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Moved and Come Back Twice - 9/30/2021
I was born and raised in the Kansas City area and have moved and come back twice. Kansas City has a lot to do, prices are very reasonable, and how can you beat having a football team like the Read More

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Kansas City is the Midwest’s best kept secret - 8/15/2021
KC has seriously grown over the last 20 years, specifically the downtown area. The city as a whole has become a more inviting place for younger generations as well with downtown living, restaurants and other activities. The power and light district downtown is a fun place to be all year round. There are two theme parks that are staples in the city oceans of fun and worlds of fun, both of which rival other cities theme parks IMO. There are also the chiefs and royals nfl/mlb if that is your thing which is huge in this city. Big sports fans here. As far as livability is concerned this is a very affordable place to live. There are some really nice neighborhoods in Overland Park Kansas which is located a short drive from downtown. They are also in the process of (finally!) building a brand new international airport which is located 20 minutes north of the city. The current airport is garbage.

Only real complaint I have is the cold weather. I’m a guy who prefers warm weather Read More

It's HOME / QUIET / FUN - 3/23/2021
I have lived in Kansas City my entire life. I've also lived in other states. Yes, there are bad guys/gals that live here. Can you name a big city that is crime-free?
Yes, it has its decaying areas, we all can't live in the lap of luxury. Can you name a big city that doesn't have a decaying section?
Are the people nice here - hell yes! However, not everyone here is happy and cordial 24/7 and sometimes you will run into an unhappy individual. Can you name a big city that has nothing but happy people?
I didn't think so. And the FOOD here is delicious!! KC BBQ IS NUMBER Read More

Kansas City, MO is Horrible and Dirty - 12/13/2019
Kansas City is violent, lots of crime, criminals and people lack basic social graces. It seems like the police just outright ignore most crimes unless they are serious felonies. It makes no real sense. People are rude, hostile, aggressive and poorly socialized. Many cannot even talk very well. most of the time I do not even understand what they are saying because it does not make coherent sense. It is dirty with garbage everywhere - it is disgusting! I lived there for about 18 months and it was the absolute worst place I have ever had the displeasure to live and I have lived in multiple states in many metropolitan areas larger than that cesspool. You should avoid this nasty place like the Bubonic Read More

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 lifestyle. Five main counties. Some have more crime than others. Multiple school systems and library systems. Numerous parks. Boulevards and fountains. Major sports. Incredible performing arts center for symphony, opera and ballet. Mass transportation is minimal. Cheap housing compared to other large cities. I am stunned by comments here about unfriendly people. As drivers, yes, they are some of the worst in the US (I have driven in all major US cities). There is no perfect place to live in the US when compare climate, things to do, the people, water availability/shortage, earthquakes, tornadoes, flooding, jobs, and, the cost of living. Read More

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

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