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Old 03-23-2010, 08:50 PM
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I am thinking of moving to Kansas. Can anytime tell me about the mobile home park there in town off 24? I may move in there in the short term. Is it safe? From mapquest it looks nearly empty. Is it empty? Are the homes nice? I am also worried about a declining population in the town. The owner of the park told me he was planning to bring in more homes and people will move into them. If he does bring in homes will they fill up or just sit empty? I don't want to live in an empty park.

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Old 07-08-2010, 07:50 AM
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Search on web may be you can find a better option.
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:26 PM
Location: Denver CO
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Lol, yea, Trailer homes are sure to fill up in Goodland. But why would anyone live in Goodland is beyond me, If you are truly attached to Western Kansas, try Colby 45 mins East of Goodland. First of all, its not dying a slow death like Goodland. Goodland is a terrible town because the people have that attitude that live there, "the town is dying, so why bother caring?"
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:24 AM
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Lenny the people who live here do not have that attitude. We have recently got a new bar in town, a restraunt, hotel, and are suppose to get a new grocery store downtown as well. I know the owners of the trailer park you are referring too and they are great people. As for the population at the trailer park I am not sure, I think alot of people come and go out there pretty fast. And yes you would be safe, not alot of crime happens here. It is a safe, quiet little town.
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:10 PM
Location: Denver CO
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Shawnie, you trolled me in another post. I'm not wanting to get in a forum war on ya, but I must reply. If you grew up Goodland, I'm sure its great if all you ever have known is Western KS. I am sure if you invested so much of your time and effort on one thing its hard to see the cracks in the surface.
However, if I must be blunt, in the 2 years I lived there, my house was broken into, a liquor store was robbed at gunpoint, a murder/manslaughter was commited, and 2 rapes. Now I am no crime expert, that seems to be a bit much for a small town. Not to mention since I left, they locked down the schools once (I think there was another robbery or shooting?), and the owner of Crazy R's (a bar) molested several of his wait staff, not to mention many other accounts I can't conclude. Every town in rural America has a methamphetamine problem, so I can't hold any issues there, but when all the local cops ask when you reported that your house was ransacked and robbed was, "how much drugs did they take?" Just because I was a 20 year old going to college doesn't mean I was into drugs, but that seemed to be their conclusion. I could be wrong, maybe 90% of the robberies there relate to drugs, I don't know. I never mentioned this, but other posters have, the town does have an abnormally high amount of people on welfare.
What else?, oh yea, never lived in town where sand/rusted pipe material would come out of your faucet, although it was quite amusing to show family when they visited. On the decay issues, as a person involved in real estate could clarify better, but aren't there are about 50 to 75 abandoned homes in town? Not for sale or lease, just sitting there empty.....? (there were 4 just on the the 1500 block of Center street I lived on) Now, its not Detroit, so they aren't bum homes or anything like that, its just interesting to note.
There will always be plenty of people that will waste money on business to only have it close down. I just haven't seen any decent JOB CREATING businesses since Andronics Antennas, and it closed down due the auto industry decline. Now the major sustainable employer, NWKTC (tech college), has a major turnover rate for teachers, which is odd consider school teachers aren't supposed to have a high turnover rate. Nothing is Sustainable about this town except for the tech college and it recently lost the "in-state" tuition reimbursement it received from Colorado and Nebraska so those resident students could go there for less money.
Now a sensitive issue for me, the whole "attitude of a dying town" I guess its hard to explain unless you lived there for a while, but would be blind to if its all you ever known, I'm sorry I can't explain better. I could really go on and hate on Goodland (the name itself is an oxymoron), the town I liked, but did me wrong after wrong untill I hated it, but I will swallow it down and try to leave it in the past.
Warmest Regards,
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