Coronado is a neighborhood in Kansas City, KS, and is the north-easternmost area of the city. Coronado has a small-town feel and is close enough to Kansas City for many conveniences.
A residential neighborhood, Coronado also has several small businesses and major employers including Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Black & Veatch Global Headquarters which are located in the New Century Park just south of Coronado.
Coronado is unique in that it has an abundance of unique homes, large trees, and mature landscaping along with a rural “feel.” It borders the Turner Diagonal Freeway (HWY 69) to the south and stretches all the way up to I-435 (Katy Freeway) on its northern border. Located just minutes from downtown Kansas City, Coronado has easy access to the airport, downtown, and across the state line into Missouri.
The first settlers in Coronado were various Native American tribes including Pottawatomie, Kansa, Miami, and Ioway. However, it wasn’t until 1843 that Henry W. Coronado arrived. Henry purchased the land, built a home, and began growing crops.
After several years of successful farming, he moved his family there in 1860 where they remained for three generations. The Coronado name stuck with the area which was now known as “Coronados” or just “The Coronado.” The post office was established in 1875 and the name “Coronados” was shortened to just “Coronado.”
Historically, Coronado was a rural farming community that had farms, orchards, and crops. It was not until the later part of the 20th century that it grew into a residential neighborhood with businesses.
As the surrounding area grew and more business developments were built in the vicinity of New Century Park (at I-435 & 69 HWY), Coronado became a desirable place to live for those who work at these businesses, as well as those commuting across the state line into Missouri.
Coronado neighborhood has many places to visit including The Coronado Center, New Century Park, and Stowers Institute for Medical Research.
The Coronado Center is a large community center that hosts many classes, activities, and events throughout the year. It also has two swimming pools including an outdoor Olympic-sized pool.
New Century Park is a large park with several unique features including an amphitheater, fountains, and The New Century Fire & Ice Pavilion.
It also has a fountain called the Memory Fountain, which is a tribute to Vietnam veterans.
Notable Residents include the former owner of the Kansas City Royals and now the owner of the Orix Buffaloes, David Glass. Mr. Glass lives in Coronado with his wife and children and is a regular at community events including The Coronado Center.
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Driving Direction To One Shot Water Heaters of Kansas City, MO:
One Shot Water Heaters of Kansas City is located at 4102 N Harrison Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116. From Coronado, Kansas City, KS, Head north on Coronado Rd, Then turn right to stay on same road, now take right onto Hilltop Rd, and then go left onto W Parkwood Blvd, now turn right to become onto Esplanade St, now go left onto N 10th St. After a miles ahead, drive left ontoUS-69 N/7th St/N 7th St Trfy, then use any lane to take the ramp onto I-635 N, now take exit 12B S for Interstate 29 S/U.S. 71 S, time to merge onto I-29 S/US-71 S, then take exit 1D for MO-283 S/Oak Trfwy. Almost there, time to Merge onto MO-283 S/N Oak Trafficway, then go left onto NE 42nd St, stay right to continue on Parvin Rd, now take a final right onto N Harrison Ave to reach your desitnation which will be on the left.