Bounded by East Red Bridge Road, Grandview Road, and laterally by a series of intertwining highways, the Royal Oaks neighborhood offers residents a quiet setting, with many streets lined with mature trees and abundant green spaces.
Despite its green areas and shady roads, when it comes to walking, Royal Oaks is overall a neighborhood not ranked very walkable in its complex. Almost all amenities cannot be reached by foot, and therefore, most errands require a car. Several roads lack sidewalks; however, most urban and suburban areas in this neighborhood offer easy access to shopping centers, restaurants, and retail outlets. Major highways can also be easily reached.
Red Bridge Park-and-Ride, located at the intersection of Red Bridge Road and Grandview Road, is a good option for those in need of taking the bus to Kansas City Metro Area, Union Station, and several shopping centers scattered throughout the city.
Points of interest for those looking for outdoor activities are nearby Kernoodles Park and Minor Park. Oakwood Golf Club, also known as Oakwood Country Club, offers its members several activities such as golf, tennis, fitness, swimming, and fishing.
Parents of school-age children in Royal Oaks have a variety of schools conveniently located nearby. Our Lady of Peace Elementary School is a Catholic school offering classes from kindergarten to eighth grade. Universal Academy, an Islamic school within the neighborhood, offers kindergarten, elementary, and secondary school. Dale M Thompson/Trails West School is a school catering to children with special needs.
Royal Oaks is home to about 1,359 residents, who make up 0.3 percent of Kansas City’s total population.