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Old 10-26-2018, 02:00 PM
 
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I will be relocating to one of these cities in the relatively near future. Which one would you say is best based on the following criteria:

- Housing (I plan to buy. I know all three of these areas have cheap real estate, but which one provides the best value?)

- Urbanity/walkability

- Employment opportunities (I plan to get into aviation mechanic training, as well as electrical training).

- Outdoor recreation such as parks. I really like outdoor basketball, so an abundance of outdoor basketball courts would be nice.

- Urban neighborhoods. Neighborhoods that are interesting, as well as somewhat ' gritty' with lots of natural plant growth. Cookie cutter suburban style neighborhoods absolutely repulse me.

- Climate. I like a 4 season climate- warm to hot summers, cool to cold winters. I don't like a Texas- summer/not quite summer climate or a Minnesota cold 8 months out of the year climate.

- General livability. Things like traffic, crime, etc.
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Old 10-26-2018, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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My gut says you would probably like St Louis the most, but you would probably be happy in all three. Pick the one that picks you (job).
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Old 10-26-2018, 02:47 PM
 
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My gut says you would probably like St Louis the most, but you would probably be happy in all three. Pick the one that picks you (job).
Given the criteria I'm not sure they'd be happy in Indianapolis.
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Old 10-26-2018, 04:02 PM
 
Location: STL area
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My gut says you would probably like St Louis the most, but you would probably be happy in all three. Pick the one that picks you (job).
That. Based on those criteria St. Louis...KC.........Indy, although in general I don't think the differences are that huge. St. Louis probably has the best collection of urban, walkable neighborhoods and I am not 100% certain, but Boeing has a big presence and probably offers more aviation related employment? They all have generally the same climate, especially St.L and KC...Indy may be slightly colder? St. Louis has a pretty good park system...areas around the big parks like Forest Park and Tower Grove are generally good and a few others in South City come to mind (like Lindenwood Park and Francis Park), however I don't know the other 2 cities nearly as well. I mean, I could live in any of them, but I'm at the family/yard/great schools stage of life
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Old 10-27-2018, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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That. Based on those criteria St. Louis...KC.........Indy, although in general I don't think the differences are that huge. St. Louis probably has the best collection of urban, walkable neighborhoods and I am not 100% certain, but Boeing has a big presence and probably offers more aviation related employment? They all have generally the same climate, especially St.L and KC...Indy may be slightly colder? St. Louis has a pretty good park system...areas around the big parks like Forest Park and Tower Grove are generally good and a few others in South City come to mind (like Lindenwood Park and Francis Park), however I don't know the other 2 cities nearly as well. I mean, I could live in any of them, but I'm at the family/yard/great schools stage of life
Saint Louis has KC and Indy beat with urban neighborhoods. I agree they all are great options. I would go with the one that gives you the best feel after visiting and a favorable job opportunity.
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Old 10-27-2018, 12:22 PM
 
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Where you get the job might be the deciding factor. Taking all things into consideration, I'd pick Kansas City personally. Whichever one meets your needs/wants the best.
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Old 10-27-2018, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Where you get the job might be the deciding factor. Taking all things into consideration, I'd pick Kansas City personally. Whichever one meets your needs/wants the best.
I agree. Kansas City is the best option here.
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Old 10-27-2018, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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Kansas city the city of fountains is very underrated city. My vote kansas city
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Old 10-27-2018, 01:59 PM
 
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Kansas city the city of fountains is very underrated city. My vote kansas city
Aren't we supposed to take OP's criteria into consideration? If so, STL is the clear choice.

OP, have you thought about Chicago?
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:34 PM
 
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Aren't we supposed to take OP's criteria into consideration? If so, STL is the clear choice.

OP, have you thought about Chicago?
I have. There are a few problems with it though

- It's in Illinois. The state is in a financial downward death spiral and trying to tax their way out of it.

- It's a huge city but somehow lacks any schools/institutes/career centers that offer the career training I want.

-Abysmal traffic.
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