Loaded with charm, elegance and attitude, brookside is warm and inviting. The area’s unique Dible Tudors were part of the Tudor Revival period, most designed by Napoleon William Dible and constructed from the 1920s through the 1950s. Although the neighborhood has some wonderful architectural variety, with Colonial and Cape Cod styles mixed among the Tudors, Prairie Styles, and bungalows, the Brookside look is actually very consistent. Entire streets share the same pleasant look, but without repetition.
Brookside has always been intentional in cultivating its pleasant appeal. As walkable as it is now, the area was originally developed in the 1920’s as a shopping destination for the first generation of automobile owners. The Brookside Business Association has been collaborating with city departments, property owners, and local businesses since 1939 to promote the best possible environment for the area’s 80+ shops, restaurants, services, etc, as well as for their neighbors and clientele. Brookside has it's focus on local businesses and the encouragement of Living Local.
dining and shopping
All within steps from your front porch, the central hub of these amenities lie at the intersection go 63rd street and Brookside Road. There you will find mostly local bars, sushi and fine dining. One of our favorite stops for caffeine boost is local coffee house, The Roasterie. After sipping on your favorite brew walk next door to Bella Napoli for a fresh pastry or hardy Italian lunch or dinner. Don't forget to pickup fresh flowers at the adorable Fiddly fig. Some of our favorite boutiques? Lauren Alexandra, Shopgirls and COCO. Click HERE to see them all.
things to do
Loose Park, at the edge of Brookside, is popular for joggers, painters, photographers, picnickers and kiddos. The Loose Park Rose Garden is a beloved destination for relaxing walks or surprise wedding proposals (not to mention a few hundred weddings each year).
The Trolley Track Trail is a mainly crushed limestone trail that was once part of the Kansas City Trolley System. The trail is over 10-miles long and connects Brookside to several restaurants, shops, public tennis courts in the heart of Brookside and UMKC.
The residents of Brookside enjoy supporting local businesses. From Coffee to flowers, spices to unique gifts at its many local shops.
Other family friendly features of the neighborhood and surrounding area include: