Welcome to Brookside/Waldo
Trendy, urban neighborhood with modern flair and walkability
Hip, lively, and brimming with charm, Kansas City’s Brookside and Waldo neighborhoods make an exceptional place to live. Whether moving from across town or a different state, this area delivers fantastic conveniences and amenities. People of all ages appreciate being able to walk to local restaurants and specialty shops. They also love being ultra close to the downtown area, quality schools, and a host of fun activities.
Home styles and sizes of every kind can be found in both Waldo and Brookside. Residential areas feature breathtaking single-family homes with sprawling square footage and ample character. Stately Craftsman-style properties fill tree-lined roads, giving the area a cozy and almost suburban feel. Close to the city, modern condo units are a top choice among working professionals who desire the option to walk to work.
What to Love
- Hip and trendy environment
- Excellent walkability
- Great public schools
- Fun activities throughout the year
- Excellent shopping and dining scene
Life in Waldo and Brookside is convenient and pleasant. These neighborhoods have a community-centric vibe that is welcoming and friendly. Individuals who reside here are within walking distance of an outstanding selection of restaurants, shops, and nearby attractions. They can also participate in annual events that have become beloved community staples, including the Trolley Run and Waldo Fall Festival. Residents always have fun ways to spend their time when living in this gorgeous and inviting area.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Around town, there are an abundance of places to both shop and dine. Self-proclaimed foodies feel especially at home in these neighborhoods, thanks to all of the delicious menu items that span global cuisines.In the mood for a truly exceptional pizza? For over 30 years, Kansas City residents have been coming to Waldo Pizza for that exact reason. Customize your pizza with everything from the gluten-free crust to vegan ingredients. Waldo Pizza earned the 2021 Best of KC title from Pitch. Another must-try restaurant is AIXOIS Bistro. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, diners can order classic French dishes made to perfection. Locals are also fond of the offerings at eggtc. and Brookside Poultry Co.Want to explore the best shopping establishments in both Brookside and Waldo? Head to Brookside Shops, where you can peruse over 20 boutiques and stores. See what’s just arrived at places such as Lady Bye, Savory Spice, COCO Brookside, The Corner Candleshop, and World’s Window. In the Waldo neighborhood, conveniently pick up what you need at ALDI, Waldo Hardware, Soap Refill Station, and Sutherlands.
Things to Do
Residents of Brookside and Waldo have the privilege of enjoying fun events and community hotspots throughout the year.Easily, the biggest event held in this part of Kansas City is the Trolley Run. A longstanding area tradition, this timed, four-mile road race is the biggest fundraiser for the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired. Another beloved neighborhood event is the Waldo Fall Festival. Held every September, attendees can sample items from local food trucks, participate in kid-friendly entertainment, and much more.Are you someone who goes everywhere with their canine best friend? Spend an afternoon at Bar K Dog Bar — an innovative concept that allows owners to imbibe and socialize while their pups have a merry time running and playing in a fully-staffed dog park.