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Old 05-04-2013, 06:22 PM
 
Location: IN
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People from everywhere tend to move south and west.
That is true but you would be surprised at how little most people in Kansas City know about Chicago yet they are often quite familiar with Colorado or Texas... KC residents have a significant bias toward anything in the Sunbelt.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:24 PM
 
Location: IN
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My thought exactly. The Texas economy is beckoning...
Texas is near the bottom of the list of states that I would move to and I really could care less about the economy there.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:32 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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That is true but you would be surprised at how little most people in Kansas City know about Chicago yet they are often quite familiar with Colorado or Texas... KC residents have a significant bias toward anything in the Sunbelt.
Actually, I probably would be surprised. My DH is from Omaha. When he was a kid, they rooted for Chicago teams before the KC teams came along. Omahans also look towards Minneapolis. Omahans do like to vacation in Colorado, probably b/c it's the closest mountain area.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:34 PM
 
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That is true but you would be surprised at how little most people in Kansas City know about Chicago yet they are often quite familiar with Colorado or Texas... KC residents have a significant bias toward anything in the Sunbelt.
NYC and DC are popular relocation cities among the KC youth. I also know several young people from KC that relocated to Chicago, they seemed to indicate that Chicago is another popular relocation spot among KC youth as well. I've also met a number of KC transplants in the Tampa Bay area.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:35 PM
 
Location: IN
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NYC and DC are popular relocation cities among the KC youth. I also know several young people from KC that relocated to Chicago, they seemed to indicate that Chicago is another popular relocation spot among KC youth as well. I've also met a number of KC transplants in the Tampa Bay area.
My evidence on the large out-migration of people from KC (particularly college educated ones) is the high percentage of people from my College and High School graduating classes that now live in other states. It is an incredibly high percentage. KC seems to be having a harder time retaining young talent, but that is a topic for a different thread.

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Old 05-05-2013, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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That is true but you would be surprised at how little most people in Kansas City know about Chicago yet they are often quite familiar with Colorado or Texas... KC residents have a significant bias toward anything in the Sunbelt.
Is this another one of your arguments trying to make KC Southern? If so, I can positively refute that KC residents know nothing about Chicago. They seem to know a lot about Des Moines, St. Louis, and Omaha. Maybe Minneapolis, that's where my line of factual support ends. Those cities I mentioned are also much closer to KC or as close as anyplace in Colorado or Dallas. Most people I know from KC don't really associate that much with Denver or Dallas. As vacation areas certainly, but as cities like KC, absolutely not.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:01 PM
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My evidence on the large out-migration of people from KC (particularly college educated ones) is the high percentage of people from my High School graduating class that now live in other states. It is an incredibly high percentage. KC seems to be having a harder time retaining young talent, but that is a topic for a different thread.
This map doesn't speak to the educational levels, but it does show more in-migration TO KC than out.
American Migration [Interactive Map] - Forbes
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Raccoon City
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Is this another one of your arguments trying to make KC Southern? If so, I can positively refute that KC residents know nothing about Chicago. They seem to know a lot about Des Moines, St. Louis, and Omaha. Maybe Minneapolis, that's where my line of factual support ends. Those cities I mentioned are also much closer to KC or as close as anyplace in Colorado or Dallas. Most people I know from KC don't really associate that much with Denver or Dallas. As vacation areas certainly, but as cities like KC, absolutely not.
I wouldn't say nothing, but probably less than other Midwestern cities. However, like you said, the most logical reason for that is because KC is one of (if not the) furthest large metros from Chicago, retaliative to the Midwest. Hell, even outside the region, Pittsburgh is closer, and even Toronto gives KC a run for it's money in terms of distance.

KC faces West. I have family and friends from KC who've all been to or live(d) in Chicago, but still KC thinks of Chicago as much as Chicago thinks of KC I'm sure. Not until I moved to Indy did I really become curious about the Windy City.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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I wouldn't say nothing, but probably less than other Midwestern cities. However, like you said, the most logical reason for that is because KC is one of (if not the) furthest large metros from Chicago, retaliative to the Midwest. Hell, even outside the region, Pittsburgh is closer, and even Toronto gives KC a run for it's money in terms of distance.

KC faces West. I have family and friends from KC who've all been to or live(d) in Chicago, but still KC thinks of Chicago as much as Chicago thinks of KC I'm sure. Not until I moved to Indy did I really become curious about the Windy City.
KC is not outside of the Midwest. Neither is Omaha. I'd say roughly the western half of Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas begin the transition from the Midwest to the West.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: IN
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Is this another one of your arguments trying to make KC Southern? If so, I can positively refute that KC residents know nothing about Chicago. They seem to know a lot about Des Moines, St. Louis, and Omaha. Maybe Minneapolis, that's where my line of factual support ends. Those cities I mentioned are also much closer to KC or as close as anyplace in Colorado or Dallas. Most people I know from KC don't really associate that much with Denver or Dallas. As vacation areas certainly, but as cities like KC, absolutely not.
Incorrect. KC actually recieves a large percentage of its transplants from Sunbelt states across the board so the ties are and connections to those states and cities are significant
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