Hillcrest is a neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri.
The character of Hillcrest is exemplified by its calm environment. The majority of locations within the neighborhood have fairly good access to green spaces, such as Blue River Parkway and Swope Park, and there are a few of them nearby for residents to enjoy. This area is also quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor.
In Hillcrest, about one third of the dwellings are small apartment buildings, while large apartment buildings, single detached homes, and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. This part of Kansas City offers mainly one bedroom and two bedroom homes. Renters occupy around 90% of the properties in the neighborhood while the rest are occupied by owners. A majority of the housing growth in this part of Kansas City occurred in the 1960s and 1970s.
There are no high schools and no primary schools in this area. With regards to food, buying one's groceries usually requires the use of a vehicle in Hillcrest. There are a few options for those who care about close by restaurants.
The preferred approach to move around in this part of the city is very often a car. It is very convenient to park, and most real estate listings are a short car ride from the closest highway, such as Interstate 435. In contrast, getting around by transit can be very difficult in this part of the city as a result of the service's low frequency. Nevertheless, there are a few bus lines traversing the neighborhood. Hillcrest is not very well-suited for walking because most daily needs are difficult to meet without having to use a vehicle.