Northeast, Kansas City, KS

Northeast is a neighborhood in Kansas City, KS, and is home to about 105,579 people.

The neighborhood is named for its location in relation to the city center. The neighborhood is also known for being a historically Italian American enclave, but it has become more diverse in recent years especially with an influx of Hispanics from El Salvador and Guatemala who have moved into the area from the surrounding neighborhoods, such as Northeast Heights.

Most residents are middle-class families, young professionals, and retired persons. It is popular with recent college graduates because of its proximity to Kansas City Kansas Community CollegeMetro Business Campus.

Northeast is famous for being one of Kansas City’s most beautiful neighborhoods because it has some of the nation’s best examples of Victorian architecture.

The Northeast neighborhood is home to the Northeast High School that feeds into Blue Valley Northwest High School.

The neighborhood also has a popular commercial area along its main thoroughfare of Independence Avenue, which is often busy with elderly Hispanics going to the many local shops and services in their native language.


Northeast Kansas City, KS was founded by George Kessler in 1894 as a streetcar suburb. The line was built along Independence Avenue, now Northeast Boulevard. The trolley barn housed the trolley cars until 1934 when they were replaced by buses.

The trolley barn was converted to a bowling alley in 1945 and now houses an antique mall. KCPL now provides bus service to the area.

Northeast was once part of the Town of Kansas, which ran along the Missouri River. It offered free lots to anyone willing to build on them. The area was developed after 1853 when the Kansas Territory was no longer a swampy wasteland, but an agricultural area capable of sustaining farming communities.

Northeast did eventually merge with Kansas City in 1902 after a railroad line linked the town with Downtown Kansas City.

Notable Places

Northeast neighborhood has lots of notable places such as the new North Kansas City Library, which is the city’s first new library in more than 30 years.

The Northeast Branch of The Kansas City Public Library was originally located inside a Presbyterian church until it burned down in 1980. Today its location is the 515 East 58th St. at Red Bridge Park, but plans are underway to relocate that branch into a new facility.

Northeast is also home to the National Agricultural Hall of Fame and Hoechst Celanese Corp, which manufactures fibers and plastics that are used in many products such as carpet.

The community has its own weekly newspaper called The Northeast News that features local businesses, news about the area, and events happening around town.

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 Northeast, Kansas City, KS, Head east on Lafayette Ave toward N 8th St, then turn left at the 1st cross street onto N 8th St, now turn right onto Quindaro Blvd. Then turn left onto US-69 N/7th St/N 7th St Trfy, Continue to follow US-69 N, Entering Missouri, now use any lane to take the ramp onto I-635 N, then take exit 12B S for Interstate 29 S/U.S. 71 S, From there, merge onto I-29 S/US-71 S, Take exit 1D for MO-283 S/Oak Trfwy. Time to merge onto MO-283 S/N Oak Trafficway, almost arrived. Now, turn left onto NE 42nd St, stay on right to continue on Parvin Rd, take a final right onto N Harrison Ave. Finally, you are now at your location and it’s on the right. 


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