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Old 06-17-2012, 05:58 PM
 
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Default Retirement in Parkville, MO?

I am contemplating moving back to the Kansas City area after thirty years on the east coast. I am looking for a manageable size house (two bed/two bath) in the $160-200K price range. The area has to be hilly and green with lots of trees. I don't care about Starbucks or trendy dining; in fact I would much rather be close to a small local restaurant and a decent garden center.

After looking at Roeland Park, Mission, Fairway, etc. I came across Parkville. It looks charming and quiet, without being remote.

Any opinions?
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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Yeah, Parkville/Riverside area is a good choice. Is a small town in hills and along river with nice riverfront, not generic suburbia - yet is close to downtown. The surrounding area does have some generic developments - though they are within hilly trees and usually tucked away. If you want KS, Roeland Park/Fairway are doable too but Parkville is more hilly, feels a bit more E rather than W and is more quaint. And Parkville has Red X.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:59 AM
 
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Actually, Red X is in Riverside, not Parkville, but who am I to quibble?

If OP really wants a good garden center, I suggest Liberty and Family Tree Nursery. There is all kinds of quaintness on the courthouse square and I believe the real estate price range is doable.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:10 AM
 
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Actually, Red X is in Riverside, not Parkville, but who am I to quibble?
^Yeah, was thinking that after I posted. I think of those two towns as sort of together, probably shouldn't do that.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Yeah, Parkville/Riverside area is a good choice. Is a small town in hills and along river with nice riverfront, not generic suburbia - yet is close to downtown. The surrounding area does have some generic developments - though they are within hilly trees and usually tucked away. If you want KS, Roeland Park/Fairway are doable too but Parkville is more hilly, feels a bit more E rather than W and is more quaint. And Parkville has Red X.
My first apartment was in Riverside. Hopefully that town has been cleaned up.

Parkville is a wonderful town, especially downtown.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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My first apartment was in Riverside. Hopefully that town has been cleaned up.

Parkville is a wonderful town, especially downtown.
Riverside has been improved somewhat with the influx of money from the Argosy Casino but, it's still Riverside.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:28 PM
 
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Default Perfect home for you

My husband is the builder in Grakes Crossings, off 29 & 64th. East of 29. Homes in your price range, surrounded by rolling hills, lots of trees. Lovely small neighborhood. Perfect location. Come on by.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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Default Typo

Meant to say Drakes Crossings...dang auto correct. Sorry.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:39 AM
 
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Default Thanks to All

If the residents of Parkville are half as friendly as the posters on this board who have answered my questions, then it should be a tremendous place to live in.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:41 AM
 
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Default Thanks to All

This is really helpful. If the Parkville residents are anything like those of you who have answered my questions, then it should be an excellent place to live.
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