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Old 05-04-2017, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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That's a really nice area, close to everything, nice topography too. Bike trails nearby. I think that would be in the Park Hill district.
AFAIK, it is in Park Hill District. A friend's grew up there and is a Park Hill alum.
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:16 AM
 
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If they were working downtown or the plaza, I would agree to look at the Kansas suburbs as well, but the districts comparable to Park Hill on the Kansas side will be clear down south. You are going from a ten minute commute to a 40-60 minute commute. And I totally disagree with the KS side having more to offer. Because it's larger, there are a few more high end stores and restaurants, but not much. And fun? Platte County is very comparable as far a bike trails etc, you have Tiffany Springs Aquatics Center, the casinos, Worlds of Fun, Oceans of Fun, Downtown Parkville, Downtown NKC, Smithville Lake, Waukomis Ice Center and lots more. I see they are about to open a Main Event entertainment place. Plus you are very close to the airport and Downtown is more accessible. The topography is also more diverse.

But yea, if commute times were similar, I would say look at the Kansas suburbs or the southeast suburbs Lee's Summit etc. But why would you live an hour away from the Harley Plant. Are people outside of the northalnd still clueless as to just how nice much of the northland really is? I don't think most people from JoCo or south of the river in Missouri have even been to most of the northland. There is a lot more to it than what yo see from the freeways.

If somebody were relocating for a job at Garmin, I wouldn't recommend Park Hill or Liberty for the same reasons.
I actually have no idea where the Harley offices/plant is. So if he will be working up north, I would definitely understand a preference for those areas.
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I'm going to stir up a hornets nest here, but don't forget to look on the Kansas Side. The Shawnee Mission, Blue Valley and Olathe school districts are all very good. I feel that the Kansas suburbs (if you're going to live in the burbs) have the most to offer in terms of restaurants, shopping, entertainment and the like. You may prefer something different. But I'd make sure your realtor, or people from your husband's work, show you the Kansas side as well. I have absolutely nothing against KCMO or the Missouri suburbs. But I do feel that the Kansas suburbs have more "fun" stuff to offer.
I live KS side and have no complaints...but working at Harley Davidson, living in the Northland makes so much more sense. There would be zero reason to own a home in SMSD, Blue Valley, or Olathe districts.
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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That map is so helpful! Thank you kcmo! And thank you everyone.

The thought of the taxes has me stressing too. I heard there is also a yearly tax you have to pay on each vehicle?
Kansas and Missouri both tax vehicles as personal property. It was new for me when I moved here, too. It is what it is.
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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This is coming to the northland too, which will directly compete with TopGolf in Overland Park.



With Worlds of Fun, Oceans of Fun, all the casinos, Smithville Lake, Downtown Parkville and the riverfront, Zona Rosa, Briarcliff, Waterworks Park etc, how is the Northland less "fun" than the Kansas suburbs? Serious question.
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I personally mostly go to the MO side for family activities, just saying. We do go to Deanna Rose, Shawnee Mission Park, and the Overland Park Arboretum, but most of our fun outings are in KC.
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:45 AM
 
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I personally mostly go to the MO side for family activities, just saying. We do go to Deanna Rose, Shawnee Mission Park, and the Overland Park Arboretum, but most of our fun outings are in KC.
I think it's obvious that most of the regional attractions are on the MO side (although mostly in Jackson County). I was just comparing the suburban Northland to suburban JoCo. Other than JoCo having more upscale shopping, I think the Northland may actually have more to do as far as entertainment. It's certainly comparable at least. And as fast at it's growing up north, I think it will match JoCo as far as retail/restaurants within the next ten years. The Metro North Mall redevelopment will likely be very similar to Corbin Park / Leawood Town Center for example.
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:58 AM
 
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Well, and retail/restaurants aren't high on my "fun stuff for my family to do" list.

So, while Johnson County is full of both, they aren't really key in what's fun for our family.
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:07 PM
 
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I don't mind driving 50 minutes for a fun outing for my family for the day, but I do mind a 50 minute commute both ways every single day for work.
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:08 PM
 
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You won't need to do either if you reside in the Northland.
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