Waldo Crawldo This Saturday June 8, 2013

Iwaldo crawldot’s time once again for the Waldo Crawldo Pub Crawl to benefit Habitat for Humanity – Kansas City.  This is a really fun evening–get a group together and explore some Waldo bars and eateries you may not be familiar with…you are sure to make new friends along the way!


Saturday June 8, 2013


Begins at 75th and Wornall

14 bars and restaurants on the route

$5 per ticket  presale at participating venues; $10 at the door.

Food and drink specials, plus prizes for biggest group, best t-shirt and best costume


Thank you for supporting locally owned Waldo businesses and events!

This Weekend: Caffeine Crawl and Waldo Crawldo

Here’s an event I was not aware of in Kansas City:  The Caffeine Crawl.  I saw a postcard for it when I stopped by The Roasterie a week or so ago.  And it’s just what it sounds like:  a bus tour of local coffee shops tasting various coffees. Mmmm…sounds like fun!

Caffeine Crawl Kansas City 2012

Kansas City has a good number of locally-owned coffee shops and roasters.  The 2012 KC Caffeine Crawl runs over two days this weekend, and covers 14 different venues.  Not only do the stops include the obvious spots, like The Roasterie, LatteLand and the Broadway Cafe, but also places I’m not familiar with:  Revo Cup Coffee Roasters in Overland Park and Oddly Correct Coffee Roasters on Main in midtown. (I’m making a visit to the Oddly Correct coffee shop just because the name sounds so inviting!).   The Caffeine Crawl is sold out, but anyone is welcome to the free after party Sept 15  at About the Coffee, 3185 Terrace.  This is a family friendly event featuring the ‘baristalympics’ and an organic BBQ food truck (with vegetarian options!).  The Caffeine Crawl happens in a few other cities as well, watch the website for details on the 2013 Kansas City event.

Another event happening this weekend is the 8th annual Waldo Crawldo to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  Starting at 6pm, all seven venues participating are within walking distance of 75th and Wornall.  A great way to check out several different bars, meet new friends and not have to worry about driving from place to place.  There are prizes and drink specials, too!  Order your tickets on line, just $5 in advance–visit www.waldocrawldo.com to order.  (For some reason the link isn’t working, so I am printing the website address for reference).

Waldo Crawldo June 25, 2011

Affordable fun and a great way to  meet your neighbors…plan on attending the 8th annual Waldo Crawldo on Saturday June 25!  Fourteen locations are participating, along and just off  Wornall Road from approximately 75th-85th St.  There  will be a bus available  but easy to walk from spot to spot.  The Well, Waldo Pizza, Tasso’s and Swagger are just a few of the businesses that will offer specials for the night.

And you can conveniently get your tickets on line!  Just $7 on line, $5 if you stop by one of the participating businesses and $10 the night of the event. More information at  waldokc.org

Why Buy Now In Waldo

Sure, home prices are flat but that’s exactly why NOW is the time to buy in Waldo!  You can get a great deal on a Waldo home in a location that’s always popular…even more so now with all of the new businesses popping up near 75th and Wornall.  I hear it all the time as a realtor — “I want to be walking distance to shops and restaurants”.  Waldo offers that desireable amenity..and that’s precisely why it will be an area that always holds value for homeowners.

I think of Waldo as an excellent neighborhood for first time buyers because so many of the residents are in their 20s and 30s–a typical age for a first time buyer.  The homeowners generally are friendly and take the time to know their neighbors; they keep the homes neat and and attractive; and most important:  these are solidly built homes, often with stone basements, brick exteriors and charming architechtural details….every home is different, inside and out.

There are dozens of homes for sale in Waldo, and here are just three that I think offer a good value for the money–and remember, buyers are not paying list price these days:

7408 Walnut

This home on the 7400 block of Walnut is new to the market and shows very well–a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with a one car garage, private drive for $178,900. Upstairs there is a walk in closet and expandable attic space, plus office space on the first floor.



7141 McGee

On the 7100 block of McGee, this home offers 3 bedrooms and two full baths, plus a one car garage for $185,000.  There is a relaxing screened porch and a back patio.



7620 Grand

On the 7600 block of Grand, this three bedroom 1.5 bath house has an attached one car garage, newer windows, roof, bath and kitchen for $180,000.



Now is the time to buy, when the US government is  paying you to do so–close by November 30 if you are a first time buyer and receive a $8000 tax refund/credit.  There is no guarantee this credit will be extended and it takes about 45-60 days to close on a purchase–so time is running out!  There are so many choices out there–every Waldo home is unique with it’s features, floor plan and exterior curb appeal.  Waldo is a great choice for first time homebuyers–contact me  if you would like to see these homes or for a tour of the neighborhood.

Also, don’t forget the Waldo Fall Festival this weekend:  Saturday Sept 19 from 10am-5pm at 75th and Wornall Road.  Saturday night it’s the Waldo Crawldo from 6pm-midnight with 14 particpating bars and restaurants! www.waldokc.org