Kansas City, MO - TMA

Wife just applied for a job in Kansas City, MO. TMA OG.

She actually didn't realize it was based there when she applied, but if the price is right - who knows?

So shithole? Beautiful paradise? What's cost of living like? Schools?

We would be moving from NYC, so we understand anywhere else is a step down.

I'm from STL so pretty close.

the Chiefs are big
BBQ is huge- Oklahoma Joe's possibly the best in the midwest
power and light district
City market

I lived in the Waldo neighborhood for 2 years. You'll find the Midwest much slower, obviously. But you'll have the fastest internet in the country available (google fiber) KC'ers love BBQ and do a great job of it. It's much more of a tech and startup hub than you'd probably ever imagine, also the area is home to several enterprise level companies. If you're a fan of American League baseball the Royals play kind of far away from downtown but it's cheap and the football/baseball stadium set up is impressive. Pro Soccer has recently become HUGE in their area over the last decade. Life's a little slower, but the crime rates aren't bad, people are generally nice, there's plenty of opportunity in regards to high level employment. Oh.. If you do mma, Bjj, Muay Thai, there are some very reputable schools in the general area. Jason High being the biggest name that has is own camp. Several UFC names at Grindhouse about 30 min outside of KC too. I'm from STL and have traveled all over, for the most part I'd be lying if I didn't give KC an overall thumbs up. Phone Post 3.0

Vote ups to all. Thanks for the info.

Interesting to hear that it's a hub for new industry.

I do loves me some BBQ. And if my shoulder/neck ever heal I would like to get back to BJJ pajama wrestling. None of that slippery man sweat no-gi or MMA crap for me.

Any idea on the school system? Got 2 small kiddies.

walnut - I'm from STL so pretty close.

the Chiefs are big
BBQ is huge- Oklahoma Joe's possibly the best in the midwest
power and light district
City market
This. Phone Post 3.0

Make sure you remind everyone that you're from NYC and how much different/better everything is there. Locals LOVE that

oldnslow - Vote ups to all. Thanks for the info.

Interesting to hear that it's a hub for new industry.

I do loves me some BBQ. And if my shoulder/neck ever heal I would like to get back to BJJ pajama wrestling. None of that slippery man sweat no-gi or MMA crap for me.

Any idea on the school system? Got 2 small kiddies.

I don't know about now, but Johnson County schools had a pretty good reputation. This is the suburb area southwest of Kansas City on the Kansas side. Overland Park area.

Forgot to mention, they also have casinos if you like to throw cards around.

I would move back in a heart beat if the right opportunity came up. Phone Post 3.0

PatK -

Make sure you remind everyone that you're from NYC and how much different/better everything is there. Locals LOVE that


lol Phone Post 3.0

I can't comment on the schools, but the cost of living is going to be a fraction of living in NYC. I'd enroll them in private school if it's not up to par.


My Brother in Law moved to the US from Lima Peru. He moved to KC 'cause he wanted to live with "real Americans", whatever that means...lol

The word when I lived there was "private school" in the city. Plenty of people go white bread and live in the burbs on the Kansas side. May be worth it to ya for the schools, I'm not as big a fan of the corporate restaurants and being pulled over for going 2 miles over the speed limit that Kansas offers. Phone Post 3.0

SaintMike - The word when I lived there was "private school" in the city. Plenty of people go white bread and live in the burbs on the Kansas side. May be worth it to ya for the schools, I'm not as big a fan of the corporate restaurants and being pulled over for going 2 miles over the speed limit that Kansas offers. Phone Post 3.0
Thanks for all the advice. This is a very long shot. We weren't really thinking of moving until my wife applied by mistake. But lower cost of living sounds really good right about now.

If I move I will be sure to wear nothing but a hip length black leather jacket over either a Giants or Yankees jersey and talk endlessly about how I can't get a good bagel out here in the woods.

Actually if I move out there I will probably be weeping for joy at all the money I'm saving not living in NYC.

What are the housing costs like for 3 bedrooms? Either apartment in downtown or a house in the burbs? Phone Post 3.0

Don't know why the app quoted Saintmike. The thanks were for everyone. Think i got all of y'all with vote ups. Phone Post 3.0

Overland Park / Leawood area is one of the best in the country, yet it's affordable.

Best BBQ in the country. (I love Jack Stack BBQ)

Great bjj with Leo pecanha.

How old are you? Power and light may be too young.. I actually don't go there when we go to KC. We to to the plaza.

Great BBQ places. Phone Post 3.0

I'll be 40 next week. 3 year old and a 1 month old kid. Phone Post 3.0

Cost of living


I live in a suburb of St. Louis, so I can't see a dramatic change.


I pay 650$ for 1,200sq foot 3 bedroom Condo.
2 days ago, I paid 3.29/gallon for 87 octane gasoline @ Costco
Today, I paid 3.47 for a pack of Camels that had a .75 off coupon at the liquor store

walnut - Cost of living


I live in a suburb of St. Louis, so I can't see a dramatic change.


I pay 650$ for 1,200sq foot 3 bedroom Condo.
2 days ago, I paid 3.29/gallon for 87 octane gasoline @ Costco
Today, I paid 3.47 for a pack of Camels that had a .75 off coupon at the liquor store
Sweet Jeebus. $650 is your monthly rent for a 1200 square foot 3 bedroom? Or you paid $650k to buy said condo?

If the former, I may be getting on a plane tonight. Phone Post 3.0

650 a month, granted I have lived here for 8 yrs.
My new neighbor pays 750 a month 'cause they raised the rent.


Take a look at Craigslist rentals in said area

a nice 150k may command 800/900 a month

* 150k home