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29 Reasons You'd Never Live Anywhere Besides Kansas City

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Anyone from the Midwest will tell you that it’s a wonderful place to live, but every region of the Midwest has its own flair and its own loyal residents.  From the Twin Cities to St. Louis, from Cleveland to Omaha and everywhere in between, you’ll find no shortage of people who are more than willing to tell you why their city is the best city ever.

However, if you’re from Kansas City, you know you don’t need to try and convince anybody.  There’s no place in the world quite like K.C.  For all these reasons and more, you’d never want to live anywhere else.  Ever.

  1. It’s the perfect mix of small-town and urban awesomeness.
  2. Kansas Citians are proud of their sports teams, no matter how bad the season goes.
  3. How about those Royals, though?
  4. The weather always keeps you on your toes.
  5. No matter how hot it is, you’ll always see packed stands at The K, and packed streets on First Fridays.
  6. The cost of living here really isn’t that bad.
  7. Everyone just accepts the weirdness of having two Kansas Cities, one in Kansas and one in Missouri.
  8. It really just adds character.
  9. The constant road construction forces you to develop superhuman patience.
  10. Boulevard Brewery. Enough said.
  11. There’s no shortage of incredible barbecue to stuff in your face.
  12. Trashing someone’s favorite barbecue spot is tantamount to a declaration of war.
  13. Westport is just “hipster” enough.
  14. And it’s still better than P&L.
  15. The Plaza is nice too, because bougie people need to feel special.
  16. We have a Nebraska Furniture Mart and an Ikea now.
  17. You’ll never smell anything as wonderful as the parking lot at Arrowhead before a game.
  18. Speaking of sports, the local college rivalries are pretty intense.
  19. The art scene is legit.
  20. And Kansas City Zoo is a lot of fun, even if you’re no longer a kid.
  21. The people are just so nice.
  22. In Kansas City, you can enter a bar filled with complete strangers and make friends with all of them.
  23. Who doesn’t like listening to Rocket and Teresa during their morning commute?
  24. For the most part, traffic isn’t that bad, either.
  25. We’re treated to some pretty sick thunderstorms during spring and summer.
  26. Which is probably why everyone is so cavalier about the threat of tornadoes…
  27. Still, it’s cool to tell far-away relatives that you live in Tornado Alley.
  28. At this point, the constant Wizard of Oz references are almost endearing.
  29. At least, they’re a small price to pay for getting to live somewhere so terrific.

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