide streets and vast front yards. Many people claim Morningside Drive to be the prettiest street in all of Kanas City – and it does not continue into other neighborhoods.

Houses in Morningside were built mostly by doctors and lawyers, and these picturesque unique houses are something you can’t find anywhere else. Take a Sunday drive sometime through Morningside and you just might be surprised to spot the perfect home you’ve always dreamed of.

Sunset Hill

The luxurious Sunset Hill is just a stone’s throw away from the Country Club Plaza. The block is bounded by Sunset Drive, 51st Street and 52nd Street, and envelopes the stunning and ever-popular Loose Park, which offers everything from a serene pond to tennis courts, perfect expanses for picnics, and the occasional wedding, held in the picturesque Rose Garden.

In Sunset Hill you will find gorgeous custom, grand homes and mansions paired with dreamy winding roads.


Welcome to Waldo – a family-oriented urban neighborhood in Kansas City where you’ll find over 600 businesses in which over 50% are locally owned, nestled next to the Trolley Trail Track. Waldo is known for offering historic and charming housing, but is also known for its nightlife due to the many nearby restaurants and bars. Residents love to walk along the local shops and grab a bite to eat.

Waldo is mostly made up of lovely single-family houses. Waldo is home to Hale Cook Elementary and Academy Lafayette which are two great neighborhood schools in the KCMO school district.

Ward Parkway Corridor

Ward Parkway is the most prestigious, well-known street in Kansas City and is ranked one of the most beautiful in the entire country. Just take a drive through its dreamy over-arching trees and discover a number of grand and famous fountains along the way. There’s nothing like driving along Ward Parkway to see the rich fall colors or sparkling Christmas lights.

The luxurious houses on this street look like they are straight out of a storybook and include everything from charming Tudor houses to what can truly only be described as actual mansions. These houses were built to be forever family homes intended for generations after generations to live in.