Armour Boulevard apartments start new trend of attraction to midtown

10/15/2013 11:07 AM

10/15/2013 6:25 PM

It is encouraging to see a new wave of young people move into the stately apartment buildings on Armour Boulevard in midtown Kansas City.

In 1977, I moved into a third-floor apartment at Armour Boulevard and Kenwood Avenue across from Trinity United Methodist Church. Friends and co-workers were concerned for my safety.

But Hyde Park was a beautiful, conveniently located part of town. It is good that investors have seen that and continue to restore the buildings so more young people will move in.

The rents are affordable, and the area is safe. One good thing that should come from living on Armour Boulevard is young people walking their dogs, biking and jogging in the neighborhood will find homes that they like in the area.

I certainly did. Buying in the neighborhood will continue a trend that got me hooked to midtown a generation ago.

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