5.3 out of 10

West Linwood Blvd, Broadway Gillham

Ranked 1st best street in Broadway Gillham
39.0676010754074 -94.5887639155328
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Safe & Sound
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles



"Backbone of Mid-town Kansas City"

Downtown Kansas City officially ends at 31st St, a major cross-city street through a park, a redevelopment district and then some reasonably safe, but run down blocks. Go a block South and you hit Linwood Blvd. It used to be a tree-lined a wide boulevard. It is now a major thoroughfare through town.

Linwood divides East and West at Main Street. The Western part is well maintained but a short couple of blocks and traffic here is either non-existent or a nightmare. Every evening there is typically at least one accident at W Linwood Blvd and Central St.

There are a few eating establishments around and a Home Depot and Costco here as well, but there is little if any residential development and it's clear your in the middle of Kansas City here.

On the up side, you are very close to the Plaza, plenty of shopping and food on Main Street and also quite close to Westport, where dining and night life are the specialty.
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Right in the heart of Midtown."

On W Linwood, you are in the middle of everything. You are close to both downtown Kansas City and to the Plaza, an upper scale shopping district, Westport where many local bars and trendy shops can be found. You're not far from KU Med, Penn Valley Community College, 39th & Bell shops and restaurants and the Boulevard where you can find all kinds of great authentic Mexican food. Don't forget the Nelson Atkins Art Museum and the Kansas City Art Institute.

The area is interesting as there is always lots of traffic - both by vehicles and foot. Crime is moderate I guess. My vehicle was broken into once in the 2 years I lived in the area. Insurance rates are high. Overall, I miss the area but it was not a good part of town to raise my young daughter.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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