U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Missouri > Kansas City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-20-2011, 11:15 AM
 
230 posts, read 269,252 times
Reputation: 231

Advertisements

I have a possible interview for a job in Kansas City and was wondering what the area feels like. Is it rather "fast" and big like a large city or does it feel smaller? So as not to prejudice any answers, I won't say which one I prefer. By large I mean a Chicago or even a St. Louis and by small I mean a Wichita or Louisville, KY.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-20-2011, 11:26 AM
 
8,807 posts, read 9,626,228 times
Reputation: 6695
Kansas City has a big city feel except you can find parking
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-20-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
12,064 posts, read 27,216,465 times
Reputation: 3739
It's in between your two examples. It's absolutely slower paced than Chicago, St. Louis, Cleveland etc., but I wouldn't put it on par with Wichita.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-20-2011, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
2,709 posts, read 4,067,015 times
Reputation: 993
Kansas City is like a bigger version of Omaha, IMO. That's the city it really has the most in common with.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-20-2011, 11:39 AM
 
1,830 posts, read 3,111,236 times
Reputation: 532
Slower paced than STL, Cleveland? Most definitely the opposite. Laid back yes but not slower.

KC is more of a new economy city than most other Midwest cities (Minneapolis and Indy too), but KC is more laid back. KC is also slightly more white collar and tech oriented than most other MW cities, with better than avg unemployment, though still took a big job hit last couple years.

Last edited by xenokc; 10-20-2011 at 11:55 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-20-2011, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
1,145 posts, read 1,999,984 times
Reputation: 562
I would say it's similar to cities like Milwaukee, Indianapolis and Nashville
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-20-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
10,705 posts, read 18,504,291 times
Reputation: 5415
KC feels like an average big city and is about the same as St Louis, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, San Antonio etc.

It kind of depends on what parts of KC though as it will very. The Northland has the traffic and feel of something closer to Omaha while Johnson County is more like parts of Dallas or Phoenix.

The urban core of KC is similar to large cities like Denver or Baltimore with far less surface street traffic and sidewalk traffic though. Still "feels" big city. Kansas City, KS is really the only oddball of the metro. That area of metro KC does not feel like you are in a major metro area at all, but rather a small isolated city independent of a major metro.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-20-2011, 12:03 PM
 
1,830 posts, read 3,111,236 times
Reputation: 532
Here's a city guide for when you visit town to interview...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1238514/pics/bus/maxmwk.gif
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-20-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Middle America
35,819 posts, read 39,375,570 times
Reputation: 48613
You'll probably notice that while it's not small, it is quite spread out, and does not have a dense feel whatsoever. This means that it tends not to feel small (rather, sprawling), but it doesn't feel fast-paced or crowded, either.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-20-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: IN
20,170 posts, read 34,496,158 times
Reputation: 12508
I don't really understand why "laid back" is stated as being positive. It just means a bit too much apathy and complacency to me regardless of where a city is geographically located.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Missouri > Kansas City
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top