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Country Club District, Kansas City, MO

Country Club District is a neighborhood in Kansas City, MO, and is the 2nd most walkable neighborhood in Kansas City with a Walk Score of 99.

Located between Troost and Gregory Boulevard, Country Club District consists primarily of two and three-story single-family homes built from the late 1890s to mid-1900s. The houses show elements of the Colonial Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne styles as well as late

The southern border of Country Club District is Ward Parkway and State Line Road, Locust Street to the west, and Interstate 435 to the east. Waldo Boulevard divides the Country Club District from Brookside to the north and Mission Woods and Sunset Hills Kansas City, MO suburbs neighbor it to the south across State Line Road.

History

In the 1880s, Kansas City was expanding from its downtown limits southward and developers were starting to consider Country Club as a key extension of the inner city. The construction of a streetcar line along 63rd Street helped spur development in this area between 1892-1893. In 1895, members of the country club district formed the Jockey Club. The next year, the Kansas City Country Club was established in the area that became known as Country Club District. The Kansas City Golf and Country Club opened its doors to membership on July 14, 1897, at a cost of $40 per person.

By 1899, there were 32 homes between 63rd Street and Ward Parkway along Paseo Boulevard. The area continued to grow in popularity, which led to the establishment of the Country Club District Improvement Association in 1913. This association worked to help promote Country Club District as well as improve it by finding ways to control health problems and other issues within the neighborhood.

The Kansas City Country Club moved to a new location at 115th Street and Wornall in 1923. A group of property owners purchased the property and invited residents to join in the building of a park, which was named Hyde Park after one of its founders. The Country Club District Improvement Association petitioned the city council to change the name of 63rd Street north of Ward Parkway to Hyde Park Boulevard. Today it is known as Woodland Avenue.

Notable Places

Notable Places in Country Club District include: Country Club Plaza, Ward Parkway Shopping Center [largest shopping center in Kansas City], The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art is a large art museum adjacent to the park, and H&R Block Headquarters.

It also has two of Kansas City’s oldest cemeteries, Mount Washington and Brookside Cemeteries.

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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 Country Club District, Kansas City, MO, Head south on Belleview Ave toward W 60th Terrace, then turn right onto W 60 Terrace/W 60th Terrace, take a slight left onto Huntington Rd, then turn right onto Ward Pkwy, time to use the left 3 lanes to turn left onto Roanoke Pkwy, Continue onto Madison Ave, Continue onto SW Trafficway, Keep right to continue on SW Trfy. Now merge onto I-35 N, then use the middle 2 lanes to take exit 2U toward I-70 E/St Louis, take another merge onto I-670 E, Now take exit 2N on the left to merge onto US-71 N toward Interstate 29 N/Interstate 35 N/Saint Joseph/Des Moines, Now merge onto I-70 W/US-71 N, Continue onto US-71 N (signs for I-29 N/I-35 N/Saint Joseph/Des Moines), stay on I-29 N/I-35 N/US-71 N, Take exit 8A for Parvin Rd. Time to turn left onto NE Parvin Rd, take another left onto N Harrison Ave, Destination will be on the right. 

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