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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 05-22-2017, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Austin, TX:
Pop - 931,830
Metro - 2,056,405
Density - 3,358.32/sq mi
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Kansas City, MO:
Pop - 475,378
Urban - 1,519,417
Metro - 2,159,159
CSA - 2,428,362
Density - 1,474.2/sq mi
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Kansas City Skyline
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I've never seen a comparison between the two. Austin proper is a lot larger. However, both cities are similarly sized metro areas. Which city is better and why? Use all of the normal characteristics, such as:
  • Economy
  • Traffic
  • Nightlife
  • Diversity
  • Crime
  • Climate
  • Geography
  • Architecture
  • Urbanity
  • Sports
  • Food
  • Culture
  • Education
  • COL
  • Quality Of Life
  • Overall

Last edited by JMT; 05-22-2017 at 06:47 PM..
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:52 PM
 
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I prefer Austin, Texas.
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:24 AM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Austin. End of discussion.
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Old 05-23-2017, 07:27 AM
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Economy. Austin.
Traffic. Kansas City.
Nightlife. Austin.
Diversity. Tie.
Crime. Austin but I feel just as safe in KC.
Climate. Depends on what you like.
Geography. Depends on what you like.
Architecture. Kansas City.
Urbanity. Austin.
Sports. Kansas City.
Food. Tie.
Culture. Depends on what you like.
Education. For kids schools? KC.
COL. Kansas City.
Quality Of Life. Kansas City.
Overall. Kansss City.
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Old 05-23-2017, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh PA
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Kansas City. It actually feels like a more established and urban big city. Austin is an oversized college town and extremely overrated.
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:51 AM
 
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I'd take KC. In fact there are only 2 or 3 cities in America I would choose below Austin. But that's obviously a minority opinion. Austin is booming, popular, and people like it.

On the criteria:

Economy - Austin
Traffic - KC
Nightlife - I prefer KC. Austin's nightlife is among the most annoying things I've ever experienced.
Diversity - Tie
Crime - Austin
Climate - KC
Geography - Austin
Architecture - KC
Urbanity - KC
Sports - Tie
Food - KC
Culture - KC
Education - Austin
COL - KC
Quality Of Life - Tie
Overall - KC
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Old 05-23-2017, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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LOL. Check out the poll results. But hey, this forum is full of Austin homers right?
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Old 05-23-2017, 04:58 PM
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Location: Miami
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Kansas City

Economy - Austin
Traffic - KC
Nightlife - Austin
Diversity - KC
Crime - Austin
Climate - Austin
Geography - Austin
Architecture - KC
Urbanity - KC
Sports - KC
Food - KC
Culture - KC
Education - Austin
COL - KC
Quality Of Life - Austin
Overall - KC
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Old 05-23-2017, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Economy: Austin
Traffic: Kansas City
Nightlife: Kansas City
Diversity: Kansas City
Crime: Austin
Climate: Austin
Geography: Austin
Architecture: Kansas City
Urbanity: Kansas City
Sports: Kansas City
Food: Kansas City
Culture: Kansas City
Education: Kansas City
COL: Kansas City
Quality Of Life: Kansas City
Overall: Kansas City

I would choose Kansas City because it is a nice, urban city under the radar.
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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KC Wins. It's more urban and has more charm and culture.





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