Brookside is a neighborhood located in Kansas City, Missouri, bounded by 55th Street on the North, Gregory on the South, Ward Parkway on the West, and Troost on the East. The neighborhood contains the Brookside Shopping District.
Planned and built in 1920, was the city’s first suburban shopping area. Designed to serve the automobile set, it boasted specialty, grocery and drug stores, medical offices, even a special community center, as well as the first south side police and fire stations.
The Brookside area is home to the University of Missouri–Kansas City, Rockhurst University, Stowers Institute, Midwest Research Institute, and the Linda Hall Library. Russell Stover Candies‘ headquarters is in Brookside.
Brookside is home to more than 70 shops, restaurants, and offices, all unique and in keeping with the original neighborhood charm and architecture. From chic coffeehouses, neighborhood joints and high-end eateries, Brookside offers something for everyone. Every May, the also area hosts the Brookside Art Annual, a nationally recognized art fair that has been taking place for over twenty years. Another annual tradition in the area is the St. Patrick Warm-Up Parade.
You can visit www.brooksidekc.org to learn more about the unique local shops, restaurants and area events..
As of January 2016, UC-B Properties is working to bring modern design to the area with contemporary one and two bedroom apartments and townhomes.