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Old 09-09-2006, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Walnut Grove, Georgia
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Thankyou very much, I appreciate it. It's hard to figure out what a good amount of snow is just by the snowfall chart. I mean I understand how to read it =) but what is the correct amount for decent snowman building? And sledding? That's what interests me. And the 4 day school week is in Burden (southeast of Wichita). Thanks again, I am still researching if any one has more info....
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Old 09-10-2006, 03:53 PM
 
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Butterbeans, I have lived in Western Kansas for 35 years, moving here from Colorado. The people are friendly and progressive, the climate cannot be beat, and the sunsets are the most beautiful you will ever see. Goodland has enough snowfall to qualify for great snowmen-building most years. The local healthcare system is top-notch, and the housing situation is a buyer's market, with several homes for sale in all price-ranges. We have a good, solid school system with low teacher-pupil ratios, excellent sport opportunities for the kids to participate in, and low crime rate. I cannot imagine raising children anywhere else! Hope this helps. I guess I'm somewhat partial to Kansas, especially the Western side.
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Old 09-10-2006, 08:34 PM
 
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Thanks, That's valuable info also. I have 2 kids (one is 12 one is 2) and I would love all of the things you mentioned and I keep hearing Kansas has them. Thanks again.
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Old 09-13-2006, 01:55 AM
 
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Hi butterbeans! We meet again! (No not meat, meet! ) Small world-I am interested in KS as well. More like "obsessed" with it. I even have a hiking book for when I finally get out there! By the way-I even gave you pos rep way back in the thread about your husband's company not hiring illegals! So we have more in common than it seems lately! Good luck with your move - let us know what you decide!
As for tornados-I have a weather book and western KS does seem to get less tornados. And I worked with someone from KC KS, and he said you get used to it. Friend from Dallas who lived in other parts of TX said the same. The sirens sound, you take shelter. Very rare that it's major. Like down here with our canes. Always a big hooplah, but fortunately rarely a major thing. I guess it would be like that anywhere...Look at Cali with all the quakes. But it's rare that it's a big one. Everywhere has dangers. What can we do?
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Walnut Grove, Georgia
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Hi butterbeans! We meet again! (No not meat, meet! ) Small world-I am interested in KS as well. More like "obsessed" with it. I even have a hiking book for when I finally get out there! By the way-I even gave you pos rep way back in the thread about your husband's company not hiring illegals! So we have more in common than it seems lately! Good luck with your move - let us know what you decide!
As for tornados-I have a weather book and western KS does seem to get less tornados. And I worked with someone from KC KS, and he said you get used to it. Friend from Dallas who lived in other parts of TX said the same. The sirens sound, you take shelter. Very rare that it's major. Like down here with our canes. Always a big hooplah, but fortunately rarely a major thing. I guess it would be like that anywhere...Look at Cali with all the quakes. But it's rare that it's a big one. Everywhere has dangers. What can we do?
Stop following me.
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Old 09-14-2006, 03:01 AM
 
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U R A P B F H!!!
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Old 09-14-2006, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Walnut Grove, Georgia
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U R A P B F H!!!
Not quite sure what that means, care to elaborate?
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Old 09-16-2006, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Walnut Grove, Georgia
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Back on topic, Can any one tell me what the building/carpentry/ woodworking industry is like on the NorthWest part of Kansas? Are there subdivisions or is it more or less houses on their own property spread out? Thanks again.
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Old 09-18-2006, 02:40 PM
 
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Some towns might have a small subdivision or two. Not at all like you will see around large metropolitan areas. Most development done in these areas are most likely developed by someone that is and has been local to the area for many years. There is just not enough population in NWKS to warrant a large development investor. Many homes are built by small independent builders and very few are spec homes.. Model homes and that type addition are a rarity
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Old 09-19-2006, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Walnut Grove, Georgia
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Some towns might have a small subdivision or two. Not at all like you will see around large metropolitan areas. Most development done in these areas are most likely developed by someone that is and has been local to the area for many years. There is just not enough population in NWKS to warrant a large development investor. Many homes are built by small independent builders and very few are spec homes.. Model homes and that type addition are a rarity
Very important to me, in the area I live now (near Atlanta) it's almost nothing but subdivisions. I like a little room to move. =) Thanks.

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