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The River Forest community in northern Kansas City is characterized by diverse architectural styles of single family homes, many of which were built during the 1960s and 1970s and are in the upper median for price. The streets are tree-lined and shady with limited through traffic, which makes this quiet community a pleasant place to take a stroll.
Although industrial parks make up the southern end of River Forest near State Route 210, there are strict limitations on expansion of industrial and commercial land use. A large buffer area divides the industrial and residential sections. River Forest is within the 64116 zip code and situated just north of State Route 210 between Interstate 35 and Walker Road.
River Forest is home to the North Kansas Hospital, at 2800 Clay Edwards Drive. Other medical facilities are nearby, like the Northland Centers of Excellence for Cancer, Women’s Health, and Orthopedics. Many doctors and other medical professionals hold office hours near the hospital.
The community’s Sunset Park features green space and walking paths, as well as soccer and baseball fields. Residents play competitive disc golf at the public golf course and spend sunny summer afternoons picnicking at the park.
The community offers easy access to Kansas City’s professional sporting events. One Arrowhead Drive is the home of Kansas City Chiefs, a great place to learn the art and science of tailgating. Summertime means that things are hopping at One Royal Place, where the Kansas City Royals play their home games. The two stadiums are unique in that they were built adjacent to each other and share a parking lot. Kansas City’s professional soccer team, the Wizards, will be playing in a brand new stadium in 2011.