Maritini Corner is a popular entertainment district in the Union Hill area of Kansas City. It is centrally located at 31St & Main St between Crown Center and Hyde Park. Condos and townhomes are abundant. Single family homes for sale close by are rarer and pricier each year. Scroll down to view a Google map of the Martini Corner area.
Locally owned businesses dominate. (Spend your money locally.) The Velvet Dog, Sol Cantina, Drop Gallery, Tower Tavern and The Monaco draw the night crowd with music and entertainment. All are located within a few blocks so no need to drive.
Within a half-mile radius of Martini Corner, there are currently 51 homes for sale. The lowest list price is $45,865; highest is $865,000. It's an eclectic neighborhood.
9 homes have Contracts Pending; 3 are under Back Up; 2 are Contingent.
6 homes SOLD in the last 90 days at an average price of $187,833. Low of $130,000; high of $307,500. 29 homes sold in the last 365 days.
The Median Price for all homes sold around Martini Corner in 2011 is $199,000.
What can you do near Martini Corner? World class shopping at Crown Center, Off Leash Dog Park at Penn Valley Park, The Engineerium and the Model Railroad Experience at Union Station, see a live show at any number of theatres, or a movie, play tennis, baseball, eat, drink and be merry!
The graph above depicts the Median Price of homes sold within 1/2 mile of Martini Corner from the year 2001 through 2011.
Costco's at 241 East Linwood Blvd is the closest grocery store (0.3mi.) Linwood Super Foods at 130 East Linwood is only 0.4 mile. The Sun Fresh Market at 3907 Main Street in Westport - Roanoke is only 1.5 miles away. Or you could go north 1.8 miles to reach the downtown Cosentino's.
Theatres within a mile of Martini Corner include The Unicorn, Coterie, Uptown, Just Off Broadway, American Heartland, Strand, AMC Mainstreet (movies) and the movie theater at Crown Center.
Cerner Corporation, north of the river, is about a 15--20 minute drive. The Sprint Campus in Overland Park Kansas is about a 25--30 minute drive.
History buffs will be interested to know that Union Cemetery received it's name because it was a 'union' between the two towns of Westport and Kansas. This was in 1857, after the cholera epidemic, when James Hunter deeded the 49 acres to The Union Cemetery Association.
Buck O'Neil is buried at Union Cemetery. Buck is the most famous and beloved Kansas City baseball player from the early days. He and Satchel Paige played on the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro Baseball League. Take your kids to the Museum - it's a blast!
Walt Disney's first studio was just a few blocks to the east of Martini Corner, on 31st and Forest. Walt's first studio went bankrupt so he packed up and moved to California. ♫ ♪ ♫ Walt attended the KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUE, 2.4 miles south of Martini Corner, at 4415 Warwick Blvd.
Martini Corner is marked by the red star on the map.
Nearby employers include Hallmark, Children's Mercy Hospital, Penn Valley Community College, Truman Medical Center, Boulevard Brewing Company, businesses at Crown Center, Burns & McDonnell, the many hotels nearby and the Federal Reserve Bank.
Did you know that Kansas City is the home to one of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks in the United States?
Penn Valley Park is about 4 blocks east of Main Street. The park is huge, extending from about 24th to 31st street and Summit to Main. Penn Valley Park has exercise trails, lighted baseball diamonds, tennis courts, an Off Leash Dog Park, a 3 acre lake, the Henry Bloch Wollman Fountain, the Liberty Memorial, the Pioneer Mother Memorial and the Firefighters' Fountain. Take the kids! Run 'em around for a few hours and relax tonight!
Restaurants at Martini Corner include the Velvet Dog, Sol Cantina, and The Drop. Just a block away, at 32nd & Main, there's the famous Gate's BBQ. Or there's always China Feast - 2 blocks south, between Main and McGee, on Linwood. All local!
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