EST. 1850: The Birthplace of Kansas City, Your Front Door.
Kansas City’s River Market is the oldest district in the city, with the City Market established in 1857. The River Market is bordered to the north by the Missouri River, to the south by Interstate-70, to the west by the Buck O’Neil (Broadway) Bridge and by the Heart of America to the east. As a designated Historical area, the Town of Kansas was incorporated on June 1, 1850 below the bluff of where Second + Delaware sits on the banks of the Missouri River. It’s also been formerly called the River Quay, City Market, and Westport Landing.
This vibrant neighborhood has been compared to Greenwich Village of New York, with its eclectic offering of shops, businesses, restaurants, cafes, residences, and parks. The largest, farmers market in the area takes place at the open-air City Market, located in the heart of the neighborhood. The area also offers trails for cycling, walking and running along with three stops for the city’s Streetcar that connects riders throughout downtown KC.