West Southwest 3 Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Located only a mile from Washburn University, residents of the West Southwest 3 neighborhood are within walking distance of many shopping, dining, and recreational sites. Most homes in the area are small ranch homes on small lots. Sidewalks and large shade trees create an appealing atmosphere. West Southwest 3 is bound by Southwest 17th Street, Southwest Gage Boulevard, and I-470.
The neighborhood shopping district is Fairlawn Plaza, with a large grocery store, a pharmacy, specialty stores, and a Maximus Gym. A few blocks beyond Fairlawn Plaza is a Target store. West Ridge Mall and the Wanamaker Road retail district are only a mile or so away.
Along 21st Street and along Wanamaker Road are numerous fast food and casual dining restaurants. Most nationally known franchises can be found here along with several cinema complexes.
Recreational facilities are very close by. Crestview Park and Community Center is within the boundaries of West Southwest 3. Crestview Community Center offers activities for all ages and interests, including fitness classes, preschool programs, basketball, and volleyball. The Center is available for birthday parties and special events.
Shunga Trail runs along the south part of the neighborhood, beginning at Crestview Park. Currently, it is 4.5 miles of paved trail for hiking, biking, and skating and connects with other parks nearby, ending at the Expocentre. Washburn University is another popular neighborhood recreation area.
West Ridge Lanes and nearby public golf courses round out the neighborhood recreational sites. Lake Shawnee, only a few miles away, provides camping facilities, a 400-acre lake for boating and swimming, and summer camps. There is an 18-hole public golf course at Lake Shawnee.
Nearby Washburn University, known for its strong academic programs and law school, is quite involved with the community, providing concerts, festivals, and lively athletic competition.