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Old 06-13-2017, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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I created a thread about midwestern cities with best weather and these two are my favorite, so kets compare them in terms of.
Potential growth:
Cost of living:
Education:
things to do:
friendliness of its residents:
Architecture:
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Potential growth: Indianapolis
Cost of living: Kansas City
Education: Indianapolis
things to do: Kansas City
friendliness of its residents: Kansas City
Architecture: Kansas City

I would choose Kansas City.
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:25 PM
 
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Potential growth: Indianapolis
Cost of living: Kansas City
Education: Indianapolis
things to do: Kansas City
friendliness of its residents: Kansas City
Architecture: Kansas City

I would choose Kansas City.
The cost of living index is virtually the same. Kansas City COL is around 1.7 percent higher but employers in Kansas City typically pay 0.8% more than employers in Indianapolis.
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Midwest USA
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This KC vs Indy was just done recently.
The thread isn't even that old.

From a population and economic perspective both cities are growing comparably.
COL, "friendliness," etc is also pretty close. I like Indy and it is moving ahead while other midwestern cities are descending.

KC has better museums, has a much denser urban quality and is more architecturally diverse and beautiful IMO.
KC has better weather (More sunshine, less winter) and MLB trumps the NBA all day every day.
KC also has arguably the best MLS experience in the sport.
KC has better transit with the new downtown streetcar.
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Old 06-14-2017, 03:35 PM
 
Location: IN
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This KC vs Indy was just done recently.
The thread isn't even that old.

From a population and economic perspective both cities are growing comparably.
COL, "friendliness," etc is also pretty close. I like Indy and it is moving ahead while other midwestern cities are descending.

KC has better museums, has a much denser urban quality and is more architecturally diverse and beautiful IMO.
KC has better weather (More sunshine, less winter) and MLB trumps the NBA all day every day.
KC also has arguably the best MLS experience in the sport.
KC has better transit with the new downtown streetcar.
Indianapolis metro area is faster growing in percentage terms. In a direct suburban county comparison, Hamilton County is growing at twice the rate of Johnson County and the former has a higher median household income.

Indianapolis has much more preferable weather due to less extreme swings in temperature with evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. Soil types are also more favorable as well.
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Old 06-14-2017, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Midwest USA
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Indianapolis metro area is faster growing in percentage terms. In a direct suburban county comparison, Hamilton County is growing at twice the rate of Johnson County and the former has a higher median household income.
No, that's a misnomer. #nocredibility
And what does Johnson Cty have to do with anything?
Who cares about a "suburban county comparison?" Get a clue.

Kansas City Metro Net Migration
  • 2014 +1,311
  • 2015 +802
  • 2016 +6,693
  • + 8,806
Indianapolis Metro Net Migration
  • 2014 +2,345
  • 2015 +917
  • 2016 +2509
  • + 5771
https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/data/p..._City%2C_MO-KS
https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/data/p...Anderson%2C_IN

Overall Population Growth
Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area
2,104,509 (+20,045 since 7/1/2015)

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area
2,004,230 (+17,688 since 7/1/2015)


https://www.census.gov/data/tables/2...cal-areas.html
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:27 PM
 
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No, that's a misnomer. #nocredibility
And what does Johnson Cty have to do with anything?
Who cares about a "suburban county comparison?" Get a clue.

Kansas City Metro Net Migration
  • 2014 +1,311
  • 2015 +802
  • 2016 +6,693
  • + 8,806
Indianapolis Metro Net Migration
  • 2014 +2,345
  • 2015 +917
  • 2016 +2509
  • + 5771
https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/data/p..._City%2C_MO-KS
https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/data/p...Anderson%2C_IN

Overall Population Growth
Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area
2,104,509 (+20,045 since 7/1/2015)

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area
2,004,230 (+17,688 since 7/1/2015)


https://www.census.gov/data/tables/2...cal-areas.html
You are cherry picking your stats. Indy's population grew 6.16% since 2010. KC's grew 4.74 during that same period. Also Indy's economy is growing much faster. Indy's GDP is $134,081 (billions) compared to KC's $125,618(billions) Since 2014 Indy's GDP increased over KC's by around $4.5 billions

Indy: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/NGMP26900

KC: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/NGMP28140
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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Originally Posted by rumba77 View Post
This KC vs Indy was just done recently.
The thread isn't even that old.

From a population and economic perspective both cities are growing comparably.
COL, "friendliness," etc is also pretty close. I like Indy and it is moving ahead while other midwestern cities are descending.

KC has better museums, has a much denser urban quality and is more architecturally diverse and beautiful IMO.
KC has better weather (More sunshine, less winter) and MLB trumps the NBA all day every day.
KC also has arguably the best MLS experience in the sport.
KC has better transit with the new downtown streetcar.
Sorry man, i must have missed it
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Midwest USA
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You are cherry picking your stats. blah, blah, blah, blah...

Indy: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/NGMP26900
KC: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/NGMP28140

Talk about cherry picking facts

KC has gained more people than Indy = growing faster.
GAME OVER
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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No, that's a misnomer. #nocredibility
And what does Johnson Cty have to do with anything?
Who cares about a "suburban county comparison?" Get a clue.


https://www.census.gov/data/tables/2...cal-areas.html
When in doubt, always go the personal attack route.
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