Historic • Walkable • Dense • Bustling • Eventful
The Country Club Plaza is located in the heart of Kansas City, MO. With its beautiful Spanish architecture, fountains, sculptures, and upscale shopping, the Country Club Plaza is probably the most iconic commercial development in the city. The Plaza, as it is known, is essentially an outdoor shopping district with primarily national chain brands and a few local stores and restaurants. In the heart of the Plaza, you’ll find plenty of condominiums and apartments, and in the surrounding vicinity – there are many options for single-family homes of varying size and price points, from the modest to the million-dollar home. All of these areas carry a certain prestige, convenience, and historic charm.
In 1907, real estate developer J.C. Nichols started to buy land south of the city to develop residential neighborhoods for middle class families. He promised what others hadn’t–plumbing, water, trash pickup, miles of tree-lined avenues, neighborhood parks, sidewalks and even front lawns. He then turned his attention to a shopping center for the new residents. Formal plans for the Country Club Plaza were drawn up in 1922.