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Old 05-01-2016, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Both are very underrated. I'd pick Kansas City though. It's much bigger and up-and-coming imo.
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Old 05-02-2016, 06:20 AM
 
Location: A box below 59th
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Had the privilege of visiting both for a week or so each. Both lovely cities, IMO. A little conservative politically for me, but I'm probably more liberal than most.
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:24 PM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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Kansas City feels bigger and slightly more cosmopolitan (for a Midwestern city) than Omaha. Both a humble Midwestern cities with strong blue collar history, if that's what you want.
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Old 05-05-2016, 08:53 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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I've spent a great deal of time in both. It's close, but my choice would be KC.
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Old 05-05-2016, 09:28 AM
 
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Does the OP like cold winters? KC will be quite a bit warmer than Omaha and not as much snow most years, but still gets quite a bit of ice. I spent a few years visiting KC and always hated getting back home to the cold winters in Iowa.
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Old 05-05-2016, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Ne
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They're 180 miles apart. The winters in Omaha are not that much colder or snowier than KC.. Especially over the past decade. That argument is a complete wash in my opinion..

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Old 05-05-2016, 11:40 AM
 
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I don't agree ... KC can be snow free in winter and once you pass the border it's all snow. I've seen this many times.
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Old 05-06-2016, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Ne
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I don't agree ... KC can be snow free in winter and once you pass the border it's all snow. I've seen this many times.
I have a cousin who has lived in KC for 20 years now and another close friend who moved there in 2009, neither can remember a winter that was "snow free" in KC. In fact, 2 winters ago, the big storms were missing Omaha and dumping snow in KC quite frequently..

Again, these cities are in the midwest and only 180 miles apart. It gets cold and snows in both. But neither are hugely different than the other as it relates to winter weather.. So I'd put the breaks on creating an image that Midwestern KC is somehow located in a sub tropical zone ..

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Old 05-06-2016, 06:01 PM
 
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I have a cousin who has lived in KC for 20 years now and another close friend who moved there in 2009, neither can remember a winter that was "snow free" in KC. In fact, 2 winters ago, the big storms were missing Omaha and dumping snow in KC quite frequently..

Again, these cities are in the midwest and only 180 miles apart. It gets cold and snows in both. But neither are hugely different than the other as it relates to winter weather.. So I'd put the breaks on creating an image that Midwestern KC is somehow located in a sub tropical zone ..

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Winters in KC are not completely snow free, but I've been there when the snow has melted and the grass is showing in January. I've also driven through in February from Texas. The south end of KC had very light snow covering and mostly dirt showing ... by the time you got north of KC (Liberty) the ground starts getting completely covered and much colder. By the time i reached the Iowa border it's even colder. I spent 11 years driving through KC at least twice a year for family reasons. I've lived in Iowa for 20 years. Before that I lived in Southern California for 36 years so maybe I feel the differences more acutely than you would. My family in KC definitely feel winters are easier than Iowa. 180 miles makes a big difference. But you're right, it's not the tropics in KC

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Old 05-06-2016, 08:19 PM
 
Location: IN
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Winters in KC are not completely snow free, but I've been there when the snow has melted and the grass is showing in January. I've also driven through in February from Texas. The south end of KC had very light snow covering and mostly dirt showing ... by the time you got north of KC (Liberty) the ground starts getting completely covered and much colder. By the time i reached the Iowa border it's even colder. I spent 11 years driving through KC at least twice a year for family reasons. I've lived in Iowa for 20 years. Before that I lived in Southern California for 36 years so maybe I feel the differences more acutely than you would. My family in KC definitely feel winters are easier than Iowa. 180 miles makes a big difference. But you're right, it's not the tropics in KC
Exactly correct. Locals that have lived in the KC region don't have any idea what real Midwest winters are like, anywhere north and east of KC. Try average highs in the 20s and 50-80 inches of snow per season on average (in the Great Lakes region). KC winters are pretty much identical to the Upper South these days with temps a bit cooler and a touch more snow. Des Moines is about 6-10 F colder at least compared to KC in the winter.
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