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KC Streetcar: Past, Present, & Future - Part I


From past times to present times, the streetcar has connected culture and commerce. It was also instituted with idea to increase the density of downtown. In the 20th century, the streetcar once had over 300 miles of track which made it one of the largest systems in America at the time (Long-Middleton, 2013). Today, the streetcar operates on just two miles of track from Union Station to the River Market with discussions of expansion in the coming years.

Flotsamist: A Story of a Person's Passion


After spending years working in the advertising industry, Aaron Weidner was burnt out and ready for a change. He began collecting driftwood and other broken or discarded things, transforming them into beautiful creations for any space. Read the full story to find out how he started his business and where he came up with the word "flotsamist" at.

Historic Estate Now For Sale: Rockhill Tennis Club


Rockhill Tennis Club won’t just be having new guests, but rather new owners as well. This estate is now on the market for under $300,000.

Cycling the Corridor: The Future of Gillham Corridor


The urban lifestyle includes physically active residents. What this also means is that the city must continue to provide safe access to transport around the city whether that be on foot or bike. One specific area that is in need of some attention to help those who enjoy cycling the city exist in the Gillham Corridor.

Longfellow in the Hospital Hill Area

One of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, this area was made for walking. With more local, walkable business districts being renovated and the increasing safety of the area, residents are spending more time out and about on foot and on bike. Read more

2538 Holmes Street
836 E 27th Street


Scarritt Renaissance

Scarritt Renaissance is bounded on the north by Cliff Drive, the south by Independence Avenue and the west by Chestnut. It is within walking distance to hundreds of acres of parkland, sits in one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the city and houses some of the most architecturally interesting houses in town. Read more





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The Urban Cool KC Team

Franny Knight and Hubert Beattie, Realtors at Chartwell Realty Westport-Plaza enjoy helping people who LOVE the Unique and Aesthetically Amazing homes in the Cool Neighborhoods of Kansas City.

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Franny Knight and Hubert Beattie

Franny & Hubert have 12 years combined as Realtors, licensed both in Kansas & Missouri. Franny has a Master's Degree in Psychology from Wichita State University - Go WuShocks! She played on scholarship both Volleyball and Basketball first at Labette Community College in Parsons, KS and then transferred to WSU to finish out her basketball career. She continues to stay fit and healthy mostly by walking her babies, Dexter & Ruby daily on varieties of trails throughout the metro. In addition to being a Full Time Realtor, she teaches companies, entrepreneurs, social service agencies in workshops and consulting to improve their marketing with Social Media. Prior to being a Realtor, she was a Public Speaker and Trainer for Creative Marketing, Creative Thinking, Social Media Marketing and Communications.