Family Living in Brookside and Waldo is a Community Tradition
The Brookside Neighborhood is a sought after eclectic metropolitan jewel, with lovely historic homes, unique shops, trendy restaurants and cultural attractions.
Home to some of Kansas City’s hippest residents and urban professionals, Brookside was this city’s first suburban shopping area. It now boasts over 70 proprietors and offices which have elegantly preserved the original architecture and kept the neighborhood appeal. Located just a few short blocks south of the Country Club Plaza, this residential neighborhood begins at 51st and Wornall Road, while the retail area is further south and bounded by Wornall Road on the west, Meyer Boulevard to the south, 61st Terrace to the north and Main Street to the east.
The area is dotted with events including the Brookside Art Fair, a nationally recognized Art Fair in its 21st year. It features over 185 local, national and international artists and draws over 80,000 plus each year. The Annual St. Patrick Warm-up Parade is held the Saturday before St. Pat’s Day is a festive, family friendly event where everyone is “Irish” for a day. Brookside’s delightful neighboring city, Waldo, stretches from Gregory Boulevard on the north to 91st Street on the south, and Troost Avenue on the east to State Line Road on the west.
This vibrant neighborhood and business district began in 1841 as the farm of Dr. David Waldo, and soon became a bustling neighborhood on the edge of the city. Waldo has never lost its flavor as a fun, little family neighborhood on the edge of a big city. Today, you’ll find more than 600 businesses in Waldo, most locally owned, surrounded by a family-oriented neighborhood. This walkable, tree-lined area of our city is truly a wonderful place to work, shop, live and play.