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Blog: News From the Urban Cool KC Team

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.

Local Happenings: The Ethnic Enrichment Festival - Kansas City’s Cultural Buffet

Though the goal is to promote cultural heritage, there’s a reason this event has been lovingly called the “Eat Something From Every Country” Festival. While visiting, take a drive around the diverse neighborhoods surrounding Swope Park.

Neighborhood Treasures: Quay Coffee

Quay is clearly a spot where the urban feel is engaging, but not rushing—a place where people go to face the digital demands of modern life from an appealing and calm environment.


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. Read more

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.