Rosedale named one of the Best Neighborhoods in Kansas

From the Unified Government:

The Kansas Leadership Center (KLC)’s quarterly publication, The Journal, has released its list of the Best Neighborhoods in Kansas for 2018. In Kansas City, Kansas, Rosedale made the “Best Neighborhood” list and Neighbors Who Care received honorable mention.
 
“There are hundreds of very good neighborhoods across the state of Kansas that provide comfortable housing, wonderful neighbors, pleasant amenities and opportunities to connect. But the best neighborhoods in Kansas have high aspirations. They invest in building and maintaining community to the highest degree possible,” said Chris Green, managing editor of The Journal.
 
After evaluating several dozen submissions from neighborhood residents across the state, a team of five outside judges identified 10 neighborhoods they thought deserved recognition. The four places named the Best Neighborhoods in Kansas for 2018 are: Delaware Street Commons in Lawrence; East Lawrence; Rosedale in Kansas City; and College Hill in Topeka. In addition, six neighborhoods received honorable mentions. They are: Neighbors Who Care in Kansas City, Kansas; Sunset Hill in Lawrence; Old West Lawrence; College Hill and Delano in Wichita; and Mill Creek Farms in Olathe.
 
“From our perspective, great neighborhoods are more than the sum of their property values or the test scores of the nearest elementary school. These places have a distinct look and style. They honor history, but they aren’t trapped by it. They comfort residents, sure. But they also challenge them,” said Green.
 
With a history that reaches back into the days of covered wagons and steamboats, Rosedale is now a community on the rise that takes advantage of easy highway access, vibrant community gardens and close-knit neighborhood groups. Housing values have increased and crime has decreased in recent years, making Rosedale a prime location for families and new businesses to grow.
 
“This is the first time The Journal has sought out submissions and recognized the Best Neighborhoods in Kansas,” said Green. “In the future, we hope the opportunity to be on this list will inspire a wider range of participation and perhaps even the creation of new neighborhood identities.”

About The Journal
The Journal is a print and online magazine published four times a year by the Kansas Leadership Center since 2013. It reaches more than 7,000 readers with each issue, the vast majority of whom are past participants in KLC leadership trainings.  Subscribe to The Journal at https://kansasleadershipcenter.org/klcpress/.