The Brookside area of Kansas City, Missouri is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the KC metro area. It is centrally located and the homes have an abundance of character. There are great local shops and you can find LOTS of excellent dining too.
According to Wikipedia, “Brookside makes up one portion of the Country Club District, the largest contiguous master-planned community in the United States. Brookside, and the Country Club District, was designed by J.C. Nichols.”
The Brookside neighborhoods are all within the Kansas City Missouri Public School District, which is consistently improving. There are many private schools nearby as well.
The (unofficial) borders of the Brookside area are 55th Street on the north, Gregory Boulevard on the south, Ward Parkway on the west, and Troost Avenue to the east. Most of the Brookside neighborhoods are listed below. The ones with links show all homes for sale there currently.
Country Club District
Country Club Ridge
Meyer West Condominiums
Oak Meyer Gardens