The Pitch: Artists and performers and bargain hunters are reviving the Historic Northeast
Pendleton Heights was Kansas City's first real suburb, a once-exclusive neighborhood that has, over the past 100 years, seen more highs and lows than the Prowler at Worlds of Fun. The gossip and news shared by a couple of people sitting in rocking chairs on Poertner's front porch fit somehow into this century-long timeline, informed by history. Have you heard? they ask. One of the three Heim mansions on Benton Boulevard — once home to the beer-brewing Heim brothers, who built Electric Park, at 46th Street and the Paseo, in 1907 — has been sold.
"It's one of the prettiest mansions in the Northeast," answers Linda Fleischman, the flame-tressed massage therapist and former concert promoter. She's an unofficial cheerleader for the Northeast, an area bounded roughly by Truman Road and Cliff Drive, from the Paseo to Blue River. She loves this neighborhood in particular, and she's thrilled when she sees new faces.
Really some amazing looking houses in these hoods.