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Old 10-20-2016, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Trenton NJ
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I will be visiting next week for a few job interviews for a few days. I plan on checking out the areas and am not sure what the best areas are either in Missouri or on the Kansas side. I looked at the Kansas City crime map and it looks pretty depressing all over. However it didn't show any data in Kansas. I will be looking to purchase a house where can one get a decent house in a good area for $150,000-175,000.
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Old 10-20-2016, 03:06 PM
 
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Depending on how "good " an area you're looking for, that may be shooting a bit low, pricewise.
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Old 10-20-2016, 03:18 PM
 
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Do you know where your job would be?

You should have options in that price range.

What are you looking for in a house and location? (size, style of housing, neighborhood features, etc)

How about some info on yourself? (age, interests, any kids)?
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Old 10-20-2016, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Trenton NJ
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Is it low. I am interviewing for a few jobs downtown. I don't mind a 30-40 minute drive to work. I'm a 30 year old male, single, no children, 2 dogs. I would like a house at least 3 bedrooms. At least 1500 square feet. With a decent size yard for my dogs.
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Old 10-20-2016, 04:06 PM
 
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Well, since you are 30 and single and looking at jobs Downtown, I would normally suggest that you live somewhere in or near the urban core of the city. Places like Volker/West Plaza, Waldo, and Prairie Village will have some houses in your price range, however, they will probably either be under 1,500 sq ft or they would need some work/updating at that price point. Also, some of those spots won't have the biggest yards.

If you really need a big house and big yard at that price point, your best bet would probably be somewhere north of the river. You will get more house for your money up there, and you should still be able to have a short commute to Downtown. However, you are not going to have as many young single people in the area and you won't have nearly as many options for nightlife/entertainment/dining, etc.

From my experience, younger single people who relocate to KC and end up living in a further out suburban area tend to have a bad time. They seem to struggle making friends or having a social life. If you are more of a homebody, and your top priority is having a larger home and yard, then the Northland might be your best bet. But, if you are more interested in an active social life and could compromise on the size of the home, then I would suggest the areas I previously mentioned closer to the urban core.
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Old 10-20-2016, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Trenton NJ
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Thanks for the reply I will look into those areas when I visit. I am not concerned about homes that need renovations, I renovated my current home.
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:20 PM
 
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Hi, where to lives in the KC metro depends on you. Are you urban or suburban? Urban , lots' of choices in the city. Suburban, Missouri side, Lee's Summit or North of the river. Kansas, Johnson county. If single, liberal, urban, you will love the city. If family oriented, North of river KC MO or suburbs north would be great. Jackson County MO, Lee's Summit. KS side-Johnson County.
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:26 PM
 
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Is it low. I am interviewing for a few jobs downtown. I don't mind a 30-40 minute drive to work. I'm a 30 year old male, single, no children, 2 dogs. I would like a house at least 3 bedrooms. At least 1500 square feet. With a decent size yard for my dogs.
In KCMO I would would suggest you look at the inner Northland (Davidson, Crestview), southern Waldo, Western Hills, Sante Fe Hills, Red Bridge.

Independence, MO probably has a pretty broad swath to fit your needs. Maybe Raytown, too.

I don't think you'll find much in that price range in JoCo, though perhaps some in the extreme northern edge of the county.

KCK also has a range of option that might fit in Turner, and west of 635 generally.
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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If you are working downtown, I would concentrate on the Northland. You will have no problem finding something in a decent area in that price range in Northland which includes Gladstone, Liberty and the portion of the city of KCMO that is north of the river.
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Old 10-20-2016, 10:03 PM
 
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I don't think you'll find much in that price range in JoCo, though perhaps some in the extreme northern edge of the county.
Eh, we're in NE Johnson County, and in the past year, sold a house and bought a house in the same neighborhood, same size/dimensions the OP is envisioning, and that price point is a tad too low for the area, right now, unless it's something needing extensive work. Also, while we lucked out with a large yard in each case, that's not necessarily standard in NE Joco.
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