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View Poll Results: How do you like Kansas?
Love it! 12 35.29%
It is all right. 15 44.12%
Hate it! 7 20.59%
Voters: 34. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-28-2012, 01:00 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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The statistics show that KC Metro Area only receives an annual snowfall average of 19 inches. That seems to be nothing. Of course, I know the temperatures are colder with more winds due to the lack of trees. Am I right?
You probably can google what the average temperatures are. The winters are very unpredictable. You will have a warm 70 degree day and then the next may have freezing temperatures. Then the next day will be warm again and so on. Or you will have 20 straight days of close to 0 temps. Or 20 straight days of very moderate temps. Then a blizzard that lasts two days followed by another 70 degree day. The winds can be pretty horrible too, but it's not always windy, either.

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I used to live in Little Rock, AR. In my opinion, Arkansans may be harder to make friends but once you become friends, you do not lose them. In my home state of Tennessee, people are very friendly but it is harder to make good friends and stay being friends. Is KS similar to AR in this case so is most of the Midwest, such as Minnesota and Ohio?
Compared to the South, even Arkansas, Kansans, in general, tend to be a bit more stoic. Like they keep to themselves more. For example, when I moved to Kentucky (which is barely in the South, actually), random acquaintances were constantly inviting me to do things so that I felt welcomed because they knew I was from out of state and didn't know anyone. That doesn't really happen in Kansas outside of a church community. At least, not in my experience.So yeah, you probably can keep friends easier too because people aren't all that interested in adding to their existing social circles.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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I've noticed something similar in my corner of Kansas, too, anchor... People definitely keep to themselves. The same is true of southwestern Nebraska, from what I've observed. Unless you're involved in a church. Then it depends on the church.
But that can be a good thing too. I really value my privacy so I like not being smothered...

Personally, I'm not wild about Kansas. We tend to tell people we live in South Nebraska. We're only 5 miles south of the state line, our kids go to school in Nebraska, and I usually work in Nebraska.
Property taxes are higher in Nebraska, but EVERYTHING ELSE is higher in Kansas. Not to mention the fact that Nebraska seems a more...pragmatic?
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Bentonville, AR
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I lived in wichita for 4 years. I made the best of it but never really wanted to be there. I made some good friends but I prefer my current location.
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