I consider this city to be the epitome of American easy living and quintessential Americana. Cost of living is outstanding, the city is growing, the housing market is in great shape, the city government has been tactful about government spending, education, and city planning, and the people are damn glad to meet you. BBQ was long a pillar of the city and still is, as my belly can attest, along with Jazz music and the status as a flyover state oasis.
The city is a mecca for architects and engineers who bid for turf on every street corner, reppin their colors and styles. The city has a conservative feel but is growing on the diversity front and has a solid grunge area of town which is right up my alley. We ventured to a few breweries in town to sample the local artisanal craft and this part of the city was well-developed and reminiscent of Asheville, NC with the density and complexity of the city’s microbreweries. All in all, a wonderful time in the city, but gosh, living here you have to get creative to keep the wanderlust and need for adventure at bay. Like many other cities, you don’t have quick access to mountains or beaches, but in Kansas City, those are a plane flight away instead of a short road trip. However, I know from experience that the great plains have plenty to keep someone busy and entertained. The city is definitely on our list pending future job prospects.
My wife and I quit our jobs, sold our belongings and are hitting the road for nearly 2 years. We're blogging about our adventures, lessons learned, ideas, and recommendations. Take a gander at the content, leave a comment, or reach out to us to meet up on the road!