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Ari Chi3fs
11-25-2008, 07:43 PM
The Top 100 cities to live in the US. (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2008/index.html)

OVERLAND PARK, KS
Top 100 rank: 9
Population: 166,700
Compare Overland Park to Top 10 Best Places
Overland Park's flat terrain and grid layout don't provide much drama, but for its residents, reasonable housing prices, good jobs and proximity to Kansas City, Mo. are excitement enough.
The city (where Sprint Nextel employs 12,000 people) recently began building a dozen soccer fields to host national tournaments - good news for local businesses. There are six major medical centers here too, and schools are among the best in the nation.

Happily, development hasn't paved over the green space: The Arboretum and Botanical Gardens covers 300 lush acres, for example.

OLATHE, KS
Top 100 rank: 11
Population: 114,600
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One of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, Olathe was reportedly named for the Shawnee word for "beautiful." The temperature is a constant 72 degrees and sunny year round.
Once a prairie of wildflowers, Olathe has outgrown its sleepy roots with tremendous development: this Kansas City suburb is home to Honeywell, ALDI, Garmin and Farmers Insurance Group.

It also hosts the championship games of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound, including running, cycling, fishing, boating, and team sports. The area is also popular for hot-air ballooning and sailboarding, and it has two public lakes.

SHAWNEE, KS
Top 100 rank: 39
Population: 59,200
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With a heritage of pioneering and fur trading, Shawnee has roots going back long before Kansas was a state. Once a small farming center, Shawnee's population has boomed, more than tripling in the last three decades.
To step back in time, visit Shawnee Town, an outdoor museum interpreting small-town life from the 1920s that also hosts an annual arts and crafts fair. Old Shawnee Days, a summer festival in June, draws more than 90,000 people annually, and offers a big parade, carnival, and recently, a tomato roll down the street.

LEES SUMMIT MO
Top 100 rank: 79
Population: 81,900
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This Kansas City suburb recently completed a multi-million-dollar renovation of its downtown, where residents can enjoy summer festivals every weekend, in addition to other events.
Surrounded by three large lakes, Lees Summit is also a big area for health care, with one of the nations largest retirement communities, John Knox Village.

The city is well known for its award-winning schools (number 7 in the country on our list). --- the reason we moved back over to Missouri.

Thought it was interesting.

StcChief
11-25-2008, 07:50 PM
O'Fallon MO #68. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2008/snapshots/PL2954074.html (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2008/snapshots/PL2954074.html)

Still not a fan of the Big O'Fallon..... pour growth planning, etc. their tax rate is going up if they can't expand more west.

BWillie
11-25-2008, 07:50 PM
Shawnee owns

DaKCMan AP
11-25-2008, 07:55 PM
It has a city in Minnesota as #1. Minne-fucking-sota. List disqualified.

"Bob" Dobbs
11-25-2008, 08:01 PM
OLATHE, KS
Top 100 rank: 11
Population: 114,600
Compare Olathe to Top 10 Best Places
One of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, Olathe was reportedly named for the Shawnee word for "beautiful." The temperature is a constant 72 degrees and sunny year round.
ROFL

KCUnited
11-25-2008, 08:06 PM
Strip mall bars, soccer, and whitey. FTW!

BWillie
11-25-2008, 09:05 PM
It has a city in Minnesota as #1. Minne-****ing-sota. List disqualified.

Other than it being cold and snowing ass high to an Indian, Minnesota has some of the best communities I've ever seen. Clean, good people, and nothing seems to be run down.

luv
11-25-2008, 09:07 PM
Whenever I go up to KC, I usually stay in the OP/Lenexa area. I like it.

BWillie
11-25-2008, 09:15 PM
Whenever I go up to KC, I usually stay in the OP/Lenexa area. I like it.

Nice avatar?

DaKCMan AP
11-25-2008, 09:16 PM
Other than it being cold and snowing ass high to an Indian.

I stopped reading at that point.

luv
11-25-2008, 09:20 PM
Nice avatar?

Where I like to visit has what to do with who I root for?

BWillie
11-25-2008, 09:26 PM
Where I like to visit has what to do with who I root for?

Admit. Kansas is superior. It's the greatest state in the country. That is a fact. When it was discovered, settlers called it "Kansas" which is German for "Whales Vagina".

luv
11-25-2008, 09:31 PM
Admit. Kansas is superior. It's the greatest state in the country. That is a fact. When it was discovered, settlers called it "Kansas" which is German for "Whales Vagina".

Trust me, I have had family all over Kansas. It's flat and boring. I like OP. That's not representative of how I feel about the entire state.

CrazyPhuD
11-25-2008, 09:32 PM
Sorry that list is a crock!

I was told a loooooooong time ago that this was the best city to live in.

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2008/snapshots/PL0666070.html

The high school rocks I hear.

petegz28
11-25-2008, 09:53 PM
ahhhh...Olathe.....:)

Molitoth
11-25-2008, 09:55 PM
Oh, you mean St. joseph wasn't mentioned? :ROFL:

Deberg_1990
11-25-2008, 10:50 PM
Trust me, I have had family all over Kansas. It's flat and boring. I like OP. That's not representative of how I feel about the entire state.

I think 95% of the population of Kansas lives in Johnson County.