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Old 05-16-2016, 01:40 PM
 
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I enjoy visiting Las Vegas, but not sure if I would want to live there. The great thing about Vegas that often gets overlooked is its so close to a lot of neat places. I don't gamble, but there are loads of world class shows and restaurants. However, KC seems more livable to me. KC has some great decently priced neighborhoods. If I was a retiree I might look at Las Vegas more, but as a younger guy, I think KC is better for me, but neither city is high on my list of where I would live.
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:09 PM
 
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Why would anyone want to actually live in Vegas? It's a fun town to visit but live? KC has more "normal" stuff to do and it's not a desert.
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:14 PM
 
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KC was the Las Vegas of the early 20th century...and that's were the similarities end. These 2 places have next to nothing in common. KC is a quiet, medium-small, staid Midwestern city. Las Vegas is a vibrant, if hokey, entertainment mecca in a desert.
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:17 PM
 
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Why would anyone want to actually live in Vegas? It's a fun town to visit but live? KC has more "normal" stuff to do and it's not a desert.
its pretty much paradise like Miami with palm trees but lower cost, no hurricanes
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:21 PM
 
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@UrbanCheetah. Why? They bad??


Actully i mean city as in more population.
Vegas has 600k and KC 420k.
Vegas has surprisngly rent like KC. And Palm trees and warmer weather
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City populations are irrelevant. The two have comparable metro sizes but IIRC Kansas City's metro is slightly larger.

But again, KC will "feel" more like a city because it has the urban fabric. Las Vegas is generally the strip and then a giant collection of subdivisions in the middle of the desert. That might be an oversimplification but it has very little to offer outside of the strip.

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its pretty much paradise like Miami with palm trees but lower cost, no hurricanes
If you already think Vegas is better then why bother comparing? Just move there
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:36 PM
 
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*sigh*

City populations are irrelevant. The two have comparable metro sizes but IIRC Kansas City's metro is slightly larger.

But again, KC will "feel" more like a city because it has the urban fabric. Las Vegas is generally the strip and then a giant collection of subdivisions in the middle of the desert. That might be an oversimplification but it has very little to offer outside of the strip.



If you already think Vegas is better then why bother comparing? Just move there
.. in NYC i can barely handle the summers.. so vegas might not be good. but KC got good job outlook
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Old 05-17-2016, 12:45 AM
 
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.. in NYC i can barely handle the summers.. so vegas might not be good. but KC got good job outlook
Well, considering how KC has those better job prospects, on top of the fact that it has much more to offer than Vegas, I would go with KC. Seems a no-brainer to me.
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:57 PM
 
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KC for sure! Great area!!
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Old 05-20-2016, 05:50 AM
 
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COL would be lower in Kansas City (edit, I may have assumed wrongly about that), but I can't say I'd prefer it over Las Vegas. YMMV. I'd stick with Las Vegas.
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Old 05-20-2016, 05:54 AM
 
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Why would anyone want to actually live in Vegas? It's a fun town to visit but live? KC has more "normal" stuff to do and it's not a desert.
Desert, meaning no humidity and no snow? Sounds pretty good!
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