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Citadel sits in the center of Kansas City's major suburbs with retail developments, parks and restaurants just blocks away. Daniel Morgan Boone Park anchors the neighborhood to the southeast. The Kansas City Zoo has year-round activities for kids.

Take The Paseo or U.S. Highway 71 to get to downtown. Citadel lies approximately 8 miles due south of the city center. Several educational opportunities abound near the neighborhood. Kansas City Public Schools provides Troost Elementary for younger children. Alternatives include Brookside Charter School, Hogan Preparatory Academy and Kauffman School. Rockhurst University, a few blocks to the north, represents the closest institute of higher education.

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Rent Trends

As of August 2017, the average apartment rent in Kansas City, MO is $605 for one bedroom, and $730 for two bedrooms. Apartment rent in Kansas City has increased by 1.6% in the past year.

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Ratings

45 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
43 Transit Score® Some Transit
52 Bike Score® Bikeable

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Restaurants

Most of the buildings in Citadel proper revolve around residences. Several fast food chains provide quick meals, while a few local restaurants have a casual atmosphere. Restaurants mostly sit along 63rd Avenue. The closest bar lies several blocks away, and music venues reside in the Waldo section of Kansas City.

Mad Jack's on Troost boasts twelve varieties of fish served daily in the restaurant. You can purchase the same types of fish in the market to take home and cook yourself. All dinners come with potato salad and cole slaw. Order a small dinner for a 1/2 pound of seafood, or grab a large dinner for a full pound when you have a dining partner. For more exotic tastes, try red snapper, ocean perch or buffalo. Mad Jack's uses its own house breading to deep fry every morsel. Frog legs give you a down-home taste of the South, while boiled jumbo shrimp come in huge servings.

Niecie's Restaurant on 64th and Troost features soul food for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week. Order breakfast items at any time, including very filling fried chicken wings and waffles. Each breakfast special comes with two eggs and a side of grits, rice, fried potatoes or hash browns. Order beef oxtails and pork neck bones one night and the fried channel catfish the next. A huge fried chicken dinner with either all white or all dark meat serves as the house special here. Grab it with a side of mac and cheese with cornbread and peach cobbler for dessert to get a complete meal you won't forget.

Friendship Chinese Restaurant has all of your Chinese food favorites in large, piping-hot portions. Lunch specials run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Enjoy a large plate full of lo mein noodles mixed with beef and vegetables, and savor hot and sour soup in little bowls on the side. Don't be fooled by the location or the building, the menu has plenty of choices. Try vegetable dishes if you want to eat healthier, or grab a late-night dinner special until 11 p.m. every night.

Brooksider Bar & Grill features 42 flat-screen televisions, so you won't miss a single game. Food and drink specials occur every day. Order burgers, sandwiches, salads or appetizers from the menu, and then supplement the cuisine with your favorite beer, liquor or mixed concoction. Special events here revolve around college football and basketball games.

History

Land in the neighborhood once made up a portion of Daniel Morgan Boone's large farm. One of the six sons of the famed pioneer, Boone bought the land in 1831 and bequeathed portions of the farm to his nephew.

Most of the houses in Citadel were built in the 1980s on top of the old Blue Hills Country Club and Golf Course. When the golf course relocated, houses filled in the gap, and the neighborhood became another residential area for Kansas City.

Daniel Morgan Boone Park has a historical marker placed by local organizations touting the Boone farm and the Boone-Hays cemetery. Annual events in Citadel include the neighborhood garage sale in June and the block party in July. Citadel has no arts scene of its own nor does it have a true museum.

Transportation

Every residential street contains sidewalks, and bicyclists can use side streets since most houses have driveways for ample parking. Get some exercise or walk your dog during the day along Citadel's streets.

Access U.S. 71 or The Paseo by taking 63rd Street five blocks to the east or west, respectively. Both The Paseo and U.S. 71 head towards downtown Kansas City. Public places and businesses in Citadel have plenty of parking. If your car breaks down, several cab companies can pick you up, and Uber drivers can come get you.

Three KCATA routes service the area. Buses from route 163 stop at 63rd and Prospect from 5:45 a.m. until 8:43 p.m. every weekday. Route 54 stops at 63rd and The Paseo from 5:40 a.m. to 11:44 p.m. weekdays. Route 71 buses also pick up and drop off passengers at 63rd and Prospect starting at 4:19 a.m. until 12:20 a.m.

Cost

Living costs less in Citadel than in downtown Kansas City due to lower housing expenses and less money spent on transportation. A one-bedroom apartment will run you an average of $537 a month.

A pint of beer sets you back around $3 at the local watering hole during happy hour. Gasoline typically costs 19 percent lower than the national average. Spend $3 for a day pass on KCATA buses to take you anywhere within the transit system.

Shopping

The Landing Shopping Center, originally built in 1960, features typical national chain retailers. Brookside Plaza, 10 blocks to the west, contains an open-air shopping experience with several restaurants and specialty shops. Macaluso's Thriftway marks the nearest grocery store on the south side of the neighborhood. Brookside Farmers' Market in the Brookside neighborhood 10 blocks west of Citadel gives residents a chance to buy locally grown, organic produce every Saturday from April to November.

Blackwell's Thrift Store & Collectibles contains treasure troves of vintage items. Find collectible cookie jars, gelatin molds, coffee percolators and glassware for your kitchen. Cake pans of vintage cartoon characters hang from the ceiling, while Pyrex and Corningware casserole dishes lie stacked on shelves, waiting to find a home in someone's kitchen. If you need slightly used cookware, flatware and kitchen tools, Blackwell's marks the spot.

J'adore Home & Garden features French-style decor, such as tapestry rugs, glass candy jars, rustic chairs and European-inspired sculptures for your home, deck or green space. The store's themes change with the seasons, so brand new items await patrons every few months. In the fall, you might discover velvet pumpkins next to orange-clad garden gnomes.

Parks

Daniel Morgan Boone Park on the southeast corner of Citadel contains nearly 15 acres of trees and fields. A short trail winds through the park, so you and your leashed dog can get exercise. Wilbur H. Dunn Park just off The Paseo has tennis courts and a walking trail nearly 1 mile long. None of the Kansas City parks charge an admission fee.

The Kansas City Zoo, 10 blocks southeast of the neighborhood, provides annual outdoor events. The annual SnowZoo event in January gets patrons a closer look at animals that like cold weather. Friends of the Zoo Superhero Weekend welcomes spring every year with themed events for those who donate money to the organization.

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The Citadel
1702 Bushman Dr, Kansas City, MO 64110
$625 - 795 1-2 Bed Available 09/15/17
866-792-1119
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6130 The Paseo
Kansas City, MO 64110
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Apartments for Rent in Citadel, Kansas City, MO

Citadel sits in the center of Kansas City's major suburbs with retail developments, parks and restaurants just blocks away. Daniel Morgan Boone Park anchors the neighborhood to the southeast. The Kansas City Zoo has year-round activities for kids.

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