Living in Downtown Kansas City invites you into an environment of creativity, culture and entertainment unrivaled by any other neighborhood in the region. This is a live performance theater at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, unforgettable concerts at Grinder’s, catching the latest blockbuster at Alamo Drafthouse – all within steps of home. In this life you walk to work, jog to the gym, bike on the riverfront and shop for groceries down the street. The possibilities are endless. Let your imagination run wild. This is life in Downtown Kansas City.
Country Club Plaza/Ward Parkway
Developed in the 1920s as one of the nation’s first mixed use developments, the Plaza has remained Kansas City’s premiere shopping district and is now one of the most desirable retail and residential areas in the region. Distinguished by its famed Spanish colonial architecture and proximity to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, it also hosts one of the Midwest’s favorite holiday traditions, the Plaza Lighting ceremony, which kicks off the holiday season in Kansas City on Thanksgiving night with an event that draws thousands.