Midtown is an eclectic and energetic community in the center of Kansas City’s urban core. Founded in the late 1800s as a bedroom community outside of the city center, it is now a five-minute trip north to downtown’s offices, Power & Light District and the Sprint Center. A five-minute trip south will take you to the Country Club Plaza shopping center and Westport restaurant and bar district.
Close proximity to University of Missouri Kansas City, Rockhurst University, the Art Institute of Kansas City and Penn Valley Community College gives Midtown a strong student presence, while also remaining home to one of Kansas City’s most racially and economically diverse communities. The streetscape includes spectacular classic architecture mixed with both historic and contemporary single family homes.
Midtown offers unequaled access to Gillham Park and scenic public spaces designed by George Kessler. Broadway and Main Street feature many nearby shops, restaurants, music venues, comedy clubs, bars and services. KCATA provides public bus transportation for easy access to UMKC, Country Club Plaza, Westport, Crown Plaza, the Crossroads, downtown and Hospital Hill.