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  • Pets Allowed
  • 3.7 of 5 average rating of 12 reviews
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Armour Oaks Senior Living Community in Kansas City, Missouri – Kansas City's oldest continuous operating Not-For-Profit entity - is located in the eclectic Waldo neighborhood at the corner of 81st and Wornall Road with easy access to I-435. This historic senior living community, just 15 minutes from the famous Country Club Plaza, offers an unique urban oasis with all levels of care, acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and a service minded staff to meet the unique needs of each one of our residents.

City info

Walkability score: 22 based on a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 being the most walkable. Kansas City is a very large city, geographically. Downtown locations and business districts are easily walkable, as are a few area parks. However, suburban areas often lack sidewalks, and many of the parks have nature trails rather than paved sidewalks.

The average age in the zip: 35.9

The number of senior housing facilities in the zip: Between KCMO and KCKS there are more than 120 facilities for seniors. The area is very friendly to seniors.

Average weather info: Average highs are in the 90's in summer and average lows are in the 10's-30's in the winter. The air is extremely humid from May through October.

Veteran's facilities in the area: There are many VFW posts for socialization in addition to the Kansas City Vet Center, Veterans Community Project, Kansas City VA Medical Center, and dozens of memorials and sites to honor veterans. Kansas City is all about honoring and helping veterans and there are dozens of businesses who openly support the troops.


Buses: KCMO and KCKS both have excellent public transit systems. Public bus stops are frequent around the city and the coverage map is very broad. Medicare cardholders can show their cards on the bus and get a reduced fare for their ride.

Trains: There is a metro station in KCMO and it is widely used. KCATA Metro rides are reduced price for seniors. Contact the Kansas City Transit Authority for information on reduced prices and rates for all public transportation.

Taxis: Kansas City has several different taxi companies to choose from, including Ben's Transport Service, A-1 Crown Transport, Arya Cab, Yellow Cab, Merc Kansas City, BUDGET taxi, Orange Cab Co, King James Cab Co, Rainbow Cab, and 5 Guys Transportation Co.

Ride shares: Both Lyft and Uber ridesharing are easy to get in KCMO. Lyft rides start at $2 and Uber rides start at $5. Ride-sharing is very popular in Kansas City, as it saves a lot of money off the price of a taxi.

Health and Safety

Hospitals in the area: Kansas City has some of the best hospitals in the Midwest, especially for cancer treatment and cardiac care. Hospitals in KCMO and KCKS bill any insurance company. Go to university hospitals for reduced rates and excellent care. Choose from any of the following hospitals to get medical care: University of Missouri Medical Center, University of Kansas Medical Center, St. Lukes Hospital, Children's Mercy, Truman Medical Center, Kindred Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital, Meritas Health Systems, or Signature Psychiatric Hospital.

The crime rate in the zip: 45 crimes per 1000 people. This is a high crime rate, but most of the crimes are petty theft and domestic disputes; violent crimes are not common.

Sports and leisure

Golf is a big deal in Kansas City and there are dozens of courses all over the city. It's hard to throw a ball without hitting a green in this area of the country. The weather is very mild in comparison to many US cities, so golfers are out year-round. Golf courses nearby the Armour Oaks: Deuce At National Golf Course, Tiffany Greens Golf Club, The Athletic & Golf Club, Hodge Park and many more.

Kansas City is a physically active city. You can find hundreds of tennis courts/clubs across the city, and Armour Oaks is nearby these courts: Kansas City, MO has hundreds of area tennis courts, such as The Parade Park, Harrison Memorial Park, Chelsea Park, Plaza Tennis Center and the Mission Hills Country Club.

Gyms nearby - senior friendly (aerobics): Gyms specializing in senior exercise include Lifetime Gym, Gold's Gym, and the Mission Hills Country Club.

Shopping and entertainment

Clothes Shopping nearby: The Legends, Independence Center, Crossroads, Brookside, Zona Rosa, and Town Center Plaza are all great places to lighten your wallet.

Grocery stores: There are dozens of grocery stores all over the city, but the most popular are ALDI, Price Chopper, Hen House, Sprouts, Hy-Vee, and City Market.

Restaurants: KCMO has hundreds of restaurants. Specialties in Kansas City include ribs and Mexican restaurants, but there is also a broad range of Asian and ethnic foods. Generally speaking, the more down-home a restaurant looks in KCMO, the better the food.

Movie theaters: There are many theaters to choose from when you want a movie night: AMC, Screenland, Alamo, B&B, Cinemark, Tivoli, Regal Cinemas and several drive-in theaters.

Libraries: There are dozens of small extension libraries around the city. Almost every neighborhood has one. Additionally, larger libraries like The University of Missouri at Kansas City Library, Kansas City Public Library Centers, Woodneath Library, Miller Nichols Library, and Mid Continent Library are all over the city.

Senior friendly salons (men and women): Kansas City has some really good salons for seniors, like Miracle Touch Salon, Great Clips, Gasoline Barber Shop, The Edge, Groom Salon, Hairpins Salon, Gillis Barber Shop, and 4433 Barber Shop for men.

Attractions - Kansas City is a rare hub of activity. When Kansas City does entertainment, they do it right because it's so hard to find good entertainment on the prairie. Any of these venues will offer a great time: Jack Stack, Union Station, the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City Zoo, College Basketball, Baseball, Football and Hockey Games, NASCAR and dozens of other attractions that big cities provide. Note: Kansas City has dozens of places to find free amusements. If you are looking for something to do, try taking a walk down the Riverfront and participating in the drum tribe, sports matches and more. Join Events and Adventures for daily invitations to free or almost free entertainment in KCMO and KCKS.

Religious facilities

· Religious facilities nearby: Kansas City is a city full of faith. There are literally hundreds of area churches, temples, mosques and facilities for nearly every religion under the sun. This city is very respectful of religion.

Armour Oaks in Kansas City is a great place to live. It's centrally located in the city and is in one of the friendliest cities on the planet. There's a lot to keep you busy and it is a very affordable city to live in.