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View Poll Results: Which middle Midwest metro is best: Kansas City, Saint Louis, Omaha, Indianapolis
Kansas City MO 59 29.80%
Saint Louis MO 90 45.45%
Omaha NE 19 9.60%
Indianapolis IN 30 15.15%
Voters: 198. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-27-2012, 09:01 PM
 
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People will always talk about Chicago. You hear enough flack about Detroit and Cleveland. You hear a lot of "debate" about Minneapolis.

So, of the less discussed and slightly smaller metro areas, Kansas City, Saint Louis, Omaha, Indianapolis, which one is the best mix of overall QOL aspects and a brighter future. Please take the poll and explain your answer.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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I would guess that the St. Lewie metro has the largest economy of the four and likely a larger concentration of wealth/ opportunity.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:14 PM
 
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I've never been to Indianapolis. But Having lived in the other 3 places, I can say that St. Louis is the best. Omaha is a farm town compared to KC or STL. There's way more entertainment and culture in STL, and people are more interesting. Omaha has the feeling of a city that's been fabricated.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:20 PM
 
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Omaha is a farm town compared to KC or STL.
Then, how (much) do STL and KC differ?
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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1.STL
2a.KC
2b.Indy
3.Omaha

They are all great in their own right, but generally belong in different classes. Tough to compare cities ranging from 900K to 2.8 million.

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Omaha has the feeling of a city that's been fabricated.
How exactly? The suburbs are a dime a dozen as they are anywhere, but there are tons of areas in east Omaha with lots of character.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:46 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Kansas City
Saint Louis
Indianapolis
Omaha
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago =)
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I would say St. Louis. City is great and there are lots of suburbs that are some of the coolest I've seen. KC would take a close second though. Its got thriving suburbs and I love Kansas City. Indy metro is a bit meh and Omaha needs a few more years to compete in size.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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My favorites are Kansas City and Omaha.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:29 PM
 
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st. louis is much larger and much more sophisticated than all of the other cities. it is a significantly older and more sophisticated metropolitan area with much more to offer. it's probably not fair to make a poll in which st. louis and omaha are compared. kansas city is maybe more comparable to st. louis, but still a very distant second in this poll. st. louis is a more eastern oriented city; the others are undoubtedly great plains. there is a fundamental cultural difference. apples and oranges.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:52 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Is there a particular reason why these four metros were chosen? There are others to consider as well including Milwaukee, Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland & Cincinnati. There are even more if one considers more metros under 1 million besides Omaha.
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