Gladstone is a city in Clay County, Missouri, United States and a suburb of Kansas City. The City of Gladstone is located only 10 minutes from downtown Kansas City, and 10 minutes from Kansas City International Airport. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 26,365. It is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Atkins-Johnson Farmhouse Property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.Gladstone is located at 39°12′42″N 94°33′42″W (39.211752, -94.561687). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.06 square miles (20.88 km2), of which 8.05 square miles (20.85 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
The city is connected to nearby North Kansas City and Kansas City proper by Routes 1 and 283 as well as nearby U.S. Route 169, which sits less than one mile from the city’s western border. I-29 runs near the city’s southernmost tip shortly after its initial break from I-35. A handful of small subdivisions maintain independent municipalities along North Oak Trafficway, a road which is host to much of the area’s shopping. The city is rectangular in shape, with the city limits generally extending from NE Englewood Road or NE 55th to NE 78th south to north, and N. Jackson Ave. to N. Broadway east to west. The city boundaries include a panhandle that goes south to NW 44th St. and from NW Briarcliff Ln. to Gladstone Waterworks Rd. from east to west.
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