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The Neighborhood

The Modern Standard In Brookside Living


You’ll find many rare and excellent shopping options around The Romanelli Reserve. Brookside is home to an abundance of locally owned businesses, including two grocery stores and a wide variety of unique boutiques, as well as gyms, salons, art galleries, jewelry stores, and more! You’ll find multiple shopping centers located in Brookside and Waldo and other nearby neighborhoods including:

– The Brookside Shops
– The Shops of Prairie Village
– The Colonial Shops
– Crestwood Shops
– Westwood Hills Shops
– The Country Club Plaza


Within just a few blocks radius of The Romanelli Reserve, you’ll discover a myriad of dining options – including some of the best restaurants in Kansas City! From cozy coffee shops and artisan bakeries to unique bistros and trending restaurants offering a wide range of domestic and international cuisine. Be sure to check out their websites!

Neighborhood Amenities

The business associations of Brookside and nearby Waldo treat residents and visitors to a wide variety of events throughout most all months of the year. This includes the wildly popular Brookside Art Fair, a three-day event where artists from around the city and around the country share and sell their masterpieces – and residents and visitors meet up with old friends and make new ones!

Brookside also hosts ongoing Sip & Shop days, where shoppers enjoy adult beverages while meeting local business owners and enjoying special sales!

Brookside residents and visitors alike are also treated to a bustling Farmer’s Market most every spring, summer, and fall Saturday mornings. There, local farmers and makers sell sustainably grown produce, meat, baked goods, and a variety of eclectic handmade crafts, furniture, and other items! Complementing the Saturday morning market are local musicians who often play at the market. There are also a fine variety of activities to entertain kids of all ages!

The Parks & The Arts

In addition to their vibrant shops and restaurants, these charming adjacent neighborhoods feature many well-kept parks, such as Brookside Triangle Park, Arbor Villa Park, and Loose Park, as well as the famous Trolley Trail, one of KC’s most-loved walking trails! This 6.5-mile trail is perfect for strolling or biking through the beautiful historic neighborhoods in and around Brookside and Waldo – and all are just steps away from The Romanelli Reserve. For furry friends, there are multiple well-maintained off-leash dog parks for pets to run, play, and socialize!

A couple of miles to the east of The Romanelli Reserve lies sprawling Swope Park – Kansas City’s largest park. Swope Park is home to the Kansas City Zoo, as well as two public golf courses, another off-leash dog park, the Lakeside Nature Center, and Starlight Theater. And to the northwest is fabulous Loose Park with its renowned rose garden, tennis courts, mesmerizing koi pond, and meandering walking paths.

Art lovers will appreciate the short drive from The Romanelli Reserve to two of Kansas City’s – and the Midwest’s – most famous art museums, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Both are free to visit and have large, world-renowned collections with works of art from most all periods of time from around the world. Both museums regularly host engaging social events and special collection exhibits for all to enjoy.


Take in the nightlife all around The Romanelli Reserve! From upscale to casual, there’s a place nearby to match your vibe for the night! Choose from a variety of different bars and hang out spots located just a short distance from your home base:

Peaceful Neighborhood Meets Thriving City Life

The Romanelli Reserve is located in Brookside, voted one of Kansas City’s best neighborhoods/places to live.

Brookside’s popularity is in large part due to the unique balance of historical architecture, parks, and shopping that has been established over the past 100+ years. The Romanelli Reserve sits directly in the heart of this thriving community.

Furthermore, The Romanelli Reserve’s prime location offers easy access to many parts of Kansas City:
• Westport
• The Country Club Plaza
• Waldo
• Ward Parkway
• Prairie Village
• Mission Hills
• The University of Missouri – Kansas City
• The Art Institute of Kansas City

And when in need of access to other parts of Kansas City, U.S. 71 is just a few blocks east along with its short and easy access to Downtown Kansas City to the north and Overland Park and beyond to the south.

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