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Blog: News From the Urban Cool KC Team

What's New in the Beacon Hill Neighborhood? Careful You May Fall In Love!

North of Longfellow sits the neighborhood of Beacon Hill. Spanning over nearly 90 acres, this urbanistic neighborhood provides a panoramic view of downtown. Beacon Hill lies in a prime location with walking distance to Crown Center, Hospital Hill, and Union Station. The design of this neighborhood features a traditional style with a pedestrian orientation. Within Beacon Hill you will also find a community center, retail live/work spaces, and commercial lofts.

Longfellow: Your Holiday and Future Neighborhood

This neighborhood features historic architecture with a charming vibe. Its a Holiday Neighborhood because when you take your family and friends to Crown Center for shopping, ice skating and holiday restaruanting, Longfellow is the closest Neighborhood.  So check this amazing historic yet up and coming Neighborhood out.

Neighborhood Treasures: Kansas City Farmers' Markets

Many of our neighborhoods have Farmers Markets of their own, and—even better—many are walkable. Besides being a chance to get fresher produce, farmers’ markets give us the chance to shop local, and support small businesses in the area.

Neighborhood Treasures: National Museum of Toys & Miniatures

Housed in one of Kansas City’s stunning historic homes, the 38-room Tureman House overlooks the UMKC campus. The interior of this Italianate mansion still reveals hints of its original 1911 luxury. Plan your own playdate at the Toy and Miniature Museum, or go on a house tour with one of our realtors to look at the properties for sale in the surrounding area.

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

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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.