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Old 11-21-2016, 02:10 PM
 
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Dallas is a major city, but besides the airport and job selection, there isn't much that wins over KC.
My wife likes Dallas weather...as I have gotten older though I have lost my taste for extremely hot summers.
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Old 11-21-2016, 03:39 PM
 
Location: IN
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My wife likes Dallas weather...as I have gotten older though I have lost my taste for extremely hot summers.
It was the year 2000 that I started researching other places to move to due to 106F air temperatures in September of that year.. As many posters know, I don't like the heat and humidity- in fact I like it less with each passing year.
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:40 AM
 
Location: The Windy City
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My wife likes Dallas weather...as I have gotten older though I have lost my taste for extremely hot summers.
Dallas weather is a lot worse than most of the weather in the Midwest. Unless you have a total aversion to any sort of cool weather, I wouldn't move here for the weather. May through early October is unbearably hot. Mid October through early December is cool, but muggy. January and February will be cold, but it will start heating up in March. April will start getting close to borderline too hot temperatures.

Super cold Midwest winters can be awful, but at least I can function outside with the proper clothing. Here in Texas, you'll start sweating walking to the car.
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Old 11-22-2016, 02:26 PM
 
Location: IN
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Dallas weather is a lot worse than most of the weather in the Midwest. Unless you have a total aversion to any sort of cool weather, I wouldn't move here for the weather. May through early October is unbearably hot. Mid October through early December is cool, but muggy. January and February will be cold, but it will start heating up in March. April will start getting close to borderline too hot temperatures.

Super cold Midwest winters can be awful, but at least I can function outside with the proper clothing. Here in Texas, you'll start sweating walking to the car.
The extremely low latitude, heat/humidity, and torrid sun angle automatically make Texas an unlivable state for me.
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Old 11-23-2016, 04:36 AM
 
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You can't really compare Kansas City to most major cities because most major cities are clustered around each other. The drive from Baltimore to Boston is not far by my standards and there are some cities within that drive that have more going on than KC and are a lot smaller than KC. Those smaller cities have the advantage of being in that corridor. To be fair you would have to compare Kansas City with cities that thrive on their own and are on "islands" so to speak.
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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You can't really compare Kansas City to most major cities because most major cities are clustered around each other. The drive from Baltimore to Boston is not far by my standards and there are some cities within that drive that have more going on than KC and are a lot smaller than KC. Those smaller cities have the advantage of being in that corridor. To be fair you would have to compare Kansas City with cities that thrive on their own and are on "islands" so to speak.
I kind of disagree with this.

I live in the NE Corridor and travel between Boston and DC very regularly.

Actually KC often has more compared to cities of similar size or larger BECAUSE it's so isolated and is a regional city for a vast area. Baltimore in many cases is sort of in the shadow of DC and Philly. Philly is in the shadow of NYC big time. Small metros like Providence, Hartford and Richmond that would be large by midwest standards get totally overshadowed.

Also, the corridor between Richmond and Boston is extremely congested so while the cities may only be a few hundred miles apart, you never know how long it will take to drive between them. You will often encounter multiple hour delays, especially when traveling Fridays and Sunday afternoons. People actually don't travel between the cities as much as you would think and tend to stay in their respective metros. Much of the travel between the cities by locals is to go to the beaches (Virginia Beach, Ocean City etc), or mountains (WV, PA, NH etc) on weekends. In the last few years, I have been to Boston, NYC, Philly etc way more often than most people that l know that have lived in the DC area for decades. You have a lot to do and see in this area, but it really seems like people don't just go city hopping too often. They leave the cities for recreation, people from outside of NYC go to a broadway play in NYC once in a while and that's about it.

So I will say it again. KC has plenty going on. It has more going on than many much larger cities as far as things to do. What is different about KC compared to the NE corridor is that KC is just lacking the "hustle and bustle" of the cities out here. KC just doesn't feel like a "busy" city at all. It's also slow growth and doesn't seem to change much. Downtown is starting to see some growth, but KC growth seems very slow. At the same time, KC has more suburban type growth. KC sees as much suburban development as much larger cities do out here. But even suburban growth out here is more concentrated/urban and near transit.

Anyway. I really think KC holds its own considering its location and lack of recreation. The city is not busy, but still feels urban. There is plenty to do and it's not at all what people out there think its like. Metro KC needs to spend more on itself such as infrastructure (airport, transit, recreation etc) and less on corporate welfare and subsidizing sprawl, but that's a problem KC just needs to figure out.

I will say that since the election people in areas like this have a very opinionated impression of the midwest and basically anything outside the urban NE corridor, west coast and maybe Denver/MSP/Chicago. The election has sort of justified what everybody out here in the bigger cities and suburbs around them think about "flyover country".

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Old 11-23-2016, 10:07 AM
 
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I will say that since the election people in areas like this have a very different impression of the midwest and basically anything outside the urban NE corridor, west coast and Denver/MSP. The election has sort of justified what everybody out here in the bigger cities and suburbs around them think about "flyover country".


I agree with your previous post with this exception. All that "justifies" is whatever they think they know. They know nothing and people that talk like that prove that they know nothing about the millions of their neighbors who voted opposite of them as well. That goes for both Hillary and Trump supporters who think this way.


PS: I don't post here often so I just want to say to all of you regulars kcmo, luzianne and others as well as the lurkers. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-23-2016, 10:19 AM
 
Location: IN
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I agree with your previous post with this exception. All that "justifies" is whatever they think they know. They know nothing and people that talk like that prove that they know nothing about the millions of their neighbors who voted opposite of them as well. That goes for both Hillary and Trump supporters who think this way.


PS: I don't post here often so I just want to say to all of you regulars kcmo, luzianne and others as well as the lurkers. Happy Thanksgiving!
There was some article that came out yesterday that in terms of economics, all democratic voting counties in this election are responsible for over 65% of the total economic activity in the US in terms of GDP. Interesting in that regard..
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Old 11-23-2016, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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I agree with your previous post with this exception. All that "justifies" is whatever they think they know. They know nothing and people that talk like that prove that they know nothing about the millions of their neighbors who voted opposite of them as well. That goes for both Hillary and Trump supporters who think this way.


PS: I don't post here often so I just want to say to all of you regulars kcmo, luzianne and others as well as the lurkers. Happy Thanksgiving!
I agree. I just seem to be defending the midwest a lot lately. A lot of people out here don't get why rural landlocked states are so worried about things that effect the coastal states much more. Terror, migration, etc. People just want to have their progressive laws and not be told by the conservative midwest/south what they can and can't do. I guess the same goes for people wanting guns etc. Both candidates were terrible choices and supporters of both are being pretty stupid. I personally thought Hillary was the lesser of the two evils, but lots of people think the other way.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-23-2016, 11:43 AM
 
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There was some article that came out yesterday that in terms of economics, all democratic voting counties in this election are responsible for over 65% of the total economic activity in the US in terms of GDP. Interesting in that regard..
Democratic voting counties are overwhelming urban, high-density environments with some suburbs mixed in. There's more people in 'em on a per-county basis, so naturally GDP will be higher. There are fewer of these counties in America than rural, more sparsely populated ones. It also doesn't mean there needs should necessarily be prioritized over rural, less populated counties. Somebody needs to do the farming and mining...

Also, according to polls most of the people higher up the income scale went for Trump. So, while blue urban counties that contribute more to GDP go democrat, the people who are making the most money in those blue counties tend to vote republican.
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