Only 8 miles from the bustle of Kansas City (Missouri) is our native Mission, Kansas, a proud KC suburb but also one of the consensus best places to live in all of Kansas. Living in Mission offers residents the ideal balance of urban and suburban feel, with a variety of restaurants, coffee shops and public parks, the combination of which makes it a preferred place for families, young professionals and seniors alike to make their respective homes.
From The Welstone, it’s literal walking distance to more than 20 popular shopping, dining and lifestyle destinations, everything from Target and Panera Bread to local banks, an animal clinic and so much more.
Plus, whenever the mood strikes, it’s easy to head into Kansas City, where high-profile events and attractions await year-round. Historic Union Station, for example, today acts as a hub for culture and entertainment with traveling, national exhibits, diverse dining, 3D movies and Science City, a dynamic, hands-on museum that’s perfect for children and visitors of all ages.
Sports fans will especially love our area, which houses memorabilia and artifacts from baseball’s history at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. There’s also Arrowhead Stadium, the raucous home of two-time Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Baseball’s best take the field at Kauffman Stadium, home of the Royals, and NASCAR rolls into Kansas Speedway for two big weekends of heart-pounding racing action each year.
In all, Mission is a town with an identity all its own. But add in the appeal of nearby Kansas City, as well as neighboring Shawnee and Overland Park, and this area is one where bountiful amenities and experiences empower the kind of rich and satisfying way of life that’s coveted by today’s active seniors.
Area Landmarks & Points of Interest Include:
Arts & Entertainment
- Shawnee Indian Mission State Historical Site (2.8 miles)
- The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (6.1 miles)
- The Barn Players Community Theatre (10.0 miles)
- Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center (0.6 miles)
- Pierson Community Center (6.0 miles)
- Kansas City Zoo (8.4 miles)
- National WWI Museum & Memorial (8.4 miles)
- Swope Memorial Golf Course (10.4 miles)
- Kansas City Workhouse (10.6 miles)
- Casino KC (11.2 miles)
- Harrah’s Kansas City (15.8 miles)
- Worlds of Fun (19.2 miles)
Shopping & Dining
- Hy-Vee (0.4 miles)
- Mission West Shopping Center (0.6 miles)
- R.J.’s Bob-Be-Que Shack (0.7 miles)
- Oak Park Mall (7.4 miles)
- Legends Outlets Kansas City (15.7 miles)
- KU Health Mission Family Care (0.4 miles)
- AdventHealth Shawnee Mission (3.3 miles)
- KU Medical Center (5.7 miles)
- St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City (5.9 miles)