North Town Fork Creek Neighborhood in Kansas City, MO
North Town Fork Creek Neighborhood
North Town Fork Creek is located just north of East 55th Street in Jackson County, Kansas City. The neighborhood of less than 4,000 residents offers convenient access to highways, schools, parks, shopping centers, and restaurants. It is bounded by the South Town Fork Creek neighborhood to the south, the Blue Hills neighborhood and Sheraton estates to the east and west, and to the north by Brush Creek Stream.
Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy close proximity to Brush Creek Park, Blue Hills Park, and Hubbs Park. The Kansas City Zoological Zoo’s 202 acres, which are home to more than 1,000 animals, is less than two miles away. Its adjacent Zoological Park covers 1,805 acres and offers picnic areas, an outdoor theater, two golf courses, and ample opportunities for swimming and fishing.
North Town is a car-dependent community since there aren’t many services within walking distance. Kansas City’s Metro Lines do have stops here, however.
Children have a nice array of schools scattered throughout the neighborhood and nearby. Graceland Elementary School is just a few blocks away off East 51st Street. Glad Tidings Assembly of God Academy and Child Development Center is a short walk away off East 60th Street. The Paseo Academy of Performing Arts, a public school serving grades seven through 12, is also a short commute away, on Flora Avenue.
Students have a short drive to get to the University of Missouri at Kansas City as well as Rockhurst University. The Linda Hall Library is nearby off of Cherry Street.