Westside

Creative. Beautiful. Modern.

The Westside neighborhood of Kansas City lays claim to two firsts, one being the first residential suburb in Kansas City at a time the area was booming with industrial and commercial endeavors.

 

Secondly, it’s home to the first park deeded to the city in 1882 by founders of Westside, William Mulkey & Catherine (Dripps) Mulkey. A historically diverse, multicultural area with Latino & Mexican­American influences, Westside brims with metro gems, from local wares (check out the eclectic Westside Storey) to restaurants defining farm­to­table (The Westside Local offers exciting new drinks & dishes, seasonally).

 

A palpable sense of community exudes from the area, solidified by frequent neighborhood­wide events like the annual Fourth of July celebration, a kids’ parade on Fat Tuesday, Cinco De Mayo festivities and more. If you want to tour the great street art murals around KC, you’ll find yourself weaving in and out of the Westside.

 

If you want to hear the arts, the Westside is perfectly situated next to the Crossroads art district, home to the iconic Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, an architectural and cultural sensation.