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View Poll Results: Austin vs Kansas City
Austin 129 51.19%
Kansas City 123 48.81%
Voters: 252. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-23-2017, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Economy. Austin.
Traffic. Kansas City.
Nightlife. Austin.
Diversity. Tie.
Crime. Austin.
Climate. Austin.
Geography. Austin. Has the Texas Hill country next to it.
Architecture. Kansas City.
Urbanity. Austin.
Sports. Kansas City.
Food. Tie.
Culture. Tie.
Education. Austin.
COL. Kansas City.
Quality Of Life. Austin.
Overall. Austin.
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Midwest USA
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I tried to stay out of this because I hate Austin like the plague.
It's growing like a sucking tick on a 100 LB dog.
It is truly a **** stain on the American landscape with Charlotte and Nashville not far behind.
It's the land of 1 chord basement bands and 2am drunk, puking douche bags.
If it wasn't the state capital of Texas it would still be "East Albuquerque."

Kansas City is a smak-dab-in-the-middle, beautiful city with fountains, boulevards and art-deco architecture.
It also has one of the most unique and interesting neighborhoods anywhere in the Plaza District.
KC grows at a very modest pace but has improved itself 100% of what it was in the 90's.
The low COL and high QOL make KC one of the most livable cities anywhere.

Just look at it.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...pslnkslbsl.jpg
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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i tried to stay out of this because i hate austin like the plague.
It's growing like a sucking tick on a 100 lb dog.
It is truly a **** stain on the american landscape with charlotte and nashville not far behind.
It's the land of 1 chord basement bands and 2am drunk, puking douche bags.
If it wasn't the state capital of texas it would still be "east albuquerque."

kansas city is a smak-dab-in-the-middle, beautiful city with fountains, boulevards and art-deco architecture.
It also has one of the most unique and interesting neighborhoods anywhere in the plaza district.
Kc grows at a very modest pace but has improved itself 100% of what it was in the 90's.
The low col and high qol make kc one of the most livable cities anywhere.

Just look at it.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...pslnkslbsl.jpg

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Old 05-24-2017, 09:22 PM
 
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[*]Economy
Kansas City, only because the competition in Austin is so brutal. Austin gets the nod for tech jobs though.

[*]Traffic
Kansas City. Austin funnels everything onto 35. It can turn into an exercise in sitting.

[*]Nightlife
Austin.

[*]Diversity
Austin.

[*]Crime
Austin's rough areas came across to me as comparatively tame. Based on perception at least, I'd say Austin has the advantage.

[*]Climate
Ha! They both s*ck! Central Texas summers can really lean on a person. But for the most part Austin has one bad season, whereas two of them are pretty bad in KC. Austin.

[*]Geography
Texas Hill Country versus Heartland hills, forests and rivers. Hill Country is more unique. Austin.

[*]Architecture
Kansas City. It's architectural character is truly underestimated.

[*]Urbanity
Austin.

[*]Sports
UT sports versus the Chiefs, Royals and Jayhawks? I'll take the Longhorns. Austin!

[*]Food
Kansas City barbecue (delicious) versus Central Texas barbecue (very good) -- plus Tex Mex! Austin.

[*]Culture
Austin.

[*]Education
Austin. If we're talking on the university level, there's really no comparison here.

[*]COL
Definitely Kansas City.

[*]Quality Of Life
Austin.

[*]Overall
AUSTIN!
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:42 PM
 
Location: First Hill, Seattle
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Originally Posted by rumba77 View Post
I tried to stay out of this because I hate Austin like the plague.
It's growing like a sucking tick on a 100 LB dog.
It is truly a **** stain on the American landscape with Charlotte and Nashville not far behind.
It's the land of 1 chord basement bands and 2am drunk, puking douche bags.
If it wasn't the state capital of Texas it would still be "East Albuquerque."

Kansas City is a smak-dab-in-the-middle, beautiful city with fountains, boulevards and art-deco architecture.
It also has one of the most unique and interesting neighborhoods anywhere in the Plaza District.
KC grows at a very modest pace but has improved itself 100% of what it was in the 90's.
The low COL and high QOL make KC one of the most livable cities anywhere.

Just look at it.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...pslnkslbsl.jpg
While I don't share your disdain of Austin, I would like to point out that the KC area saw a fairly massive spike in domestic in-migration between 2015-2016. The in-migration numbers were 6,693. That isn't a lot compared to Austin but it is a lot for KC. It's actually a 250% increase from the previous three years combined. I'm not sure if it's just a random spike but it's certainly a figure to pay attention to next year and beyond.

https://kceconomy.org/2017/03/24/kcs...trong-economy/
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:52 PM
 
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[*]Economy
Kansas City, only because the competition in Austin is so brutal. Austin gets the nod for tech jobs though.

[*]Traffic
Kansas City. Austin funnels everything onto 35. It can turn into an exercise in sitting.

[*]Nightlife
Austin.

[*]Diversity
Austin.

[*]Crime
Austin's rough areas came across to me as comparatively tame. Based on perception at least, I'd say Austin has the advantage.

[*]Climate
Ha! They both s*ck! Central Texas summers can really lean on a person. But for the most part Austin has one bad season, whereas two of them are pretty bad in KC. Austin.

[*]Geography
Texas Hill Country versus Heartland hills, forests and rivers. Hill Country is more unique. Austin.

[*]Architecture
Kansas City. It's architectural character is truly underestimated.

[*]Urbanity
Austin.

[*]Sports
UT sports versus the Chiefs, Royals and Jayhawks? I'll take the Longhorns. Austin!

[*]Food
Kansas City barbecue (delicious) versus Central Texas barbecue (very good) -- plus Tex Mex! Austin.

[*]Culture
Austin.

[*]Education
Austin. If we're talking on the university level, there's really no comparison here.

[*]COL
Definitely Kansas City.

[*]Quality Of Life
Austin.

[*]Overall
AUSTIN!
I agree with most of this, except urbanity. How in the world is Austin more urban than Kansas City?
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Old 05-24-2017, 10:32 PM
 
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Wow didn't expect KC to be ahead. It's currently crushing Indy in that other poll to. Guess I might be underestimating KC's popularity on these boards.
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:36 AM
 
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I agree with most of this, except urbanity. How in the world is Austin more urban than Kansas City?
Kansas City possibly looks more urban than Austin, but in the core I believe Austin has more energy, activity, pedestrians, etc. Now once we get just outside the core, yes Austin quickly begins to sprawl more than necessary. It's kind of a unique place to me in that it seems to have a number of large satellite towns rather than close-in suburbs.
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Old 05-25-2017, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Wow didn't expect KC to be ahead. It's currently crushing Indy in that other poll to. Guess I might be underestimating KC's popularity on these boards.
I think at one point, this poll was as lopsided, or even more lopsided than the Gary vs Miami beaches poll. Yep, Austin is not a C-D darling like some think.
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Old 05-25-2017, 07:10 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Wow didn't expect KC to be ahead. It's currently crushing Indy in that other poll to. Guess I might be underestimating KC's popularity on these boards.
You didn't? I sure as hell did.

Austin is probably one of the most hated cities on this board.
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