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Old 01-02-2012, 08:15 PM
 
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Planning a trip out to JOCO for my initial visit. We will be relocating the KC area. This trip I will focus on JOCO. I would like some input on which towns I should concentrate. We are an active family with 2 school aged kids. Thanks for your input.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:18 PM
 
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Planning a trip out to JOCO for my initial visit. We will be relocating the KC area. This trip I will focus on JOCO. I would like some input on which towns I should concentrate. We are an active family with 2 school aged kids. Thanks for your input.
If you want responses, you will probably need to be more specific. JoCo is a pretty large place (it's basically one giant suburb of 550,000 residents) and you basically described the entire county . For what you wanted in your Liberty vs JoCo thread (hills, trees and open space), I would look at Western Lenexa and Western Shawnee (or other parts of the metro). But most of the county inside of 435 (and even a lot outside) has mature areas with a lot of greenery and mature trees, but it's very built out, and you seemed to not want that. It's the new areas that will be treeless and the new areas to the south of 435 (or 119th) will be very flat and treeless.

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Old 01-04-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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Depends what you want. Are you looking for an older area, or newer? If older, you would want to look in the Shawnee Mission School District. If newer, look in the Blue Valley School District. Olathe School District is also in Johnson County and so are Desoto and Gardner, but I'm giving you my opinion and my opinion is stay in Shawnee Mission or Blue Valley areas. If Shawnee Mission, if I were making the decision, I would check out Briarwood Elementary (86th between Nall and Somerset) area (which is part of Prairie Village). If Blue Valley, then that would be south Overland Park. North Overland Park is in the Shawnee Mission School District and South Overland Park is Blue Valley.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:36 PM
 
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We want some land (.5-1.0 acre). We would like a newer home, however if there was a Tudor style that was updated we would consider. School districts are important. We would like to live in a town that has a nice sense of community. Also, we need some green space, not development after development.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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I'm not aware of too many Tudor styles in the burbs. There are many around 60th-75th streets and Ward Parkway in KCMO inner ring burbs, but not good school district. Would have to go charter or private.
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:30 PM
 
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then forget it...just saw a few on realtor. schools are the main priority.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:27 AM
 
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then forget it...just saw a few on realtor. schools are the main priority.
There's quite a few tudors just on the KS side of the stateline in Mission Hills, Westwood etc., all of which have good schools. Don't despair of fining a tudor just yet! Getting one on an acre would be tough, but a half acre might be quite possible.
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