Fairway, Westwood, Westwood Hills

Quaint • Charming • Tree-lined • Beautiful • Convenient • Dense

These are three little distinct, small, residential towns in the northeast corner of Johnson County, Kansas, about as close as you can get to the urban core of Kansas City, Mo., but located on the Kansas side of the state line. They are each thought to be beautiful, charming, convenient places to live. These are mainly residential communities with a few convenient corner shops and grocery options. These areas are in close proximity to many commercial and shopping districts of Kansas City, MO such as the Country Club Plaza and Westport. The homes were mainly built from the 1930’s-1950’s.

Westwood and Westwood Hills

Named after Westwood View Elementary School and three existing subdivisions, Westwood and Westwood Hills were developed by the J.C. Nichols Company in 1922 as a subdivision. According to a Nichols publication, the city was “highly wooded, slightly rolling ground commanding a view of the beautiful Brush Creek valley.*


In the 1930s, as Kansas City suburbs were developing, a developer laid out a subdivision near a golf course. It was named Fairway from its proximity to several driving ranges. Fairway was incorporated in 1949 and is known as “The City of Trees”.


Truman Road to 2nd St, Jefferson to Oak

Residential Architecture:

Historic buildings and new construction

Median Home Price:

$197,000, Ranging from $89,000 – $745,000 (2016-2017)

Average Home Size:

1,675 sqft

School District:

Shawnee Mission School District

Neighborhood Links:

The City of Westwood

Westwood Hills

Fairway, Kansas