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Brookside Area Insight

  • Jeff Werner
    RE/MAX Revolution
    This all girls Catholic high school is one of KC's best! I may be a bit biased as both of my sisters graduated from here, but don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself.
  • Jeff Werner
    RE/MAX Revolution
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    Brookside
    The Trolley Run through Brookside is tomorrow! It's a great little run through the heart of the neighborhood, not too hilly, beautiful scenery, and great exercise. Not much of a runner? You can sign up to walk. Come out and meet some of your future neighbors!
  • Jeff Werner
    RE/MAX Revolution
    Don't miss the 2017 Brookside Art Annual featuring local and national artists! Come out for food, fun, drinks, and great works of art. This art festival always has great attendance and is a great way to get a sense of the Brookside neighborhood.
  • Jeff Werner
    RE/MAX Revolution
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    Brookside
    Brookside is filled with so many wonderful places to eat. Appetizers and drinks? Head to The Brooksider or Charlie Hoopers. Try the newest addition to the area, The Red Door Grill featuring some of the best burgers in town! Domo is a great place for ambiance and sushi. Italian and Mexican? Jalapenos has been in the area for years; make sure you try the Jalapeno Dip. Bella Napoli is a great place to try some authentic Italian cuisine, and it's right next door to Kansas City's own Roasterie Coffee. So much to choose from!
  • Mike Minor
    RE/MAX Legacy
    Last night I was a guest at an Astor Place Homes Association social gathering hosted by a local restaurant in their event space. It was great to meet people who live in this homes association near mine and experience their strong sense of community at the gathering. The association has many events throughout the year. One that I thought was a great idea is their 'Dumpster Day,' where residents can discard unneeded items. The neighborhood association does this three times a year. I am sure this not only is a great convenience for the resident, but it also serves as an additional opportunity for neighbors to get to know each other better.
  • Mike Minor
    RE/MAX Legacy
    The Brookside area is popular for those seeking Holiday lighting displays and decorations. As the Holidays approach traffic is steady with cars, limos, and tour busses that drive the neighbors to look at the Holiday lighting and displays. While many of the neighborhoods give recognition to the best decorated homes, the community spirit of Brookside is on full display with whole blocks with coordinated lighting and displays. Many blocks also put out luminaria, those white sacks with candles that line the streets, on Christmas Eve.

    This is one of the many examples of the spirit of community in the Brookside area that make it such a great place to live.
  • Mike Minor
    RE/MAX Legacy
    I have always thought of Ward Parkway as a great street and I recently came across a plaque that confirmed this. Tree-lined Ward Parkway, that leads to the Country Club Plaza, with its fountains, statuary, and green space is designated by the American Planning Association as one of America's "great streets". Be sure to check out the link with this insight for more information.

    The idea of a grand parkway was conceived as a 'great parade of America' by developer J.C. Nichols in 1907 and designed by landscape designer George Kessler. If you are a first-time visitor to Kansas City, Ward Parkway is a great place for a walk, run, or sightseeing from your car.
  • Mike Minor
    RE/MAX Legacy
    Catch up with your friends and neighbors this weekend at the Brookside shops and look for great deals at the Annual Brookside Sidewalk Sale! Not interested in shopping? Then let the others do the shopping and relax over a nice meal in one of the many restaurants or perhaps watch the final weekend of Wimbledon at one of the four sports bars. More info is at the Brookside website.
  • Mike Minor
    RE/MAX Legacy
    When I was remodeling and expanding my kitchen in my current home, I decided to keep the butler’s pantry; that area between the kitchen and the formal dining room. This area could not be expanded with my floor-plan, which only left an approximately 2’ x 3’ countertop to use as a work space. I really wanted to have water in this area, but installing a sink, even a small one, would use quite a bit of the counter and storage space in the cabinet to accommodate the fixture and the plumbing.

    My solution was to install a restaurant-style, “water filler;” the kind that fills one glass or a small pitcher at a time by pressing the glass or pitcher into the fixture. There is a small drain below the fixture to catch overflow. With this installation there are only two, small tubes running through the cabinet; one for the water source and one for the drain. The source is connected to my reverse osmosis filter; something I could not have done with a faucet and sink set up, and the drain tube goes into the drain in the basement. This is not only a space-saving set up, it also works great if I set up a bar in the butler’s pantry.

    I ordered the water filler from a restaurant supply company and it was a little more expensive that I expected, but I think that it goes best with my home, built in 1925. It is also of very high quality. There are other less expensive options that are intended to be installed on a kitchen sink, but you’ll have to figure out some sort of drain. Another option would be install an instant hot to have both filtered tap and hot water. For this option you will need to get a dual spigot and some sort of drain.

    I have been very happy with this solution. It is very functional and used often.
  • Mike Minor
    RE/MAX Legacy
    Although my professional career has been in science and technology, I have always enjoyed working on houses, having rehabbed two houses in the Brookside area and designed and built one house on Table Rock Lake, near Branson. I am always ready to do the work that I have the time to do and that does not necessarily need to be done by professionals.

    An issue with older homes sometimes is replacing or matching items that are no longer produced to repair or expand an area in your home. A great place to look for these items is Habitat for Humanity’s Restore, located on 79th Street between Brookside and Wornall Roads. I have found their prices to be very reasonable and I have the sense of satisfaction of helping to keep things out of the landfill when I purchase things there. The store also has new items for sale as well that have been donated. Speaking of donations, they accept donations at the rear of the building, located on 79th Terrace. This is a great way to keep down the clutter by donating usable, leftover items that you do not need after a project is completed without throwing them in the trash.

    Using Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is a great place to look for unique items and to get rid of usable items that you no longer need, while keeping things out of the landfill!
  • Mike Minor
    RE/MAX Legacy
    In the 1920's, Kansas City was given the nickname “The Paris of the Plains.” For me, this nickname still holds up when I think of the restaurants, coffee shops, and pubs with sidewalk seating in the Brookside shopping area. Similar to the iconic sidewalk cafes in Paris, these restaurants, coffee shops, and pubs are a great place to enjoy a leisurely a cup of coffee, drink, or meal while reading the newspaper, people watching, or catching up with neighbors and friends as they happen by.

    In the immediate Brookside area, if you include 63rd and Oak Streets, there are approximately ten restaurants, coffee shops, and pubs that offer sidewalk or other types of outside seating. If you include the adjacent neighborhoods of Waldo and Crestwood, located in opposite directions on the Trolley Trail, this number easily doubles. Many of these outside areas are “dog friendly” and have water bowls for pets, but it is best to call ahead to be sure prior to your first visit.
  • Mike Minor
    RE/MAX Legacy
    Kansas City is a great city for runners. In this insight, I am focusing on the Brookside/Country Club Plaza areas. These are both popular areas for running.

    Having run 34 marathons and numerous other races, running has been a big part of my life. Whether you prefer running on trails, though neighborhoods, or through parks, Kansas City has options for you. One of my favorite runs starts on the Trolley Track trail near my home in Brookside, where I head north to Millcreek Park, and return home by way of the Country Club Plaza (“The Plaza”) and Loose Park.

    The Trolley Track Trail (officially, the “Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail”) is a popular 6-mile long trail. The tracks are gone and replaced by a crushed limestone surface; great for running! The trail goes through several neighborhoods the heart of the Brookside area. The trail is not so good for cyclists looking for a smooth ride because all of the street intersections with traffic lights and the trail’s popularity with runners and walkers. There are drinking fountains located at 63rd Street and Brookside Blvd., and near the baseball diamond in Brookside Park, located at Brookside Blvd. and 56th Street.

    Mill Creek Park, is an 11-acre park located about two blocks north of the end of the Trolley Trail on the opposite side of Brush Creek. One of the main features of the park is arguably Kansas City’s most famous fountain, the JC Nichols Memorial Fountain, a large fountain complete with four, full sized equestrians. Near the center of Mill Creek Park is exercise equipment and a water fountain. Around the perimeter of the park is a soft-surface, one-mile running/walking track. The park is also a popular place for soccer and volleyball.

    At Mill Creek Park I start heading south to return home. The trip home takes me through the Country Club Plaza and Jacob L. Loose Park. Loose Park is a 75-acre park complete with a lake, public tennis courts, and wading pool for children. Around the perimeter of the park is a 2.57-mile running/walking trail, composed of mostly concrete. There is a drinking fountain located on the west side of the park, near the tennis courts.

    Running is a popular sport in Kansas City. In Insight I have focused on individual runs in the Brookside and Country Club Plaza area. In future insights I will focus on additional areas for individual runs and organized running events.
  • Mike Minor
    RE/MAX Legacy
    Brookside is a very special area featuring unique homes with character, tree-lined streets, and the convenience of nearby shops, grocery stores, restaurants, and weekly farmers’ market; but beyond this I have always found a real sense of community in the Brookside area. Before buying my first home in the area, nearly 30 years ago, I was a renter, moving every couple of years, seldom knowing any of my neighbors. However, when I purchased my first home in the Brookside subdivision of Armour Hills, many of my new neighbors dropped by to introduce themselves, even some with welcome gifts. I would learn that there would be block parties and gatherings in peoples’ homes, in addition to the annual Brookside Arts Fair and Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, that attracts many people to the area.

    My experience is that neighbors have always been quick to ask if there is anything that they can do for me while I am out of town. If I am out of town for a couple of days, neighbors will typically put my newspaper or any unexpected packages that are delivered out of sight, without even being asked. I have developed life-long friendships with many of my neighbors. Even though I moved a few blocks away from the original home I purchased about ten years ago, I continue to be invited to block parties and other events as others are that once lived on the block. For me the Brookside area has been a great place to live, not only for the charm of the area but also for the community that supports it.
  • Melissa Hay
    RE/MAX State Line
    I just love the Dible Tudors in Brookside. Brookside is a popular area of Kansas City and is known for beautiful, historic architecture. Residents enjoy a wide variety of local shopping and dining.
  • Brookside is a very old and beloved neighborhood that has been proudly taken care of with one house being more beautiful than the next! These homes were built around the late 1920’s by the famous Real Estate Developer, Jesse Clyde Nichols, better known as J.C. Nichols and have been so maintained that the neighborhood is bursting with charm! It is very friendly and desirable with a extraordinary location as it is close to the esteemed Country Club Plaza, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and Nelson-Atkins Museum.
  • The Brookside community of Kansas City is one of the most charming areas in the metropolitan area. There is something for everyone in this community - local shops, multiple restaurants, the farmers market, a wonderful walking trail that connects the plaza (47th street) to the south end of Waldo (85th street) and public tennis courts. On a nice day you will find that the area around 63rd Street and Brookside Boulevard is crowded with many patrons One of my most favorite events that occurs is Brookside is their annual St. Patricks Day Warm Up Parade While it does not draw in the same crowd as the Kansas City St. Patricks Day Parade, it is the perfect way for a family to celebrate the holiday. The parade has been going for 36 years now and truly gets bigger and better ever year. The parade is typically the Saturday before St. Patricks Day - this year it is on March 12th and will start at 2:00 p.m. All of the shops and restaurants are open for business. You can enjoy a nice afternoon in one of our city's prettiest communities.
  • The Brookside neighborhood offers many great reasons to call it home. The following describes just a few of its perks. You'll see why this is such a great area of Kansas City.

    1) History - As you drive down any of the streets in Brookside, you will realize just how much history exists here. From the Tudor style, to colonials, to charming bungalows, Brookside has all the characteristics of of well-crafted homes.

    2) Walkability - Most people that live in Brookside enjoy the luxury of being able to walk to most everything they need!

    3) The Trolley Track Trail - This trail stretches along an old streetcar line from UMKC to 85th and Prospect. This trail is extremely popular with walkers, runners, and cyclists.

    4) Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment - Whether you need groceries, a unique dining experience or, a night out on the town, Brookside has everything to offer!

    5) The MAX - Try riding from Brookside to the City Market, or take a trip to the Crossroads on this transit line that stretches from the City Market to Brookside!
  • Melissa Hay
    RE/MAX State Line
    I recently sold a beautiful Dible Tudor home in Armour Hills. The link below has a great article on Dible characteristics such as arched doorways, large chimneys, stone/brick exteriors. They truly look storybook cute!
  • The Rowan Team
    RE/MAX Premier Realty
    One of my favorite things about the Brookside area is the locally owned shops and restaurants. While more and more of suburbia trends towards the larger national chains, Brookside remains a great spot to support local and small businesses. Keep that in mind this holiday season as you are out and about shopping and dining.
  • Marianne Damon
    RE/MAX Realty Suburban
    Everybody wants to live in Brookside. But where is it? Some say it starts at 51st Street, some say 55th Street. The official boundaries for Brookside are 62nd Terrace to the North, Meyer Blvd to the South. Wornall to the West and Main to the East. Such a desirable neighborhood!
  • The Rowan Team
    RE/MAX Premier Realty
    The Brookside shopping area will celebrate Christmas in the Park 2013 on Thursday, December 5th near the tennis courts at 63rd and Brookside Blvd. There will be giveaways, refreshments, and fun things for the whole family provided by area merchants. It's always a great event to attend and meet or see some of your neighbors.
  • Debbie L. Staab
    RE/MAX Premier Realty
    I thought I'd highlight some of our great subdivisions in BKS. Here is some info on Armour Fields subdivision that was established in 1926.
    http://armourfields.org/
  • Tricia Wegner
    RE/MAX Premier Realty
    Live in Brookside and you can walk to just about anything that you need from auto mechanics, to dry-cleaners, to the grocery store, bars, restaurants, and even to some every popular coffee shops. The area is known for it's historical homes built in the 1920's era, the trolley trail, the shops, and the very mature trees.

    The homes in this area vary in size, designs, and price. This is not a cookie cutter type of neighborhood. Take a drive through the many streets in this area and you will see a large variety of paint colors and styles. Some choose to embrace the history of the home, while others go the route of modernization. The collection of differences is a fun site to see and experience.

    The trolley trail no longer has the tracks or the trolley and is instead a stretch of land running approx 5.2 miles from south of the Plaza area to south of Waldo. It connects some ever popular areas such as UMKC, Brookside and Waldo. This trail is heavily used by runners, walkers, bikers, Mommy's, kids, and dogs. Some use it for leisure or exercise, while others actually use it to commute to work or school. It's common to walk the trail to the shops for a shopping or dining experience as well. Being able to walk to many of the local eateries is a major attraction to those who reside here.

    If you have been in the area then you will know and remember the large mature trees. Many residents have a love-hate relationship with these. They are old and need some love. They can withstand a lot of force, but sometimes just the fact that they are up to 100 years old can force them to lose a branch here and there, which can create extra yard-work. On the upside, they do provide lots of shade and an everlasting beauty. In fact, they are so beautiful that many people have a stamp of Brookside and trees in their memory.
  • Lisa Kopp
    RE/MAX Premier Realty
    Brookside, built in 1920, was the city's first suburban shopping area, it had specialty, grocery and drug stores, medical offices, a community center, and first police and fire stations south of the city. Located in an eclectic neighborhood in the center of Kansas City, Brookside is just minutes from downtown, the Plaza and the southern suburbs.

    Brookside is home to more than 70 shops, restaurants, and offices, all unique and have kept the original neighborhood charm and architecture.

    The Brookside Art Fair celebrated its 28th year in 2013. This fair is one of the first of the year and offers a more affordable option to the Country Club Plaza Art Fair.
  • Greg Koons
    RE/MAX Results
    Brookside is an eclectic neighborhood located in Kansas City, Missouri. The area, just a few blocks south of the Country Club Plaza, is just minutes from downtown as well as the city’s southern suburbs. The neighborhood is centered around the Brookside Shopping District, which features more than 70 shops, restaurants, grocery stores and businesses - each unique and in keeping with the original neighborhood charm and architecture. The boundary of the neighborhood runs from 62nd Terrace to Meyer Boulevard on the North/South and Wornall Road to Main Street on the West/East.

    The Brookside area is home to the Stowers Institute, the Midwest Research Institute, Russell Stover Candies' headquarters, the Linda Hall Library, The University of Missouri - Kansas City, and Rockhurst University. Brookside makes up one portion of the Country Club District, the largest contiguous master-planned community in the United States.

    The popular Brookside Art Annual, which is closing in on its 30th year, is celebrated each year on a weekend in early May. The heart of Brookside’s business district plays host, drawing over 70,000 people from around the Midwest. The Brookside Art Annual is known for its hospitality and festive atmosphere, and has become a must-attend event for art seekers and artists alike.

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