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    Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    I'm looking at a job opportunity in Kansas City, does anyone have any advice or recommendations on areas that are good to live in (family oriented ... We have a 3 month old).

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    Re: Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    Johnson County KS, on the southwest side of the KC metro area, contains several communities that are rated among the best in the US to live. Among them include Olathe, Overland Park, and Shawnee. I am most familiar with Olathe (pronounced O_lay_the) as I have family that have lived there for some time. It is a very family-oriented community. My experience is that the people in KC are among the most friendly of any large metro area in the country plus the traffic situation is considerably more sane relative to other large metros.
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    Re: Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    We have family living. in Liberty. It's north of KC with an easy drive to the airport. Nice family area, good schools, and rolling hills.
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    Re: Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    Great tips y'all. Keep them coming!
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    Re: Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    My nieces & nephew go to school in Parkhill School District and live in Weatherby Lake. The high school is huge to me, but they are super happy there.
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    Re: Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    parkhill is a great school district

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    Re: Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    Take a look at this. Slow loading. Maybe zoom out a little.
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    Re: Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    I used to live I'm Kansas City for 30 years before moving to Florida. There are many nice parts, many have been mentioned above. Do you know yet where you will be working potentially? What type of activities do you and your family enjoy?
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    Re: Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    I'll be in and out of the airport a lot. We love anything outdoors. Particularly camping and mountain biking.


    Excellent stuff y'all. Thank you!
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    Re: Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    I would agree with the recommendation of Liberty or Park Hill School district then. Both great areas and much closer to the airport. The airport is way north of downtown KC.
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    Re: Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    Another consideration, which applies to any metro area that spans across state lines, is the tax situation. Will you be working out of Kansas or Missouri? If you live in one state but work in another, you could be hit with taxes from two tax jurisdictions. I'm not sure of the specifics in the KC area, but in other metros (NYC being among them), it is not uncommon for someone who lives in CT or NJ to pay taxes to NY (where the office is). Just something else to look into as you consider your options.
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    Re: Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    One more thing: I hear they got some crazy little women there.
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    Re: Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    kc has a 1percent tax if you live in the metro / smithville might be out of it and also liberty. but you should check

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    Re: Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    we lived at Barry rd and hwy 169, it was 12 minutes to the airport vs 45 to 60 minutes to Johnson county ks. convenient and good schools

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    Re: Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    The 1% tax applies if you live OR work in Kansas City proper. I always commuted from the MO side to employment in the KS side and the cross state income tax thing is a bit of a pain, but you do get some relief.
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    Re: Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    Fortunately I'll be officing from home - should make it easier to dodge that part of the tax bullet.
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    Re: Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    I'd recommend someplace close to an Oklahoma Joe's BBQ. My first bite, I instantly knew it was the best BBQ I had ever had....

    There are a lot of smaller communities outside of KC also. I'm in Topeka.
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    Re: Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    I agree about bbq, no dodging the tax bullet if you live in metro,my wife worked at home for Illinois and iowa company


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    Re: Might be moving to Kansas City - advice?

    I fly a LOT for a living. MCI is one of my least favorite airports. I wish they'd update it and get some good restaurants in there!

    As stated above, go to Oklahoma Joe's for BBQ. Skip Smokehouse.

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    Katos for sushi, 54th street for bar food, culinary inst for date night,


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