Mission Hills

Welcome to Mission Hills

Home to the bustling, modern Country Club Plaza and a plethora of upscale homes
Just a short drive out of Kansas City sits the high-end town of Mission Hills; a sprawling, lush area with many multi-million dollar homes. The town is known for its propensity for gardens and keeping the natural beauty of the community alive.
The city was envisioned in 1912 by urban planner J.C. Nichols, who developed the renowned Country Club Plaza district in Kansas City. First-time visitors to Mission Hills can’t help noticing the fountains, statues, and sculptures that decorate the town plaza and traffic circles, some of which are hundreds of years old or museum pieces imported from abroad.
Wooded hills, winding streams, and pleasant valleys provide a natural backdrop for what is one of the most beautiful American suburbs, and a place as beautiful as Mission Hills is hard to leave. So much so that many people who grow up here often return to the area to raise their own families down the line. This upscale neighborhood is a prime real estate investment!

What to Love

  • Peaceful, lush, and naturally beautiful
  • An active, close-knit community with involved parents 
  • High-end homes and affluent neighborhoods

People and Lifestyle

Mission Hills residents tend to be affluent, successful and often are commuting into Kansas City or working from home. They like to stay active by running, walking, or biking in Loose Park or at one of the workout studios in Country Club Plaza. Community events, like the annual Street Fair or the Verona Columns Concert, attract family members of all ages. At outdoor functions, you’re more likely to see children playing together and the parents all chatting and spending time together. Spend a little time here and you quickly discover a central truth: that the pleasant surroundings are matched by the outlook of the people who live here. This is a small town and people all know each other well!

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

There are some fantastic spots to eat in Mission Hills – check out our favorites!

For shopping and dining, Country Club Plaza is the locally-acclaimed center in Mission Hills that has high-end shops, boutiques, major chains, top-rated restaurants, and places for spa treatments.

Things to Do

This family-friendly suburb is packed with things to do and close proximity to all the hustle and bustle of downtown Kansas City. Loose Park is a local favorite for its running/walking trails, playground, rose garden, tennis courts, and garden center with event rooms. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is a local Kansas City favorite for rotating events and exhibits.
Country Club Plaza is the locally-acclaimed center in Mission Hills that has high-end shops, boutiques, major chains, top-rated restaurants, and places for spa treatments. They host multiple annual events and pop-up happenings throughout the year that are family-friendly and draw great crowds, including the Plaza Art Fair. If you want to hit the links and take advantage of social opportunities, a hot membership to have is at Mission Hills Country Club with a ​​championship 6,454-yard Par 70 layout.


Mission Hills operates in the top-rated Shawnee Mission School District and includes the top-rated Shawnee Mission East High School (A+ rating on Niche!). Other nearby schools are Highlands Elementary, Prairie Elementary, and Indian Hills Middle School.
Some Mission Hills residents also opt to send their kids to one of the top-rated private schools in the region such as:
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