The Plaza is a densely populated part of Kansas City next to Sunset Hill and home to about 9,000 people who mostly work in services, administrative and finance, insurance and real estate professions. In your hunt for a new place, be sure to keep your options open and have a look at the apartments available for rent in neighboring Sunset Hill and Westwood.
Cost of Living and Demographics
The Plaza is more affordable than other urban areas in Kansas City, such as Sunset Hill, though it offers a similar city lifestyle. Nevertheless, in annual household spending, The Plaza reports an average of $47.8K/year, while Sunset Hill spends an average of $80.0K/year.
The Plaza is similar to Sunset Hill in a few ways. The median age of residents in both neighborhoods is roughly 28. They also are comparable by average household size -- 1.57 inhabitants per household in The Plaza and 1.92 in Sunset Hill.
Dining, Drinking and Recreation
Because moving can be messy, narrow your search for the perfect place by using our site's apartment ratings and reviews. For those who value convenience, W 47th St. and Main St. are a couple popular streets in The Plaza with numerous dining, drinking and business establishments. Don't forget to use our website's powerful apartment finder tool in your search for apartments in The Plaza.
Have dinner and drinks out at Hibachi Japanese Steak House located on Wyandotte St. For post-dinner refreshments, try a nearby watering hole, like Granfalloon Bar & Grill. Options on the menu in the neighborhood include pizza and deli snacks. Stop in at O'dowd's Little Dublin for a quick beer or head to Beacon Tavern for a round of cocktails, and experience the neighborhood's local options. Not to be overlooked when you're hungry, there are several chain restaurant options in the neighborhood, as well. Melting Pot and P F Chang's China Bistro are both located in the neighborhood.
Patrons and humble admirers of the arts would do well to observe the calendar of events at Kansas City Civic Orchestra.
For a more inclusive list of places to hang, drink and chill in The Plaza, browse the Yelp page.
Local Shopping and Conveniences
One of the main markets to buy groceries is Better Cheddar. Head to Andre's Confiserie Suisse, a bakery on Main St., or swing by Natasha's Mulberry & Motts, which is located on Central St., and warm up to delicious baked goods and tasty treats.
Residents can take advantage of the many retailers in the The Plaza area, including Bird Sings and Rally House Plaza. If access to a broad array of shopping is crucial, you should also be aware that the apartment rentals in The Plaza are conveniently located next to shopping centers and malls, including Plaza Shopping District, located in The Plaza.
Nearby School Information
Schools near the apartments in The Plaza are The Pembroke Hill School, Rosedale Middle School and Global Montessori Academy. It's important to consult with local school district authorities near the apartments for rent you are in interested in to determine the exact schools your children may attend.
The one elementary school and one middle school in the Allen Village district provide similar student-teacher ratios to Shawnee Mission Public district. The student population, however, is larger at Shawnee Mission Public district. Shawnee Mission Public district has more blue ribbons and a higher Great Schools score than the Allen Village district.