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Old 11-03-2011, 09:13 AM
 
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I am relocating to KC from NJ and would like to find a rental house in a horse oriented community that is a reasonable commute to West Bottoms. Any ideas of locations to look?
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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You might check out Kearny, MO or that area from Liberty to Excelsior Springs. William Jewell College in Liberty has some popular equestrian programs as well and that area of Clay County north of Liberty is developed in a "large lot" but rural way so I think a lot of people have horses up there.

You might contact these people:
http://www.academyofriding.com/

They are in the Liberty area.

Also western Wyandotte County/Southern Leavenworth County in Kansas used to have some riding stables and is also very rural/large lot suburban so that area might have something too. Both of these areas would be 20-45 minutes to the west bottoms.

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Old 11-03-2011, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Parkville, MO
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also up north, just west of Barry Rd/I-29 there are several stables. If you would be interested in volunteering with a horse rescue - CLER (Changing Leads Equine Rescue) is in that area.
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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The entire Smithville Lake area (NE of airport) is horse country. The lake has over 20 miles of horse trails that are very impressive and well maintained. Is a straight shot down 169 to get to downtown/west bottoms, about 30-40 minutes depending on where in lake area.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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Thanks so much!
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:42 PM
 
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There is an area off 635 about at 38th street it winds around a remote hilly area. The road is called Sorter drive and winds back in to highway 5 (leavenworth road) every one around there has horses, there is a stable out there too. I think that area is known as the historic "Quindaro Bluffs " because of its proximity to the river.
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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There is an area off 635 about at 38th street it winds around a remote hilly area. The road is called Sorter drive and winds back in to highway 5 (leavenworth road) every one around there has horses, there is a stable out there too. I think that area is known as the historic "Quindaro Bluffs " because of its proximity to the river.
Sortor Drive. Black country people with horses in an almost Deliverance-like hilly/wooded area. A slice of the rural south a few miles from downtown KC. It's not uncommon to see horses being ridden along Leavenworth Road in KCK. That area is really weird and has a lot of history from the underground railroad, Western University (for blacks), town of Quindaro, and the Kansas City, Leavenworth and Western Railway (electric).

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.147...h&z=15&vpsrc=6
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quindaro_Townsite
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_University_(Kansas)
http://www.kckpl.lib.ks.us/documents/kckleavenworth.pdf

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Old 11-04-2011, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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Interesting, thanks for sharing, i kind of feel like going up that road and check it out.

I have driven Merriam Lane from 635 to Mission Rd and it also has this backwoods, southern feel. KCK is so weird but it's kind of cool it's weird, it makes me want to explore KCK more, it gets no love and seems like the Red Headed Step Child of the Metro.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:15 AM
 
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Interesting, thanks for sharing, i kind of feel like going up that road and check it out.

I have driven Merriam Lane from 635 to Mission Rd and it also has this backwoods, southern feel. KCK is so weird but it's kind of cool it's weird, it makes me want to explore KCK more, it gets no love and seems like the Red Headed Step Child of the Metro.
KCK is one of the weirdest places in the country. But it's also one of the most interesting places to explore.
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