Homes in Kansas City - Roanoke Historic Neighborhood - The Roanoke neghborhood in Kansas City consists of 140 lots on the tax records. Several lots are land only owned by the City of Kansas City. Kansas City Life Insurance Company owns several lots and buildings. The majority of Roanoke is privately owned residential homes.
The Roanoke neighborhood in Kansas City is north of Westport and east of Kansas University Medical Center. It is bordered by Roanoke Park on the north and east - extends south to 38th Street and east to Jefferson. It is one of Kansas City's oldest neghborhoods. Most homes in Roanoke were built between the 1890's and 1930's.
Homes in the Roanoke neighborhood are generally large and set back from the street. They are unique with pleasing architectural details. Roanoke homes come with rich histories dating back to the time when the trading post of Westport was growing into the metropolitan area we now know as Kansas City.
You will see a variety of styles in Roanoke - Victorians, traditional foursquare, blends of styles and even one by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The neighborhood itself is park-like with 100 year old trees shading the streets. Artists and musicians have been attracted to the Roanoke neighborhood since it's inception. Be sure to stop in for a tour of the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio when you go!