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Old 01-28-2010, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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I just let it go and quietly roll my eyes and whisper under my breath, "Well, la dee, dah!"
LOL, that's so funny--that's exactly what I do. I thought I was the only one in the world who still said la de dah! You just made my day.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Basehor, KS
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And this is why you're moving here?


Just kidding.
Ha! Thats exactly why!

Of course I realize big box retail and shopping malls are a dime a dozen any where you go. I just didn't know exactly what you meant by lack of retail. I suppose its something you get a feel for when living there.

What I mean when I refer to shopping and restaurants being "better" has no relation to per capita ratios of what other large cities or even specific neighborhoods with in a city have. I think KC does pretty good in its local economy, culinary, shopping, diversity and overall culture for its isolation and size. Its more to do with DC/Baltimore as a metro area/region. There is simply a certain caliber of designer shopping and culinary offerings (whether a chain or not) that regions with high population, density and diversity can offer that smaller more isolated ones can offer.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:44 PM
 
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I've heard KC is cool, or maybe I should say "coo-ul" but how does one put up with that aggrevating "twang." And I though listening to the Hispanics rattle at 300 words per minute was pretty bad.
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Winnetka, IL & Rolling Hills, CA
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All true, except the liberal attitude part, or do you mean socially liberal? You have to around here because of the competition, Either dominant or be dominated.

I know plenty of Republicans.
Northern Virginia, while trending Democratic, still remains the top choice of Republicans moving to the DC area. McLean is nicknamed 'GOPtopia'. If you are looking for liberal I would suggest Montgomery County, Maryland but there are GOP folks there too.
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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I would just be very discerning and do a lot of research related to the schools. It seemed to me when I recently moved that the schools can vary quite a bit even when they are geographically quite close to each other. I know a lot of people on this forum say all the schools in the area are good even if some are better than others, etc. But I wanted to find the very best school possible, and it takes a lot of research to figure that out.
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:45 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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I've heard KC is cool, or maybe I should say "coo-ul" but how does one put up with that aggrevating "twang." And I though listening to the Hispanics rattle at 300 words per minute was pretty bad.
adolpho, KC's actually in the sort of Standard American 'broadcaster' English belt that starts more-or-less in Kansas and goes all the way to the Pacific. If you want a Southern 'twang' near KC, though, you'll find it big time as soon as you head out of KCMO and out into greater Missouri.
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:48 PM
 
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They're twanging pretty hard in Grandview and Lees Summit which is probably about as far from the city as Duke St. is to DC.
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Basehor, KS
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Yeah there are certian areas that more southern speaking people seem to reside (all pretty much in MO), but over all a large majority speak as Alicia says Standard American.
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:43 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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They're twanging pretty hard in Grandview and Lees Summit which is probably about as far from the city as Duke St. is to DC.
Yup... they're Missouri people. Basically, once you're out as far as , say, Harrisonville, it's hard to find someone who *doesn't* have a Southern 'twang.'

But, as datbird says, running into someone with even a hint of a Southern accent in most of KC (particularly the KS side, but the closer in MO suburbs, as well) is pretty statistically unlikely.
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Every time I visited KC, I noticed how much more friendly the people were there. While you might have more "educated, liberal, etc" people here, they're usually always the "I was too good for where I'm from, so I'm doing to DC!".. I'm one of the few natives around here, and I think the DC area serves a purpose, to collect the nasty people from other areas, leaving the more pleasant people behind... I hope you are one of the exceptions.... But if you are into unfriendly and snobby, then NoVa will be great for you.
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