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Old 12-30-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Elgin, SC
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There are some Lee's Summit boosters around here - I'm sure they'll chime in. To me, the advantage of your living in "the Northland" (i.e., anything North of the Missouri River) vs. Lees Summit would be the commute. Don't know if your husband travels for work but airport convenience would be another BIG factor.
So are you saying that the commute would be farther from Lee's Summit to where the plant is compared to Liberty? If so how much further. My husband doesn't travel for work. I am really concerned about schools, recreation, and good shopping. If these things are close I don't mind driving for other things. We homeschool now but I told my kids when we move they will go to school so that is probably the number one factor. My children are in 4th, 2nd and just turned 4 now so I want good elementary, middle, and high schools. I also want some good options for half day preschool programs.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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So are you saying that the commute would be farther from Lee's Summit to where the plant is compared to Liberty? If so how much further. My husband doesn't travel for work. I am really concerned about schools, recreation, and good shopping. If these things are close I don't mind driving for other things. We homeschool now but I told my kids when we move they will go to school so that is probably the number one factor. My children are in 4th, 2nd and just turned 4 now so I want good elementary, middle, and high schools. I also want some good options for half day preschool programs.
Downtown Liberty to 1350 N. Chouteau, according to Google Maps, is 11.6 miles and from downtown Lees Summit is 20 miles.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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The Nutro plant is off of Chouteau in the east bottoms area. My husband is a Kansas City native and said for you to live North of the River in Liberty or Kansas City North near Liberty. Nice area and close to I435 S. The commute would be less than 30 mins or so. Traffic can get heavy at times as you head to the Front St. area but it is no where near Atlanta, LA and Chicago. We are away from KCMO and can't wait to come back.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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Oh, I love Lees Summit, MO but it is so far from everything KC has to offer so that is why I skipped mentioning it.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Elgin, SC
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The Nutro plant is off of Chouteau in the east bottoms area. My husband is a Kansas City native and said for you to live North of the River in Liberty or Kansas City North near Liberty. Nice area and close to I435 S. The commute would be less than 30 mins or so. Traffic can get heavy at times as you head to the Front St. area but it is no where near Atlanta, LA and Chicago. We are away from KCMO and can't wait to come back.
Since I am coming from the south this has become an issue since living here but never for me in my home state. So I want to know will being an African-American family living in Liberty be a problem? I am from Ca and grew up in very much diversity but that hasn't been the case here. We want our children to know diversity. I also looked at close to Liberty but in KC to be able to utilize charter schools but then Liberty schools have good scores via greatschools.net so I just want to make a good choice for our forever home.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:19 PM
 
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Liberty is mostly white (88% according to city-data), but I doubt you'll run into any issues. As you get closer to KCMO it gets more diverse. North Kansas City and Gladstone are both around 3/4ths white.

Kansas City, MO proper is about half white, but it has very distinct "white areas" and "black areas", as well as some great heavily diversified areas. Liberty and Gladstone are well mixed, there aren't black neighborhoods and white neighborhoods.

I think you'd be better off in the Liberty schools.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Elgin, SC
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Liberty is mostly white (88% according to city-data), but I doubt you'll run into any issues. As you get closer to KCMO it gets more diverse. North Kansas City and Gladstone are both around 3/4ths white.

Kansas City, MO proper is about half white, but it has very distinct "white areas" and "black areas", as well as some great heavily diversified areas. Liberty and Gladstone are well mixed, there aren't black neighborhoods and white neighborhoods.

I think you'd be better off in the Liberty schools.
Thank you for your response. It looks like my first thought of Liberty or close to it is a good choice, now we just hope to be able to make our move this summer. 😊
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