Waldo is a neighborhood in Kansas City that spans from Gregory Boulevard to 89th Street and from Holmes to State Line Road. It is named after a man who originally owned a great chunk of the land to raise mules for his business of shipping products on the Santa Fe Trail.
The Waldo Story: The Home of the Friendly Merchants by Ladene Morton
When you ask a Kansas City native where they live, their response is the name attached to their neighborhood or housing subdivision. Waldo is the neighborhood bounded by State Line Road to the west, 85th Street to the south, Troost Avenue to the east, and Gregory Boulevard to the north. It was named for one of its original residents, David Waldo, who ran freight on the Santa Fe Trail.