Armour Hills Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The Armour Hills neighborhood is named for the Armour family. Kirkland Armour was a president of the meatpacking enterprise his grandfather began and also had real estate interests in Kansas City. He raised prize Hereford cattle on the rolling land that is now the Armour Hills neighborhood.
J. C. Nichols bought the land from the Armour family in 1922, then began development of the area. He wanted each home to be unique, so there are a variety of harmonious styles in the community, including Tudor Revival, American Craftsman, and Dutch Colonial. Builders also used diverse materials such as brick, wood, and native stone to construct the homes.
The boundary of the Armour Hills neighborhood on the north is Sixty-Fifth Street. On the east, the boundary line is Oak Street; on the south, it is Gregory Boulevard; and on the west, it is Brookside Road. The ZIP code for Armour Hills is 64113.
Arbor Villa, the shady neighborhood park in Armour Hills, has tennis courts, children’s play equipment, and picnic tables. Swope Park, which has hiking, fishing, and picnicking, is about three miles east of Armour Hills. Its outdoor theater features touring Broadway shows and other entertainment in summer. Along the west side of the Armour Hills neighborhood, the Trolley Track Trail offers cyclists, strollers, and dog-walkers room to roam.
Shopping, dining, and nightlife in the popular Brookside area are less than a mile away from the neighborhood and easily accessible by the Trolley Track Trail as well as by car. Another regional shopping center is glitzy Country Club Plaza, about three miles north of Armour Hills.
Commuters can get downtown on the Ward Parkway, just west of Armour Hills, or on the I-71, less than two miles to the east.
Armour Hills is a welcoming and graceful neighborhood with shady lawns, well-preserved homes, and a sense of peace.