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Old 07-07-2011, 07:19 AM
 
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Blue Springs? Lees Summit? or somewhere else? we are looking in the range of 250k single family home.. Looked at SAB HOMES online and they have very nice new construction. Schools will make the final choice for us since we have two 6 year old girls, and 8 year old boy and a 3 year old girl. 2 of my kids are autistic are the schools good for special needs children?
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:02 AM
 
Location: St. Louis City
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Blue Springs or Lees Summit are each suburban Kansas City. Are you looking to the Kansas City area of Missouri specifically? If so, you may want to post in the KC thread. I am not that familiar with either, but hear the Lees Summit is a very nice place.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I don't have kids so I can't recommend any place based on school district. But, I relocated out here 4 years ago from NJ and love it. Prepare yourself for a slower pace (not terribly slow, but it's slower and that's a good thing), and a lot of friendly people.

When I first came out here I stayed in the KC area and I liked it. Lee's Summit felt familiar to me, it is not too dissimilar from many NJ suburbs. Ditto for Parkville, and if I recall correctly, I thought Parkville was supposed to have some really good schools. I would recommend checking into both towns. I do not believe (and again, I could be wrong) that the KC schools are very good and I believe a year or two ago some were in jeopardy of losing accreditation. So if you were looking specifically into KC, I would be cautious.

Let me know if I can offer any advice about relocating here.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:08 PM
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Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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Blue Springs? Lees Summit? or somewhere else? we are looking in the range of 250k single family home.. Looked at SAB HOMES online and they have very nice new construction. Schools will make the final choice for us since we have two 6 year old girls, and 8 year old boy and a 3 year old girl. 2 of my kids are autistic are the schools good for special needs children?
Look at the suburbs of St. Louis. It has MUCH MORE of an eastern feel that you will find quite familiar. KC might be too much of a culture shock compared to NYC. Look at Clyaton, University City, Ladue, Webster Groves, Kirkwood, etc.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:09 PM
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Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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I don't have kids so I can't recommend any place based on school district. But, I relocated out here 4 years ago from NJ and love it. Prepare yourself for a slower pace (not terribly slow, but it's slower and that's a good thing), and a lot of friendly people.

When I first came out here I stayed in the KC area and I liked it. Lee's Summit felt familiar to me, it is not too dissimilar from many NJ suburbs. Ditto for Parkville, and if I recall correctly, I thought Parkville was supposed to have some really good schools. I would recommend checking into both towns. I do not believe (and again, I could be wrong) that the KC schools are very good and I believe a year or two ago some were in jeopardy of losing accreditation. So if you were looking specifically into KC, I would be cautious.

Let me know if I can offer any advice about relocating here.
Yes, but rural MO has very few jobs and wages (for the most part) that are crazy low.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:20 PM
 
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You would fit in better in places like Hayti, Sikeston, West Plains, Joplin, or Senath.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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You would fit in better in places like Hayti, Sikeston, West Plains, Joplin, or Senath.
Is that supposed to be a joke?
It aint funny.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:44 PM
 
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I don't have kids so I can't recommend any place based on school district. But, I relocated out here 4 years ago from NJ and love it. Prepare yourself for a slower pace (not terribly slow, but it's slower and that's a good thing), and a lot of friendly people.

When I first came out here I stayed in the KC area and I liked it. Lee's Summit felt familiar to me, it is not too dissimilar from many NJ suburbs. Ditto for Parkville, and if I recall correctly, I thought Parkville was supposed to have some really good schools. I would recommend checking into both towns. I do not believe (and again, I could be wrong) that the KC schools are very good and I believe a year or two ago some were in jeopardy of losing accreditation. So if you were looking specifically into KC, I would be cautious.

Let me know if I can offer any advice about relocating here.
Thanks for helping. I heard that Lees summit/blue springs have awesome schools. There are so many subdivision with awesome homes such as eagle creek etc. SAB homes seems to make nice homes for new construction. Can you please tell me which subdivision you are in? Also how is car insurance/electric/gas bills compared to NJ? I pay $235 electric $85 gas? $150 a month for 2 cars one is just liability. Thanks
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:09 AM
 
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Is that supposed to be a joke?
It aint funny.
Yea. In those southern cities they would call him a yankee quickly with the NY accent.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Yea. In those southern cities they would call him a yankee quickly with the NY accent.
They're villages, not cities.
-shakes head in despair-
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