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Costs of housing continues to climb - 7/27/2006
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Jim
Lawrence, KS

Housing costs continue to rise due to significant demand from those who commute to greater Kansas City metro area or Topeka where housing costs remain lower but are not as much a great place to live. Property taxes are high.

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David
Lawrence, KS

Septic tank city USA - 1/14/2014

The traffic is horrible every day of the week including Sunday. The majority of the people I have met here have a very hostile and negative attitude. Property crime is rampant. If you leave anything lying around that isn't nailed down, don't expect to see it again. Bums are king. There are so many of them downtown flying signs "Homeless please help!" They are wanting money for alcohol. The tourists who come here just give them money because they believe the scam. There is no effort to bring good paying jobs here. Meaningful employment is nonexistent. Housing is overpriced for the unfit dumps they are renting out. Kansas University is the only thing going on in Lawrence. If you are not part of that college or are planning to be, then never consider coming here! There is nothing here for those who aren't part of KU.

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David
Lawrence, KS

Septic tank city USA - 1/14/2014

The traffic is horrible every day of the week including Sunday. The majority of the people I have met here have a very hostile and negative attitude. Property crime is rampant. If you leave anything lying around that isn't nailed down, don't expect to see it again. Bums are king. There are so many of them downtown flying signs "Homeless please help!" They are wanting money for alcohol. The tourists who come here just give them money because they believe the scam. There is no effort to bring good paying jobs here. Meaningful employment is nonexistent. Housing is overpriced for the unfit dumps they are renting out. Kansas University is the only thing going on in Lawrence. If you are not part of that college or are planning to be, then never consider coming here! There is nothing here for those who aren't part of KU.

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David
Lawrence, KS

Lawrence Kansas isn't for everybody. - 1/9/2014

I have been in Lawrence for over 2 years because of my job. The traffic is horrible every day of the week including Sunday. The majority of the people I have met here have a very hostile and negative attitude towards everything. Property crime is rampant. If you leave anything lying around that isn't nailed down, don't expect to see it one minute later. Bums are king. There are so many of them downtown flying signs "Homeless please help!" They are wanting money for alcohol. The tourists who come here just give them money because they believe the scam. The homeless shelter is a haven for drunks and every kind of nut you can imagine. Housing is overpriced for the unfit dumps they are renting out. Kansas University is the only thing going on in Lawrence. If you are not part of that college or are planning to be, then never consider coming here! There is nothing here for those who aren't part of KU.

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David
Lawrence, KS

Lawrence Kansas isn't for everybody. - 1/9/2014

I have been in Lawrence for over 2 years because of my job. The traffic is horrible every day of the week including Sunday. The majority of the people I have met here have a very hostile and negative attitude towards everything. Property crime is rampant. If you leave anything lying around that isn't nailed down, don't expect to see it one minute later. Bums are king. There are so many of them downtown flying signs "Homeless please help!" They are wanting money for alcohol. The tourists who come here just give them money because they believe the scam. The homeless shelter is a haven for drunks and every kind of nut you can imagine. Housing is overpriced for the unfit dumps they are renting out. Kansas University is the only thing going on in Lawrence. If you are not part of that college or are planning to be, then never consider coming here! There is nothing here for those who aren't part of KU.

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John
Paicines, CA

Nowhere Better in KS - 1/19/2013

Great college town, wonderful people and community. Fun downtown!

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Charles
Swedesboro, NJ

Lawrence Sucks! - 6/20/2012

While I was a grad student at KU I lived in Lawrence, KS. I was unimpressed by the town and even less impressed by the over-inflated ego of its inhabitants. Let's be real for a minute here: We're talking about a small town in pig's knuckle Kansas and not Paris or NYC. Many of KU's students think KU is on the same level as Princeton or Harvard and they're sadly mistaken. The students I instructed as a GTA had come from behind a plow, were partying at KU for four to seven years, and then returning to the plow after graduation. I suppose for many of them Lawrence was "the big time."

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Brian
Lawrence, KS

Young and Liberal in a Sea of Red - 2/6/2010

Lawrence is the most liberal city in Kansas. It is a college town with a rich history and great vibe. I was raised in Lawrence, but would have preferred to grow up near some mountains or the ocean; however, the place has great schools. Kansas City Metro isn't too far away and makes for great entertainment on the weekends; although, the city of Lawrence has a few great places to enjoy for a night out.

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Nicole
Lawrence, KS

Liberal Mecca in Conservative state - 5/8/2009

While the weather in Kansas is atrocious, life in Lawrence, KS is quite pleasant. The town is filled with local music, art and shops. It is easy to get involve in community planning, and you can really make your opinions heard. It is a college town, so most of the jobs are University oriented. It is also becoming a bedroom community for Kansas City, but hopefully that trend is coming to a close.

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ashley
Lawrence, KS

Lawrence is a wonderful, eclectic, vibrant, friend - 11/24/2008

With 2 universities and a young population, this city is full of life and very little crime. Downtown is amazing and always so many things and people to see and watch. It's amazing and I'm sad to have to move away. I just hope I can eventually find somewhere that is even as close to as awesome as this city has been.

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tyler
Lawrence, KS

extremes - 4/13/2008

it gets really hot (100) in the summer and really cold in the winter (10) also it might snow, thunderstorm and be sunny all in one day.

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Abhd
Lawrence, KS

high housing - 11/14/2007

high cost for purchasing homes

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DF
Topeka, KS

Lawrence - 8/1/2007

I lived in Lawrence for 2 years. I enjoyed the time I lived in Lawrence. I've listed the pros and cons about the town. Pros 1. very pretty town 2. Mass Street has many great stores 3. KU has a pretty campus 4. nice people 5. very low crime rate Cons 1. awful job market 2. limited cultural scene 3. crazy traffic when KU is in session 4. KU has a reputation for being a party school so be careful in what part of town you choose to live in unless you enjoy listening to constant partying 5. home prices and rent tend to be a bit pricey compared to many other places in the state.

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Drusilla
Lawrence, KS

What is Lawrence? - 7/15/2007

I have lived here for 30 years and it is still the same. Nothing changes. Everything is for the good of KU not the good of the people that live here. If you don't have a collage anything you have a nothing chance of getting a job. The schools are the same if KU is out for a day, a week, or a month so is the public schools. NO child care in this city and if you have to stay home to take care a your children because KU is out you are fired! But if you are young and daddy pays for everything then you can miss work to go home to see daddy and not get fired because you are the reason Lawrence is even still around. If there was no KU there would be no Lawrence!! Do not move here and if you are here get out now and don't look back!

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Rusty
Lawrence, KS

Love the town, hate the people - 6/6/2007

The people here in Lawrence are horrible, yuppies up the wazoo, partying all the time. Horrible job market, tons of potholes, police everywhere, and bad, congested traffic for such a smalll (relatively) city....however having said that, the city itself is very beautiful, lots of scenic walking and bike paths, the KU campus itself is breathtaking, and lots of hills. But yeah I cannot wait to get out of this city and move to Texas. Oh and the JayHawks suck.

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Steve
Lawrence, KS

my obervations after 20 years in town - 5/30/2007

Lawrence is a very nice city and a good place to live. It has signficant historical significance. The weather stinks and traffic can be a hassle when the students are around. Politics are very liberal and KU is the only game in town.

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Karl
Lawrence, KS

What's the difference between Topeka and yogurt? - 12/7/2006

Lawrence is home to a large state university, which has strong music and sports programs. This means there are lots of musical performances and games to go, which appeal to most age groups. Lawrence also has an art scene, as well as a strong Parks and Rec Department, which offers a variety of classes. Some examples are Beer Tasting and Belly Dancing! If you're looking for culture in Kansas, this is your place.

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Jim
Lawrence, KS

Costs of housing continues to climb - 7/27/2006

Housing costs continue to rise due to significant demand from those who commute to greater Kansas City metro area or Topeka where housing costs remain lower but are not as much a great place to live. Property taxes are high.

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Abhd
Lawrence, KS

sucks - 6/19/2006

I don't like Lawrence...lots of flooding in the streets everytime it rains b/c the guttering is inadequate, lots of potholes (b/c of the flooding mostly), heavy traffic for such a relatively small town and all of the fastfood places are SLOW SLOW SLOW. KU sucks ass for non-traditional students. There are some good things and lots of people love it here, I'm just not one of them. There are some good trails to walk or ride your bike and b/c a lot of people do that, it's a fairly bike friendly town. The recycling options are also good.

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cara
Lawrence, KS

Midwest oasis - 6/5/2006

Lawrence is a great community with plenty of interesting people, but it's not as progressive as they like to consider themselves to be.

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Derek
Topeka, KS

Lawrence: Pros and Cons - 5/11/2006

Lawrence suprised me, its a beautiful town. The town has a number of nice parks, lots of trees and Mass Street offers many great stores to shop from. The people are very nice. Plus, your an easy drive to Topeka or KC. Lawrence also has a good music scene. It is a nice town to raise a family in. Great weather. Low Crime rate. Cons:the town lacks for quality rests(very few good ones). Very weak job market. Pick wisely the area you live in, unless you enjoy listening to KU kids partying all the time. I enjoyed the time I lived in Lawrence.

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