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Unread 05-30-2009, 08:36 PM
Location: West Hollywood
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Post Kansas City, KS vs. Kansas City , MO

Just out of curiosity, what are the differences between the two, besides one being much bigger?

Mocut- fixed the title

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Unread 05-30-2009, 09:01 PM
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Kansas City, Kansas is basically a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri.
When people think of, or hear about, Kansas City, it is usually the one in Missouri.
That's where the Chiefs and Royals play. It's where the Country Club Plaza is located.
The Nelson-Atkins art museum is in MO, as well as the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and the numerous theater venues. The Liberty Memorial, WW1 Museum, ALL the big buildings downtown, the international airport, as well as the old downtown airport.... all in Missouri. The boulevards, the fountains, Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun... in Missouri.
Sprint Center, Power & Light District, City Market, 18th & Vine, Crossroads Arts District... all are in Missouri.

Kansas City, Kansas has the NASCAR track and the Legends shopping center. Also, a Schlitterbahn (?) water park is being built there. The T-Bones minor-league baseball team plays there.

The one in Missouri has a very wide mix of dense urban development, as well as numerous suburban-type areas old and new, and even wide open countryside (for now).
KCK, as it's known, has some older neighborhoods, some newer ones, and some open space as well, but not much in the way of true "urban" development.
KCMO takes up portions of 5 counties, while KCK is in 1.
Both have some very nice areas, and both have some very crime-ridden parts.
Ward Parkway in KCMO is a gorgeous old street lined with mansions from the early part of the 20th century. The Paseo at one time was the middle-class alternative, but now.. not so great. Still kind of pretty, though.
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Unread 05-31-2009, 09:23 PM
Location: Washington, DC area
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Yea, pretty good reply. KCMO is not in five counties though. It's in parts of three. Those three counties simply come together near Downtown KCMO and so the KCMO city limits are in those three counties. There is a tiny sliver in Cass, but it's only an old closed airport and there are no residents.


I'll say the same. When people in the KC say "KC", they mean Kansas City, MO. When people are talking about KC, Kansas, they always call it KCK. KCK is never called KC without the K at the end.

Outside of KC, anything you ever hear or know about KC will be KCMO. The "city" and all the culture, urbanity, etc are in KCMO. KCK has a speedway, but other than that, there really is no comparison. The entire KS side is primarily suburban, KCK is blue collar suburban while the rest of the Kansas side is your typical suburban sprawl, although much of the KS side is quite nice and upscale and there are many white collar jobs.

Here are some photos of KCMO:

Here are the primary urban districts of KCMO.

http://www.urban-photos.com/gallery/albums/city_galleries/kansascity/kc_001_9981.jpg (broken link)

Crown Center/Midtown
http://www.urban-photos.com/gallery/albums/city_galleries/kansascity/kc_011_36037.jpg (broken link)

http://www.urban-photos.com/gallery/albums/city_galleries/panoramics/pano_kansascity_0515.jpg (broken link)

Here is a photo of KCK:

Here are some photos of Overland Park, KS

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Unread 07-04-2009, 04:55 PM
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what are the other differences? taxes, etc?
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