Welcome to Fairway, KS
A charming suburban neighborhood minutes from downtown Kansas City.
Spanning just 1.1 square miles, the pocket-sized neighborhood of Fairway in northern Johnson County is a highly coveted residential destination. Close to big-city amenities and boasting large, updated homes, Fairway is an affluent neighborhood close to award-winning restaurants, sprawling scenic country clubs, and excellent school districts.
Minutes from Kansas City and surrounding communities, Fairway is a quaint, suburban town with just 4,100 residents. In the 1820s, the area was reserved by the Shawnee tribe, with the Shawnee Methodist Mission built on the grounds in 1839. The neighborhood was eventually incorporated in 1949 and called “Fairway” because of the proximity to local golf courses and country clubs. A “City of Trees” overflowing with gorgeous green spaces and parks, Fairway is a historic town just ten minutes outside of Kansas City brimming with charming characteristics that put Fairway on the map as one of the top suburbs in Kansas.
What to Love
- A tight-knit and welcoming community
- Abundant green spaces and parks to explore
- Fantastic high-achieving public and private schools
Where slow-living meets luxury, Fairway residents enjoy the finer things in life in this small neighborhood. Fairway is primarily a residential community bursting with stunning newly constructed modern homes, historic, single-family Cape Cods, and contemporary mansions built with the latest technology. The community is close to Neale Petersen Park, the perfect destination to visit on a warm afternoon with the whole family, several high-end shopping centers, and downtown Kansas City. If you’re looking for a quiet neighborhood with welcoming neighbors and easy access to upscale amenities, Fairway is for you!
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Located in the heart of Fairway, the Fairway Creamery is the go-to destination as soon as the temperature rises. Residents come to the creamery during the summer in droves: it’s the hottest spot in town! You’ve never tried ice cream and doughnut creations with a chef-driven approach, so make sure to save room for plenty of samples from their incredible menu.
First Watch Daytime Cafe understands what you mean when you crave “fresh happiness.” Offering the best local ingredients and menu items made fresh daily, choosing to start your day at First Watch promises to bring joy right to your plate (and your stomach). Enjoy fabulous coffees, creative pancakes, overflowing burritos, power wraps, and healthy granola with dairy-free yogurt. Options at First Watch are endless!
Rainy Day Books has provided the Great Kansas City community with gathering spaces, quality works of literature, and a destination for creative conversations. Rainy Day Books hosts several author events and signings each year and features a full-service bookshop independently owned by Vivian Jennings since 1975. Internationally known for its knowledgeable staff, exceptional customer service, and commitment to the Kansas City community, Rainy Day Books is the best bookstore in all of Kansas City.
Things to Do
Mission Hills Country Club is a family-owned private community in the heart of Kansas City. Its sprawling green acres includes a championship golf course with a 6,454-yard Par 70 layout, one of the area’s most prized and time-tested designs by architect Tim Bendelow. The club features an award-winning pro shop and diverse cultural events for adults, and a golfing program for children to learn the game on an award-winning course. The clubhouse offers impeccable culinary meals made fresh daily in an intimate dining space and includes a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a state-of-the-art fitness/wellness center.
The perfect spot to cool off during the summer, Fairway Swimming Pool features two large pools, one with a few swimming lanes and the other with slides and kid-friendly spaces, a fully stocked snack bar, a large multi-purpose room for parties and special events, and ample space to either sunbathe along the water or relax in the shade with a good book. The perfect summer destination for families and centrally located, Fairway Swimming Pool is the place to be as soon as Memorial Day Weekend rolls around.
Built in 1839, the Shawnee Methodist Mission is now home to the Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark, and the neighborhood’s local museum. The Indian Mission is preserved and features ongoing Indigenous experiences and educational materials for all ages. The Shawnee Indian Mission is dedicated to educating the surrounding community, and the nation, on Kansas City’s intricate history. This 12-acre historic landmark ensures the voices and stories of Native children and their families are accessible today and in the future.
There are several high-achieving public and private schools in Fairway. A few include: