Things to do in Waldo KC

March 21, 2019 LeasingKC

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Things to do in Waldo KC

The Waldo Neighborhood in Kansas City is a quiet, charming neighborhood in South Kansas City.

Waldo was founded in 1841 by Dr. David Waldo—making it one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kansas City. It has been a hub of business and socializing ever since!

Why LeasingKC Loves Waldo

In Waldo, the houses look like cottages straight out of a storybook, and the huge amounts of green space make for great places to go walking or running!

Much like the rest of South Kansas City, Waldo is convenient, peaceful, and extremely walkable & dog friendly. What more could you want out of a quaint little neighborhood in Kansas City?!

Things to do in Waldo

Free Events
Waldo hosts a variety of events throughout the year, like the Fall Festival, which happens in September and offers live music, food, drinks, and a family-friendly atmosphere; or the Kansas City Hopfest that takes place off of Broadway. Another tradition in Waldo is the Trolley Run in April, which is not free to run, but IS free to watch!


The Great Outdoors
Loose Park is a beautiful, safe, and relaxing park in Kansas City with historical features, a great walking trail, a LAKE, and a playground for the kiddos! And if all of that weren’t dreamy enough, Loose Park is also home to the Kansas City Rose Garden, which was founded in 1931—today, it contains about 4,000 roses!

Places to eat in Waldo KC

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It would be not only unusual but almost downright cruel to talk about Waldo without mentioning food. The Waldo neighborhood of South KC has bragging rights to some of the best food in the city, hands down.

The best part about the places to eat in Waldo is that they aren’t just about the food—atmosphere is always taken into great consideration. It makes for a great morning with family, a fun night with friends, and everything in between.

Here are a few of our favorites:

(Try… For…)

Second Best Coffee – You know 😉

Neighborhood Cafe – Best Hangover Cure in Waldo

KC Bier Co – German Beer Haven

Louie’s Wine Dive – Brunch

The Well Bar – Happy Hour (don’t skip out on their gorgeous rooftop! 😍)

Boru Ramen Bar – Dinner (if you like slurping!)

Waldo Pizza – Lunch

Betty Rae’s Ice Cream – Dessert

McLain’s Corner Bakery – Special Occasions

Best rentals in Waldo

Shout out to one of our most popular apartment listings in KC—The Citadel Apartments! Nested comfortably in between Brookside, Waldo, and Swope Park, this apartment complex has super easy access to Highway 71 and therefore just about every other cool neighborhood in Kansas City.

Be sure to keep it in mind during your search for the best rentals in Waldo!

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