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Lykins sits right in the midst of rich Kansas City History.

The boundaries of Lykins Neighborhood are Independence Avenue, Benton Boulevard, Hardesty Avenue, and the diagonal train tracks that run from Truman Road to 9th St.

The Lykins Neighborhood is named after the first elected mayor of Kansas City and has many homes built in the 1800s. Lykins is truly a melting pot of economic and ethnic diversity, a rich experience of many cultures and peoples. As many as 17 languages are spoken in the neighorhood’s Whittier Elementary School.

In the middle of Lykins is Lykins Square Park. Around the park, there is a hive of activity as plans are made to rehab homes and build new ones, as well as add amenities to the park.

The neighborhood is in the process of creating something uniquely special: an up and coming diverse community focused on collaboration and a common vision. It’s a great place to raise a family. The low cost of living, the abundance of community projects, great schools and the availability of ultra-high speed internet are all reasons to call Lykins home.

Neighborhood Meetings are  the 2nd Monday of every month at the Maker’s Space, 3704 E 12th St. Dinner is served at 6 pm and the meeting starts at 6:30. There are Spanish and Swahili interpreters in attendance.

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