Located in the heart of Kansas City, Waldo is a walkable, bikeable neighborhood filled with everything from boutiques to bakeries and day spas to nightlife.

Waldo is a vibrant neighborhood and business district located in the heart of Kansas City. What began in 1841 as the farm of Dr. David Waldo, soon became a bustling neighborhood on the edge of the city – a town unto itself. Waldo has never lost its flavor of a fun, little family neighborhood on the edge of a big city. Today, you’ll find more than 600 businesses in Waldo, 60 percent of which are locally owned, surrounded by a family-oriented neighborhood. It’s a wonderful place to work, shop, live and play!



  • Approximately 13,000


  • 2 private schools
  • 1 high school, and
  • 4 public elementary schools


  • Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail


  • Sunnyside Park
  • South Oak Park
  • Tower Park & Water Tower