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Unread 04-30-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I've always heard the opposite. I work for a company that has a lot of transplants and a lot of those people have traveled around and I hear regularly that KC was the easiest place to get settled and meet people. A lot of these people end up making KC their home. Two of my closest friends are transplants from other places that didnt think they would end up staying and now own homes here.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I think forming close friendships as a transplanted adult is something that has the potential to be difficult no matter where one lives. And if you move someplace where people do have a tendency to go waaay back, and it seems that everyone has known one another since middle school, it can seem even more vividly that way, like it's so hard to make friends, because it seems so easy for everyone else...well, in those cases, they aren't MAKING friends, they've had those friends for a long time. It's apples and oranges. Personally, I've seen this not nearly as much in KC as other people seem to have experienced. I'm from an area like this...small town, people who live there are mostly lifers. But KC has a lot of transplants, in my experience (and I doubt it's just that I happen to meet all the transplants). I do work with a little clutch of people who all went to HS together, in a small community just outside the metro...but they are very friendly and welcoming people...who all just happen to go way back.

I will say that my move to KC was the least jarring move I've ever experienced, in terms of getting settled in and feeling at home quickly. Granted, I'm from the Midwest...but my SO, who moved here the same time, is not, he's from the east coast, and says the same thing...it has been an easy town to adopt.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Kansas City
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KC is fine. Come, enjoy, mingle.
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