Kansas City’s communities and neighborhoods exhibit diversity in religion, cultural expression, race, ethnicity, business, landscape, and architecture. Use the map and other browsing features to explore images and read articles relating to your community, and learn about important events in the social development of each neighborhood .
Kansas City, like other American cities, added new suburban-style developments at its edges during the early decades of the 20th century. What makes it a unique case for understanding this shift is the character of Jesse Clyde (J.C.) Nichols. Born in Olathe, Kansas, in 1880, Nichols had a career that spanned the first half of the 20th century, and included transforming thousands of acres of land into a planned suburban community.