Historic Northeast Neighborhood Issue

Northeast Kansas City Neighborhoods Map

By Abby Hoover

This week’s issue is dedicated to the historic neighborhoods of Northeast Kansas City, Mo. The six neighborhoods – Pendleton Heights, Scarritt Renaissance, Indian Mound, Sheffield, Lykins and Independence Plaza – date back to the late 1800’s. Columbus Park has also been included because, although it is separated from Northeast by highways, the same resilience is found there.

Through the centuries and decades since, the neighborhoods have been home to some of Kansas City’s richest, but also blue collar families and immigrants from across the world. As time passed and they moved on to greener pastures, areas of the Northeast became blighted.

However, determination and grit, and the affordability that could once be found here, have kept many residents here for decades and attracted both skilled rehabbers and community-minded neighbors.

Northeast neighborhood groups have gotten creative with solutions to long-standing problems, found ways to acquire blighted properties to create safe housing, brought neighbors together for litter clean ups and celebrations, and supported the social service agencies that call our community home.

Historic Northeast is home to Kansas City’s Kessler Park with beautiful vistas of the Missouri River and downtown, meandering boulevards, the Kansas City Museum, and many cultures shared through businesses, religions and restaurants.

There are 105,579 residents in Northeast Kansas City, with a median age of 34. Of this, 48.97% are males and 51.03% are females. US-born citizens make up 91.66% of the resident pool in Northeast Kansas City, while non-US-born citizens account for 5.27%. Additionally, 3.07% of the population is represented by non-citizens.

The ever-changing, ever-growing and ever-improving Northeast is fortunate to have so many working to create a safe, clean and welcoming place we’re proud to call home.

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Pendleton Heights
Sheffield
Lykins
Scarritt Renaissance
Columbus Park
Indian Mound
Independence Plaza

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