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Old 07-19-2017, 02:29 PM
 
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I hear about this trio a lot, and I'd like to compare these areas.

I'm very interested in geography and United States' cities and I am looking into the central part of our country.

Please compare and contrast:

-Weather
-Culture
-Lifestyle
-Terrain/Elevation/Topography
-Metro
-Attitudes
-Economy
-Cost of living
-What the areas are known for and what the roots are
-Rank them IYO
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:40 PM
 
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Know what, throw Wichita in there too. Completely forgot about that one.

I've heard a lot about these cities, but would like answers from a site I can trust. That's why I ask a lot here lol.
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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I hear about this trio a lot, and I'd like to compare these areas.

I'm very interested in geography and United States' cities and I am looking into the central part of our country.

Please compare and contrast:

-Weather
-Culture
-Lifestyle
-Terrain/Elevation/Topography
-Metro
-Attitudes
-Economy
-Cost of living
-What the areas are known for and what the roots are
-Rank them IYO
Omaha and Tulsa are both considerably smaller than KC therefore KC has a lot more to offer as far as amenities, cultural attractions, pro sports, amusement parks, theater, better connected airport etc. There is a lot more to do in KC. People from Tulsa and Omaha will often vacation in KC.

Other than that, they are very similar. The three have a lot in common. Very similar topography with rolling terrain and very green and wooded tree cover, they are all river cities, they are all midwestern (Tulsa is nothing like OKC and would have more in common with KC than OKC).

Tulsa is much more conservative than KC, but I still feel it's more midwestern than southern. Omaha really is a small KC in almost every way.

Weather would be similar in all three. Omaha would have slightly cooler summers and a bit more snow than KC. Tulsa the opposite. None are really in the violent heart of tornado alley like OKC or other parts of MO, KS and OK, but all will get some pretty impressive spring thunderstorms.

I would rank KC considerably higher than the other two mostly do to size and rank Omaha slightly above Tulsa because I think they have a more vibrant downtown.

Wichita is not a great town at all. Just not a lot going on there. Pretty run down, downtown is nearly empty most of the time, topography is more like what you would expect from KS or OK than the other cities. Pretty flat and bland. It's also in the state of Kansas which pretty much only cares about suburban Johnson County next to KCMO.

So:

Kansas City, MO







Omaha, NE

Tulsa, OK







Wichita, KS
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Trumpville
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I'll throw OKC in as well. I would say it works out about like this.

Kansas City
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Omaha
Tulsa
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Oklahoma City
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Wichita
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:56 PM
 
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I prefer Tulsa
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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All three are fantastic. Tulsa is very underrated. I pick Tulsa just for the nature nearby (Ozarks and the lakes) and the Art Deco. All three have fanatical and regressive state governments, however.
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Weather: Tulsa
-Culture: Tulsa
-Lifestyle: Tulsa
-Terrain/Elevation/Topography: Tulsa
-Metro: Omaha
-Attitudes: Omaha
-Economy: Omhaha
-Cost of living: Tulsa
-What the areas are known for and what the roots are: ...
-Rank them IYO

Kansas City

Tulsa
Omaha



Oklahoma City

I would choose Tulsa because it is the nicest on the list. Omaha is also very nice.

Last edited by Shakeesha; 07-21-2017 at 07:22 AM.. Reason: I forgot to choose a city.
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:20 AM
 
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Tulsa
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
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you really can't compare Tulsa, Omaha, or Witchita to KC. KC is a major city, while I believe the other 3 are medium sized cities who are still growing. Who wins this battle IMO? Kansas City, easily In my opinion sure Im biased but I like bigger cities (but not to big, I like 2mil to 3.5mil populated cities the best) better than medium cities. though of those 3 cities I think Omaha wins. It's very close between Omaha and Tulsa but Tulsa is dealing with some pretty bad crime right now so I guess Omaha wins. Though I like Tulsa... It is very underrated and has some parts that have a lot going for it. Witchita does not feel it's size. Not a whole lot going on there.
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Why are there so many Kansas City threads?
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