East Swope Highlands Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The homes of the East Swope Highlands neighborhood range from older two-stories to split-levels and ranch homes set on very large lawns. Part of the neighborhood has a rural feel, and much of it is hilly and forested. It is bounded by East 63rd Street, Blue Ridge Boulevard, East Gregory Boulevard, and I-435. Public transit stops are conveniently located throughout.
Residents of this neighborhood appreciate being so close to one of Kansas City’s great treasures, Swope Park, one of the largest parks in the U.S. It has two 18-hole public golf courses, a disc-golf course, a zoo, and Starlight Theater. Starlight often brings top names to its outdoor summer series. Swope Park is also home to the Lakeside Nature Center, equestrian stables, and trails for hiking and biking.
Everyday shopping is plentiful. There is a Wal-mart about a mile southeast and several major retailers within a few miles. For destination shopping, Country Club Plaza is about 10 miles west. This complex is a major entertainment and cultural center, with outdoor art, fountains, and a historic shopping area designed with architectural accents from Seville, Spain. It draws locals and visitors year-round, and is spectacular during winter holidays when buildings are outlined in lights.
Fans of professional football and baseball enjoy quick access to Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs, and Kauffman Stadium, home of Royals Baseball. Both are at the intersection of I-435 and I-70.
Great historic sites are all around, but one area is especially interesting. In the old part of KC just north of East Swope are Union Station, the National World War I Museum, and the 18th and Vine Jazz district.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City and Rockhurst University are near Country Club Plaza.