Great things start with a Mission
Reasons to love Mission Farms abound: rustic, historic architecture; lovely green spaces, well-curated boutique shops; Kansas City’s premier collection of locally owned restaurants; exclusive homes and well-appointed offices; a dynamic ambience that invites you to relax, refresh, reinvigorate.
There’s no place like Mission Farms anywhere in Johnson County—a vibrant destination blending the best life has to offer in an area steeped in history and tradition.
Pioneering spirit endures
Once home to verdant land nurtured by entrepreneurial farmers and lush fields where prized horses roamed the gently rolling terrain, modern-day Mission Farms has a captivatingly unique story to tell.
Roy Cross, a prominent and respected Kansas City businessman, originally owned the property in the 1920s and 30s. He operated the 115-acre swath of land located far on the city’s outskirts as a dairy farm and weekend country retreat for his family. Horse farms were common throughout the area, too, a welcome respite for folks looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for a slower paced experience on horseback, crisscrossing hills and trails.
In 1940, members of the Greater Kansas City’s Chamber of Commerce American Royal committee formed the Saddle & Sirloin Club as a way to extend the city’s important agrarian roots by unifying the business community with the prolific livestock industry. Three years later the burgeoning club purchased the land at 103rd and Mission from the Cross family to establish a ranch where, for decades, hundreds of equestrian enthusiasts enjoyed riding and recreational facilities in an unsurpassed setting.
Development in Johnson County decreased the Saddle & Sirloin Club’s acreage until, in the 1990s, only 70 acres remained. The organization decided to support the community’s planned growth and relocated to 325 acres near the intersection of 150 and Holmes Road in Missouri, where it continues to flourish.
Visionary Mission Farms developers purchased the land from the Saddle & Sirloin Club in 1999 and broke ground in 2006. Today the mixed-used development boasts estate homes, upscale condos and apartments, more than 40,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space and more than 15,000 square feet of prime office space.
Sense of community prevails
Conveniently nestled in the heart of Leawood at Indian Creek Parkway (106th Street) and Mission Road, Mission Farms is more than an attractive shopping, dining, residential, and office development. It connects to its storied roots with spectacular bronze sculptures that add a unique visual charm. It offers convenient access to the picturesque Johnson County Trails System for bikers, runners, and walker. It invites you to sit under the stars on the Fourth of July to watch fireworks or to shop at an intimate Farmer’s Market.
Celebrated destination attracts
Whether it’s your first time or 50th visit to Mission Farms, we know you’ll write your own story. Meet friends after work to sip craft beer and munch on appetizers at one of the top-notch eateries, shop the distinctive stores where you’re personally greeted by the owner, or attend a free event, secure in the knowledge that we went to great lengths to provide you the perfect destination. Great things start with a Mission … and Mission Farms, which echoes the tradition of its past, is destined to become a classic.