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Old 05-16-2016, 09:41 AM
 
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I dont mind any weather just low COL in with a city feel. Possibly with good public transportation but nit that important
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Old 05-16-2016, 10:04 AM
 
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Low COL? Kansas City beats Las Vegas.

I would say Vegas to some degree feels more like a place people visit, where KC feels more like an established place where people live. That doesn't mean you wouldn't enjoy it in Vegas, but in a traditional sense, I would say KC feels more "city".
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Old 05-16-2016, 10:31 AM
 
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Oh lord, I would die in either. Gonna have to pass on this one.
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:31 AM
 
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Oh lord, I would die in either. Gonna have to pass on this one.
Yet, you didn't...
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:56 AM
 
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Kansas City is gonna give that "city feel" because it has been a real city for quite some time. It has great historic bones and a solid urban core. Las Vegas has absolutely none of that-it's the newest major city in the country (if not the world) and thus has absolutely zero pre-existing urban fabric.
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:34 PM
 
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@UrbanCheetah. Why? They bad??
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Kansas City is gonna give that "city feel" because it has been a real city for quite some time. .
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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Old 05-16-2016, 12:35 PM
 
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KC is far preferable.
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:37 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
The Kansas City metro is a bit more populous than the Vegas metro. Vegas is Not bigger than KC
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:22 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
Not that it matters too much but I think you meant to put 470K rather than 420K. But metro area is what really matters, which they are very similar
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:24 PM
 
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I would say Las Vegas has a lower cost of living then Kansas City. Both Metro's are inexpensive by big city standards.

Kansas City has a lower median single family home price then Las Vegas. However, Las Vegas has many, many inexpensive neighborhoods with condo's and townhomes that are very inexpensive.

Rents are very low in Las Vegas. They have apartments going for less then 500 dollars a month in the older, rougher areas near the Strip in Vegas, I would venture to guess even KC is more then that.

No State Income tax in Nevada and very low property taxes with property tax limitations.

Las Vegas has the Strip and Fremont Street which has a big city feel. Other then that it doesn't have the amenities that Kansas City has.

Kansas City has Country Club Plaza and Westport which are real streetcar neighborhoods that you see in dense eastern cities. Las Vegas outside of tourist areas feels like a dysfunctional, poorly zoned suburban area.

Kansas City has terrible public transit and is a very dangerous city so it's easy to end up in a rough area with the bus system. I took a bus through a bad area in Kansas City when traveling a decade ago and it was scary. The rough areas are very close to the touristy, nice areas in Central Kansas City.

Las Vegas has excellent public transit. They run 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The buses are very frequent during the day and have hourly service all night long. The bus system is very slow. It takes the double-decker buses a long time to travel short distances.

I personally don't find either Kansas City or Las Vegas appealing but I would say overall it is a tie.
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