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City vs. City #5: Orlando vs. Kansas City

Orlando versus Kansas City?

  • Orlando, Florida: the city the Mouse built

    Votes: 9 30.0%
  • Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas: "mmmm ... that's good 'cue!"

    Votes: 21 70.0%

  • Total voters
    30

Dan

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Orlando vs Kansas City

Orlando: it's where Dan lives now. Toasty weather, lots of touristy diversions, about an hour from the Gulf or Atlantic Ocean, decent downtown nightlife, booming population. However ... very suburban in character, few cultural amenities, not much history, very transient population, toll roads everywhere, more than its share of Confederate enclaves (coughWinterGarden coughcoughBithlo coughSaintCloud), tourist-based economy, and no topography.

Kansas City: it's where Dan is moving to. Great urban neighborhoods, interesting history, interesting landscape, fantastic cultural and urban amenities,Country Club Plaza, good schools, and a more rooted population However ... scary weather, no large bodies of water nearby, more urban grit (some might see that as negative), nation's largest freeway system relative to population, Missouri dysfunctionality, risk of Sprint pulling a Worldcom.
 

El Feo

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KC, hands down...

Best of luck in the move, and congratulations! Are you going to share details soon?

P.S - is this "step 2" in Guap's 12 Step Program? ;)
 

Chet

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No disrespect intended, but is there a "neither" option?

I generally do not like Florida, not even for short visits. I've never been to Kansas City, but I suspect it's alot like Milwaukee. By that I mean, I'm sure there are a lot of good qualities, but the attractions are not known to "outsiders".
 

NHPlanner

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I hate heat.....no contest, KC.
 
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I voted KC. In the immortal words of Homer Simpson, when they left Springfield for their new Masterplanned community where all the homelss people turned into Starbucks: "So long, Stinktown!!!!"
 

el Guapo

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KC - Just enough 'Urban Grit" to make sure the hillbillys leave after visiting. And lots of good tasty pork on the bone everywhere you turn.
 

BKM

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Kansas City: More fountains than the City of Rome (Italy, not Georgia, that is :)

I still like Saint Louis a little better from an architectural standpoint, but KC rules for livability in Missouri. The Missouri River Valley is gorgeous, too.
 

Jeff

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Missouri...where the hell is Missouri anyway?

How close is Orlando to South Beach? It's gotta be closer than KC so I'm going with Orlando.
 

Cardinal

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I can't really warm up to Kansas City, probably because of the time I served at a nearby military installation. The best part of it was the chiggers. I'm sure the dogs won't like them. At the same time, Orlando does nothing for me, either. Boring and utterly uninspiring. I'm with bturk on this one.

So does this mean you will be taking on a new job, Dan?
 

Zoning Goddess

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AAACK! Well, as a NATIVE of Florida and lifelong resident of the Orlando area (even pre-Mickey!), except for 3 years in New England (it was a long time ago, but when I first heard they listened to Janis Ian I thought, who ARE these people???)... Anyway, there is a lot to appreciate here. I can't imagine giving up weekends at the beach, but then I guess it's ingrained in me. Florida heat vs. KC meat; I vote Florida.
 

nerudite

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I've visited my dad's family in Florida a few times... I don't like it much. I don't know much about Kansas City, but it's gotta be better than Florida in my mind at least. Good luck with the move.
 

dbarch

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Like Zoning Goddess, I'm Florida-born, and was a resident of the Orlando area before it was invaded by the giant rodent, so I have to vote for Orlando. I haven't lived there since I was a child, but there is always a part of me that will always call it "home", even with the drastic changes of the last 30 years.
BTW, congrats on landing a new job to Dan!
 

KCPowercat

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Well I don't get on here much, mostly just lurk, but I figured I'd jump in on this one.

KC by far...no tourist trap takes away from a real city.


Dan, glad to hear you're on your way up. If you want to catch up on stuff happening in Kansas City, hit up this site: http://www.kcskyscrapers.com it also has a really active forum where we just talk about KC crap.
 

jenniplans

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Dan - Congrats!

Do I really have to justify my answer? Besides the BBQ (Gates, Fiorellas Jack Stack, Arthur Bryants), you've got the wide (the wide) Missouri, the Boulevard Beer Co, and the mighty Kansas City Chiefs. ;)

Make sure that you visit the Harry Truman museum in Independence. Very, very cool.
 

ICT/316

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Jenniplans,
I love KC having grow up in KS and Mo, but you are nearly 2 and ½ years off the last response to the thread! Did you really go back that far and find this? No Disrespect,
I love the BBQ too…but man. :-D (I'm sure you know this and I'll just shut the F- up :b: :p ) Good times

Bill

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- Ron Burgundy
 

jenniplans

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Well don't I look like a complete idiot? :cool: I didn't go digging in the archives - it was posted at the top of the forum and I assumed that it was a new thread, never bothering to look at the dates.
 

Bear Up North

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jenniplans said:
Well don't I look like a complete idiot? :cool: I didn't go digging in the archives - it was posted at the top of the forum and I assumed that it was a new thread, never bothering to look at the dates.
Hey, jenniplans , I go digging through old threads all the time. I was placed in Cyburbia by a competing web blog thing site to wreak havoc with mods, and that's how I do it. And your "congrats" to Dan will probably be appropriate some day. You will be first in line. ;-) :-D :)

Kansas City VS Orlando. I would have to go with KC, also. Whenever I have been in Orlando (always on business) It just felt blah.....no soul. OTOH, I really like the Tampa / St. Pete area. Maybe it's the Gulf. Odd that I would like Tampa Bay area because I generally don't like the heat.

Bear
 

illinoisplanner

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You people talk about heat...I think they are equally miserable in the summertime. Isn't it in the 80s and 90s all the time in KC. At least in Florida, you can go to the beach and cool off, and it is nice and warm in winter. However, I'm not sure I would like the tourist trap and inland enclave of Orlando. I'm more of a Gulf Coast Florida guy.

But Kansas City is in the Midwest...and I love the Midwest...it's my home. But then again, it is interstate hell, it has no professional basketball team, and it's a big drug trafficking area.

I don't know on this one. I think I'll go with "neither" on this one...at least until I see both cities. If it was Florida vs. Missouri, though, it'd be a much more different story.
 

dbarch

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I will admit by bias first off...I'm a Florida naitive, and lived in the Orlando area long before the invasion by Uncle Walt and his little rodent friend.
If nothing else, the landscape and weather would be enough to make the decision for me. I need proximity to water, and there's a lake everywhere you turn in Orlando. I also am a warm-weather person, so Kansas City would be hard for me to take. Easy access to the beaches is also a big plus.
 

H

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Zoning Goddess said:
Florida heat vs. KC meat
Sounds like a good name for a movie ;) :6:


I went with the FLA heat, intown Orlando (Thorton Park) is a very cool area and there is a ton on new, condo/mixed use development going on and the places there draw a good crowd. And even though Orlando is not on the water, there is a ton of stuff to do with in an easy drive, parks (natural and theme), rivers, beaches, and on and on, so on the fun factor, I vote Orlando! :-D

Nothing against bbq. ;)
 

NHPlanner

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jenniplans said:
Well don't I look like a complete idiot? :cool: I didn't go digging in the archives - it was posted at the top of the forum and I assumed that it was a new thread, never bothering to look at the dates.
Also, Dan has since moved away from KC as well. ;)

Moderator note:

Poll closed....should have been a long time ago.
 
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