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Old 03-24-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I have been talking with a co-worker who grew up in Kansas City Kansas. Her family immigrated from Mexico to California 20 plus years ago. They moved to Kansas City when some friends told them about how the cost of living was more favorable there than in California. My coworker has three sisters that stayed here in California. She has lived here on and off for the past 14 years and has been with our hospital for the past 8 years. Anyway her mom has talked her into moving back to Kansas City.

I started looking into the price of homes in Kansas and my interest went way up when I found a place in Lawrence Kansas for $300,000 on 8 acres of land. With further checking I found plenty of homes for under $100,000 that at least on line looked very nice.

This has lead me to ask two questions.

1: When you personally think of Kansas what is it that you think of that makes you want to stay? What is it that you can get in Kansas that may be missing in some other state?

2: Is there a desirable place that people would choose to retire?
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:13 PM
 
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CowPatties.

And then when I'm having deep thoughts about Kansas I picture Dorthy clicking her heels three times, stepping out of the balloon, and into a CowPatty.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:58 PM
 
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take care trying to compare the Kansas City area and Kansas. If I wanted opinions about KC, I would post on the KC forum. For information about other areas of Kansas, you might try to name particular places.
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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take care trying to compare the Kansas City area and Kansas. If I wanted opinions about KC, I would post on the KC forum. For information about other areas of Kansas, you might try to name particular places.
Never said anything about wanting information on Kansas City specifically other than my co-worker is planning on moving back. I would like information on the state as a whole. For me when I think of kansas I think of Aviation. mainly because of a good friend of my dads that worked for Cesna I think. What I am looking for would be what do you see as the benefits to your state. Are their places that are must see places.

To top that off what would be a good place to live if you wanted to buy a second home, or a retirement home.
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I have been talking with a co-worker who grew up in Kansas City Kansas. Her family immigrated from Mexico to California 20 plus years ago. They moved to Kansas City when some friends told them about how the cost of living was more favorable there than in California. My coworker has three sisters that stayed here in California. She has lived here on and off for the past 14 years and has been with our hospital for the past 8 years. Anyway her mom has talked her into moving back to Kansas City.

I started looking into the price of homes in Kansas and my interest went way up when I found a place in Lawrence Kansas for $300,000 on 8 acres of land. With further checking I found plenty of homes for under $100,000 that at least on line looked very nice.

This has lead me to ask two questions.

1: When you personally think of Kansas what is it that you think of that makes you want to stay? What is it that you can get in Kansas that may be missing in some other state?

2: Is there a desirable place that people would choose to retire?
Nothing comes to mind. I'm a Kansas native, and I left the state at age 18 and never went back, other than to visit family every few years. I remember in the '80s Kansas had a marketing campaign with the tag line, "Land of Ahs". But we referred to it as the "Land of Blahs" lol!

The only place in the entire state I could tolerate would be Lawrence, and that's because I like the town and having the university there with all it offers, a young population, and it's pretty much the only liberal city in the state. (Don't be fooled... Liberal, KS isn't!)
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:54 PM
 
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I wouldn't retire here, no way. But then, I lived most ofmy life somewhere else and moved to Kansas because of my husband's job. It is way way way too conservative, socially and politically, for my tastes. I hate the weather, and I miss forest preserves. I haven't been unhappy here, but it isn'ton my list of places to retire. We will move north again. Snowier winters, but generally, the weather is actually better up north than it is here.
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:55 PM
 
Location: BOY-see
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This has lead me to ask two questions.

1: When you personally think of Kansas what is it that you think of that makes you want to stay? What is it that you can get in Kansas that may be missing in some other state?

2: Is there a desirable place that people would choose to retire?
1) Good food, well grounded people.

2) Emporia. But that's influenced by nearness of family.
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I am a very conservative Republican living in the somewhat liberal California in a middle of the road county that is home to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. I live 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean and have grew up in the area that I still live at today. I did live for a couple years in Iowa and loved it there, so I am not adverse to living around the weather. This is also for a second home, a place that I can from time to time to get a way from the hustle and bustle of the LA metro area. Preferably near an area that I can fly my plane into. The fact is if you know of a place where pilots have homes that they can keep their planes at that would even be better.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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I think CA,is the place for you. Please stay there.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I think CA,is the place for you. Please stay there.
I plan on staying in California. I also plan on buying homes in other states. My goal is to own a home in all 50 states.
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