Brookside

Loaded with charm, elegance and attitude, this treed oasis 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 look and feel is actually very consistent. Entire streets share the same pleasant look, but without repetition. 

Full of charm and friendly neighbors, this entertainment district is as pleasant as it is lively, thanks in part to the diverse collage of nightlife, history, and family-friendly activities.

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. Locals love lounging at Kansas City Bier Company, a resident brewery with a German-style biergarten, or an outdoor patio that touts taps and tastes ideal for a summer or fall day. Climb aboard Pedal Hopper, a European-style party bike that seats 16 and makes pit stops at preselected destinations so that pedalers can grab a drink and take a load off. 

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 perfect neighborhood complement to a bustling city, Waldo plays host to events and festivals fit for people of all ages. Lace up your running shoes for the Trolley Run, an area tradition that traces the historic streetcar/trolley tracks and is the largest timed four-mile road race in the country. Plan to visit during Waldo Fall Festival, a free event with live local music, food trucks and tons of activities for kids, ranging from face painting to yard games. Tour a restored landmark of westward expansion, the Alexander Majors Historic House & Museum, the antebellum home to the father of the Pony Express. 

Residents 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: