Central Blue Valley Park Tower Garde Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Tidy bungalows, Craftsman style homes, and brick ranch homes make up the Central Blue Valley Park/Park Tower Garde neighborhood. The terrain is quite hilly in places and parts of the neighborhood have an open, almost rural feeling. However, sidewalks run through most areas and it is quite central to many urban amenities.
Central Blue Valley Park/Park Tower Garde is bound by East 17th Street, 23rd Street, and Hardesty Avenue. Blue Valley Park lies across 23rd Street, the southern boundary road. The park has a challenging disc golf course, and is a favorite. It’s also a great park for walking.
Less than three miles away from Central Blue Valley Park/Park Tower Garde is The Historic 18th and Vine District, famous for jazz even today. The American Jazz Museum is here, and on certain nights the museum’s nightclub exhibit comes to life as a real live jazz nightspot. Nearby the Charlie Parker Memorial and the Negro Leagues Baseball Memorial can be found.
Nearby Penn Valley Park is an impressive urban park, with a three-acre lake, trails, and tennis courts. There is an off-leash dog park here as well as a skate park. Several large pieces of sculpture can be found here as well, including the Pioneer Mother Memorial. The National World War I Museum is at the north end. An equally impressive park is the Frank A. Theis Park, about 3 miles south. It is the site of the Kansas City Sculpture Park. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art are at the north end of this park.
Across the street from Theis Park is the University of Missouri Kansas City Campus and Rockhurst University. A few blocks west is the multi-block Country Club Plaza, a destination area for shopping, dining, entertainment, and architectural study. The fountains at the Plaza are quite famous.