Kansas City, Missouri 

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Good Family Town, less so for Retirement - 3/21/2019
Lived in KC metro over 40 years. It is quite spread out in terms of both geographical and Read More

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Extremely unfriendly. - 7/22/2018
The rest of the people are right- KC Missouri has some of the least friendly people I’ve ever met. It’s extremely hard to find a friendly face. Can’t wait to move Read More

Mixed bag - 3/13/2018
I lived in KCMO north of the river for about ten years. There are issues with both increasing crime and police misconduct. Somebody broke into my car as soon as my wife and I moved here. This was at a nice apartment complex. In addition, two police officers showed up at my apartment in 2007 screaming and yelling in the middle of the afternoon. I was working in my home office. When I opened the door they just marched on in without a warrant, assaulted me and pushed me around. Based on what they said, an estranged relative of mine paid them to go to my apartment to harass and/or harm me. Of course they could have lied. Fortunately I wasn't seriously injured, although the incident did occur just weeks after I had major surgery. It could have turned out much worse. I did report it to (other) authorities. As far as I know, the officers were never held accountable in any way. Every lawyer I contacted refused to help me; some even suggested the incident was my fault. Don't count on being Read More

"Big Small-Town" - 1/2/2018
I have lived in Kansas City for little over 2 years, Chicago prior for 4 years. I wanted to add a review of KCMO because it seems most of the reviews here are several years old, and not entirely accurate. Below are my Pros and Cons, which are obviously a bit subjective:

- Cheap cost of living (rent, food, gas)
- Traffic is light to moderate, worse in the OP area (south, expensive suburbia)
- Downtown is clean, easy to navigate
- Quick drive to nature / 'the country'
- Job market isn't very competitive

- Moderately conservative
- Few large employers per industry
- Crime has increased dramatically since I have been here; it is abnormal if you don't know several people who've had cars or motorcycles stolen
- Independence meth problem
- Public transportation is not really a thing; the streetcar is a limited tourist attraction at best
- We are near St Louis (4hrs) and Omaha (2.5hrs), but Read More

Not a safe place to live - 1/1/2017
Have lived in Kansas City metro area most of my life, but I'm currently relocating. Violent crime is on the rise in K.C., 126 homicides in 2016, the deadliest in 8 years. I would not recommend Kansas City, unless you live in the safer western suburbs in Johnson County, Kansas: Overland Park, Leawood, Shawnee, Lenexa. Also a good option are the suburbs north of Kansas City, in Liberty or Gladstone. I would avoid downtown/midtown and also the upscale Country Club Plaza area, unless you want to risk getting Read More

Kansas City - 4/11/2016
Kansas City is a steadily improving city that stradles the border of two states Missouri and Kansas. Not only is the west side booming, to the east there is Blue Springs, north Gladstone,Parkville,Liberty and south there is Lee's Summit, Belton and Raymore. The economy is booming with fortune 500 comapanies, manufacturing, financial sectors (IRS, Federal Reserve) health industry and the tech scene is really coming alive. This is a Foodie town with all kind of restaurants not only the big chain restaurants but hometown restaurants where you can get a hefty dose of midwest hospitality/ We are a die hard sports loving city, win, lose, draw, we root for our home teams Royals, Chiefs, Sporting KC. We also host the Big 12 college basketball tournament in the newly built Sprint Center. If you wait too late to buy your ticket and they sell out, you can walk right across the street to the Power&Light district and watch the game on a 3 story hi screen. Kansas City is a fast growing city. Read More

People - 10/11/2015
Let me be short here, people here are very un-friendly, very predigest, very, very, very RUDE and will back stab you in a minute. Horrible, horrible place to live in....Will move asap Read More

People - 7/20/2015

kansas city big city simple - 6/10/2015
kansas city i have lived here all of my life ,people are fairly freindlycost of living ok lots of green space thru the citytrees and parks scatterd all the way thru down town/midtown avoid the power and light district ,overpriced and pushy plenty of simple stuff to do Read More

Terrible City... - 3/15/2015
Sadly, I agree with most of the negative view on Kansas City; Missouri AND Kansas.... Mia, in her post below,nailed it saying: "People here are really polite but very unfriendly." Couldn't agree more. People are incredibly close minded and have rooted prejudices.Add to that: there are very few coffee shops. You'll find it hard to meet any friendly people. If you have an awesome job offer I'd still say take it, but be prepared for a long and lonely time. Read More

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