The Longfellow neighborhood began as a first tier suburb begun in the late 19th Century and still includes many historic structures reminiscent of early Kansas City architecture featuring Victorian, Colannade and Shirtwaist style housing. Doctors, nurses, lawyers and businessmen were early Kansas City pioneers who first called Longfellow their home.
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Today, nearby amenities include two city parks, Longfellow Park and Sheila Kemper Deitrich Park, Hospital Hill and local restaurants such as the Filling Station, Teocali, Succotash, and You Say Tomato, in addition to the bars and restaurants at the area hotspot, Martini Corner.
Also within walking distance is the Crown Center shopping complex, now home to the famous Hall’s Department Store, Legoland and the SEA LIFE Aquarium. There are also several fitness centers in the neighborhood, a Home Depot, a Costco and two bus lines stop within a block. Great housing options and lots of area attractions make Longfellow a great place to call home!
One of those great options include UC-B Properties’ newest project, Twenty9 Gillham, a multi-unit residential complex, just completed in 2015. This brand new urban haven offers one and two bedroom units with amenities such as stainless steel appliances, gated parking, and comes with Google Fiber installed (among other great features)!
UC-B Properties has also helped to make a positive impact in Longfellow in partnership with award winning architect, Randy Kietzman, by building six, 1,400 sq.ft single family homes with three bedrooms, two and one-half baths. The unique, contemporary designs quickly became so popular that most of these homes sold before UC-B finished building them!
With their modern features, UC-B homes honor and blend with the historic character of the Longfellow neighborhood. These lots between 27th and Charlotte and 28th and Campbell began construction in the fall of 2013 with the first two homes completed in the spring of 2014. These modern homes were priced in the $250,000 range and fully tax abated for 10 years.
UC-B Properties loves working with these historic neighborhoods, so you can bet we’ve got another great project in Longfellow in the works!