Kansas City's Brookside neighborhood is about 2 km south of Country Club Plaza. Brookside was developed in the 1920s by the J.C. Nichols Company, which also developed the Plaza. It's an stable middle and upper-middle class neighborhood that is experiencing some gentrification.
I've found that Brookside residents can be irritating, because so many of them rarely waste an opportunity to say that they're from Brookside. European-style oval bumper stickers reading BKS are a common sight throughout the Kansas City area. Still, though, it's a pretty neighborhood.
Larger images can be seen in the Gallery.
Check out the abandoned streetcar tracks in the first photo!