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View Poll Results: Which city is your favorite?
Kansas City 25 45.45%
Indianapolis 10 18.18%
Columbus 20 36.36%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-10-2009, 10:01 PM
 
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Is there any significant difference between these cities when it comes to: politics, vibe, weather, cost, yuppie-ness, outdoors opportunities? Which city would you choose?
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:18 PM
 
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Indianapolis has a great underground music scene, some grime and some glitter. I think Columbus is pretty bland, and Kansas City was nice enough, I just haven't been there enough times to form an opinion.
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:26 PM
 
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I guess I'd have to pick KC. It's probably closest to St. Louis (Indi may be as close) and the same state.
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:08 AM
 
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Indianapolis has a great underground music scene, some grime and some glitter. I think Columbus is pretty bland, and Kansas City was nice enough, I just haven't been there enough times to form an opinion.
I'm not sure why people have this impression of Columbus--but it is easily the most vibrant of the three cities. Having the largest university in the country in the middle of the city keeps makes sure C-bus is anything but bland.
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:33 AM
 
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Of these three, Indy easily. It's the home of the Colts

I like Columbus, too.
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:56 AM
 
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So, are these the most boring cities in America?
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:00 PM
 
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So, are these the most boring cities in America?
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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All cold and not anywhere I would want to see IMO
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:04 PM
 
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I don't know weather to choose between Columbus and KC, as i haven't been to them and did not like Indianapolis. Kansas City appeals to me a lot for some reason and columbus seems like a cool place. I love their LeVeque Tower!
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:59 PM
 
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So, are these the most boring cities in America?
Only for ignorant people.

But since you asked, I'll take a stab at your original question. On paper all three cities are fairly similar

-rougly the same size (~2,000,000)
-somewhat spread out
-similar low cost of living
-healthy growth rates
-similar political leanings
-similar weather (perhaps warmer and drier in KC)
-neutral, flat accents

but as far as the vibe is concerned, I think KC has more of a western/great plains feel to it, while Indy and Cols seem more traditional midwest/great lakes region. Indy feels to be more "rust belt" of the three and probably has the roughest central city. I believe Cols appeals to the yuppie types more, and Indy seems more touristy/family oriented. KC is the hilliest of the three.
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