History of South Kansas City
The history of South Kansas City began when it was first settled in 1812. The area is full of rich culture with the small town feel and has been continually growing since its beginning.
The first people to settle the land were French traders that came down from St. Louis in 1812, which was still under Spanish rule at this time. The area of South Kansas City became known as Laredo and later Taylorsville during its early years before it was incorporated into the city of Kansas City after a long fight between two factions for control over who would incorporate it. Once part of the city, many new businesses began to open up along with residential areas due to an increase demand for workers needed because there were more jobs than people available; however, by 1910 only about half of what they expected ended up being built causing economic downturns.
Later on in 1920’s one family business opened called Western Auto Store where today is the location of Southpark Mall. This business helped the economic growth in the area by employing others and providing goods to people for a good price, which caused more jobs and businesses to open up. The 1930’s saw another boost from an oil refinery that brought many new jobs to the city; however, just like before it went through tough times during World War II but ended up recovering quickly due to increased industrialization after repairs were made.
South Kansas City is a neighborhood in the south of Kansas City, Missouri. The area has evolved into its own community with restaurants and shops located throughout the district for shoppers to explore. However it’s still close enough that you can get downtown if your heart desires or head over to another part of town for anything from shopping at Plaza Frontenac Mall to catching a show at Starlight Theatre – both are only about ten minutes away by car! And don’t forget, every Thursday night during spring through fall there is live music on the stage right outside Loose Park while food trucks line up along Main Street inviting hungry visitors who wander around this beautiful park which was named one of America’s Best Designed Parks in 2008 according to American Planning Association (APA).
The area is easily accessible by car or public transportation as it’s close to the Blue Line and only about a mile away from Red Bridge Road. If you’re not sure where South Kansas City is, just head south on I-29 until you see all of the new construction along with beautiful old homes – in fact there are over 200 that have been designated historical landmarks because of their unique architecture! Now here comes the best part: most of these historic gems were less than $100K when we last checked so if you’ve always wanted your own little piece of history now might be an excellent time to make this dream come true while interest rates remain low and inventory remains high!
South Kansas City is known as the “City Within A Park” with its abundance of green space including Loose Memorial Park that was named one of America’s Best Designed Parks in 2008 by the American Planning Association (APA). The area is easily accessible by car or public transportation as it’s close to Main Street and only about a mile away from I-29. If you’re not sure where South Kansas City is, just head south on I-29 until you see all of the new construction along with beautiful old homes – most were less than $100K when we last checked so now might be an excellent time to make this dream come true while interest rates remain low and inventory remains high!
This neighborhood has a lot to offer everyone, young professionals and families alike. So what are you waiting for? Come check it out!
There’s still plenty of room left in our South Kansas City Blog Hop so be sure to head on over here where there’s more great information about the area including videos with local Realtors as well as links that will direct you around the city if you want even more info (and trust us – we know how hard it is to move cross-country so having all of your questions answered before arriving can go a long way toward making life easier).