Old Westport is a neighborhood within Kansas City, Missouri.
The character of Old Westport is exemplified by its slower-paced environment. There are a few green spaces nearby for residents to relax in, which makes them very easy to access from most locations within the neighborhood. Most areas in this part of the city are reasonably quiet, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic.
The large proportion of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of Old Westport is an important part of its character. Although this part of Kansas City is particularly good for those looking for one bedroom homes. About 95% of the units in the neighborhood are occupied by renters and 5% are occupied by owners. Roughly one third of properties in this neighborhood were built pre-1960, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1980s and the 2000s.
It is a very short walk to get to primary schools and high schools from anywhere in this part of Kansas City. At the secondary level, there are both public and private schools. With regards to food, a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a short walk away in this part of the city. Additionally, there are a fair number of choices for those who cherish nearby restaurants and cafes. It is also a rather short walk to a reasonable variety of clothing stores, for example on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Old Westport is a very convenient part of Kansas City for pedestrians; running daily errands is easy on foot, and a fair number of businesses of different types can be found as well. The public transit service in this neighborhood is not particularly frequent. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines crossing the neighborhood, and the nearest bus stop is usually just around the corner. On the other hand, Old Westport is reasonably car friendly. The majority of homes for sale are a rather short drive from the closest highway, and parking is generally easy.