Welcome to Mission Hills, KS
An affluent suburbs minutes from downtown Kansas City.
Located in Johnson County, Kansas, Mission Hills is part of the Country Club District, a master-planned community developed between 1906 and 1950 by Jesse Clyde “J.C.” Nichols. Home to about 4,000 residents, this small community is known for its distinctive landmarks, historic architecture, and pristine rolling hills, most of which are used by the surrounding award-winning country clubs. Mission Hills is a suburb of the famous Country Club Plaza, the premier shopping district and dining destination in Kansas City.
Once a vacation spot for Ernest Hemingway (he wrote A Farewell to Arms in the Mission Hills neighborhood in 1928), this community is an idyllic retreat from the bustling city center of Kansas City. One of the wealthiest suburbs in the area, Mission Hills offers the most beautiful views and plenty of unique, small-town experiences for anyone looking to escape the city and enjoy a peaceful suburban lifestyle.
What to Love
- The perfect mix of historic and modern/luxury homes throughout the neighborhood
- Excellent school district
- Numerous parks and country clubs for outdoor recreational opportunities
Residents of Mission Hills enjoy a slow-paced lifestyle. Choose from historic homes on tree-lined streets or newly constructed mansions sitting on several acres — the housing market in this neighborhood offers something for all styles and tastes. Home to many young families and professionals commuting to Kansas City, this charming neighborhood is a coveted destination for anyone looking to experience the best of Midwest, small-town life.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Serving modern American cuisine from chef Linda Duerr, The Restaurant at 1900 offers seasonal menus in an upscale atmosphere. With adventurous wine and spirits, Restaurant at 1900 is one of the most popular destinations to gather with friends after a long day at work or celebrate a special occasion on the weekend. Enjoy menu items like grilled Scottish salmon, Bleu Cheese vegetable burgers, roasted acorn squash, and duck breast with pastrami spices.
Take the short trip to Prairie Village, which offers more dining and shopping opportunities. Restaurants include Story, an award-winning restaurant with a gorgeous indoor/outdoor dining space, Tavern in the Village for upscale-casual American fare, and Cafe Provence, Kansas City’s best French restaurant. Shops include The Little House, a charming boutique for children, Clique Boutique, and Golden and Pine for all your home decor needs.
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.
Founded in 1896, the Kansas City Country Club is one of the oldest to the west of the Mississippi and was designed by renowned architect A.W. Tillinghast. The club features a few fine dining restaurants, a pro shop, and members-only special events. Visit the Sunken Garden for an incredible outdoor experience. The garden features a functional reflecting pool and perfectly maintained pathways to breathe in the fresh air while out for a casual stroll.
Indian Hills Country Club is another top destination of Mission Hills, and not just for the pristine golf course. While the course itself hosted more than 50 USGA and State Amateur qualifying events, it’s also the top destination for social events in the neighborhood. This members-only club offers an incredible restaurant, top-of-the-line fitness centers, tennis courts, and the perfect outdoor pool the whole family can enjoy during the summer.
There are several high-achieving public and private schools in Mission Hills. A few include: