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Old 04-04-2011, 01:04 PM
 
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We are moving to Lawrence - my husband will be a professor at KU. We have 2 kids (1st grade and Kindergarten) and would love any advice or comments on what Lawrence is like to live in and raise kids.

I am interested in Corpus Cristie school in the west part of town, and we seem to like the west side neighborhoods as well. Any comments here also appreciated.

Thank you!
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:06 AM
 
Location: 河南郑州, Kansas City, Iowa, Fargo
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I lived in Lawrence from 2000 to 2005, here's my take.

The school you're talking about seems to be near Bob Billings, which is a direct route to the KU campus, so your husband's commute won't be bad. I know nothing of the school though.

The biggest downside is that you'll be living in the characterless part of a colorful town. There are some nice digs in Old West Lawrence and you'll be nearer to downtown. Plus, the homes have more charm. I lived there and East Lawrence. I'd rather live in East Lawrence if I ever came back with Old West as second place.

Old West Lawrence Historic District, Lawrence City, Douglas County, Lawrence KS 66044

However, if suburban-style living is your thing and want to be near golf course, go for it.

Since you have kids, avoid the Oread Neighborhood. Mostly students who like to party, even though some families try to tough it out.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:44 PM
 
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Families seem to live more in west Lawrence. I don't think his commute would be bad from anywhere in Lawrence, really. The east side of campus, between campus and downtown, is mainly student housing. Golf course, suburbs, family housing, nicer houses are in west Lawrence. Personally, if I were moving there I'd live in west Lawrence. Maybe he could email other professors and get their input?

Mark Mangino's home is for sale 4304 Nicklaus Dr Lawrence KS - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - MLS #121090 - Realtor.comĀ® but the price is kind of steep.
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:54 AM
 
Location: 河南郑州, Kansas City, Iowa, Fargo
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Another overlooked section of town is North Lawrence across the river. Really quiet out in that section of town.
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