Hidden Valley is a neighborhood located in Kansas City, not far from the Kansas State Line. Green space and trees dominate much of the neighborhood, although there’s still plenty of space for new homes. Several newer apartments can be found on the east side of the neighborhood. Houses in area generally date from the 1960s and 1970s, and the neighborhood is not as densely populated as the Greater Kansas Area.
Hidden Valley’s boundaries are Bruce R. Watkins Road to the east, Bannister Road to the south, and Blue River Road to the north and west.
Both public and private golf courses are located within a short drive. Oakwood Golf Club, at 2006 Oakwood Country Club Road, offers members golf, tennis, fishing, swimming, and fine dining. Open to the public just north is Swope Golf Course, at 6900 Swope Memorial Drive.
Several public parks and sports fields are found near Hidden Valley. One of the best in region is Swope Park. The park is almost 1800 acres, much of it undeveloped, and offers just about everything you could imagine. Attractions at the park include the Kansas City Zoo, Lakeside Nature Center, Starlight Outdoor Theatre, Kansas City Wizards training facility, a camp, community gardens, the Swope Pool, and multipurpose sports fields.
Hidden Valley is also great place for sports fans. Not far from Hidden Valley is Arrowhead Stadium, home to the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs. Just across the parking is Kauffman Stadium, home to Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals. During the 2011 season, Major League Soccers’s Kansas City Wizards will be playing in their new stadium in their quest for the cup.