Located in southwest Independence, Manor Oaks is bounded by 32nd Street South to the north, Crysler to the east, Norton to the west, and 35th Street to the south.
This mid-century neighborhood was established in the early 1960s. Known for its wide lots and ranch-style homes, the area boasts curvilinear streets, manicured lawns, and a canopy of mature trees. Gateway features and signage at the entrance of each street welcomes residents and visitors and delineates Manor Oaks as its own distinctive location.
Ranch-style homes in suburban areas were a rejection of previously popular narrow, urban lots and the multi-story houses and detached garages of the early twentieth-century. Mid-century homes took advantage of long, often one-story floor plans that stretched over the entire width of the lot.
While most homes in Manor Oaks were constructed in this popular ranch style, designs and materials vary widely with brick, wood, and stone exteriors, large picture windows, low-pitched roofs, prominent driveways, and often front-facing garage entries. These unique features give each home its own character and identity, while maintaining an overall cohesive feel to the neighborhood.