has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, Elle is living in Kansas City, MO and has a little something to say:
I am a woman over 60 who has one last move in her. My ideal new home will be near water (ocean would be heavenly), have LOTS of sunshine and temps in the 50 to 80s range. I'd like to be in a community of like-minded people my age, i.e., liberal - libertine, independent, happy with life and personally reasonsible for said life. Would prefer to walk or ride mass transit to driving. Would prefer woods and shore to suburban living. Not wild about kids except visiting grandchildren and the area has to be pet friendly.
|Life Stage:||Mature Single|
|Location:||Kansas City, MO|
|Enjoys:||Writing, gardening, reading, the arts, travel|
|Email:||Contact Elle via email |
Kansas City--not a Cow Town anymore Posted On: 9/7/2009 4:14:33 PM
Kansas City is made up of three distinct areas: Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, KS and "Johnson County", KS. If you have kids not yet in college, Johnson County is for you. KCMO has wondeful old neighborhoods, parks and shopping. KCK also has wonderful old neighborhoods but has a much richer ethnic mix. Downtown KCMO is in a grand revival with newly renovated warehouses cum condos; an outstanding arts district, lots of great restaurants and concert venues.
As a single woman, I am fairly comfortable going out to meet friends at night. Good universities, professional services, easy grid streets with a few confusing cross streets but once you learn the 3-5 names for these through streets, you'll have no trouble getting around.
Residents are very open and friendly. Airport is a bit of a drive but rated tops in the nation by business travelers because of easing access to gates. Weather is tolerable for midwest weather. Can have 70s in January or 15 below. More likely to have ice storms prior to snow storms but rarely stays really cold for long stretches. Summers are humid and can get into the 100s. Cost of living is lots lower than either coast and very stable.