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    Kansas City, Missouri - Brookside neighborhood (LONG)

    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!











































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    Trolley Track Trail follows an abandoned streetcar/interurban right-of-way through Brookside and South Kansas City.





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    Typical houses in Brookside.





































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    I love the Eckerds, I didn't see "One Hour Photo" anywhere!
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    The homes are fantastic. I'd brag too.

    Every corner store looks the same though. Damn awnings.

    And I was struck that the outdoor clasroom was fenced to discourage use.

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    GREAT pics!!!!!! wow. I like that neighborhood. its such a huge change from what I have seen in KC - miles and miles of cookie cutter subdivisions.

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    I like - especially all the trees around the houses.

    Is it just me or are there a lot of pink cars in those photos??

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    Originally posted by JNL
    I like - especially all the trees around the houses.

    Is it just me or are there a lot of pink cars in those photos??
    me too!!!! haha. I noticed the same thing.

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    I can't see the pictures

    Hi,

    My wife and I are considering moving to Brookside. I'd love to see your pictures but they are not showing for us in your cyburbia post. Is there some other way we can view them?

    Brian

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    It's an old post, and Gallery image URLs have changed slightly. I edited the image URLs, so they should now be visible,
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    Thanks!

    I appreciate you fixing the url's. Looks great.

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    As a Kansas Citian, I'll say that technically, Brookside is "walkable," but it's the kind of walkable where you drive to get where you're going there, park, and then walk between errands. The "real city" aspect of walking from residence to destination and in between isn't a reality, and that's just kind of what annoys me about it, and how we've set up American cities lately.

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