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Marty Mac Ver 2.0
02-16-2010, 09:28 PM
I think I would like to move back to KC and raise my kids there. Education system in Arizona is a fracking joke. Same for politics out here as well. Weather is nice but there are just some things more important than sunny conditions year round. Without any smart-ass jokes what is the job market and housing market like in KC? ;)

KC Jones
02-16-2010, 09:34 PM
You better be moving to the Kansas side or you will find out what's worse than a joke of an education system.

DaneMcCloud
02-16-2010, 11:03 PM
I think I would like to move back to KC and raise my kids there. Education system in Arizona is a fracking joke. Same for politics out here as well. Weather is nice but there are just some things more important than sunny conditions year round. Without any smart-ass jokes what is the job market and housing market like in KC? ;)

Public school systems are sucking just about everywhere.

Stay put and go private.

SNR
02-16-2010, 11:09 PM
I hear there's good money to be made down by the docks...

Bi_polar
02-16-2010, 11:25 PM
You better be moving to the Kansas side or you will find out what's worse than a joke of an education system.

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Bi_polar
02-16-2010, 11:27 PM
If I were 'FORCED' to move back to KC, i'd probably just go ahead and sell drugs.

Bearcat
02-16-2010, 11:36 PM
Seriously though, if you're looking IT, it seems to be opening up a bit more... not sure how much better/worse than it is compared to the rest of the country though. There are obviously still a lot of applicants out there, but I've at least seen more jobs posted in the past few months.

It's a buyer's market for housing just about everywhere, right?

As far as school, the MO side isn't bad if you go north to like Park Hill, and I'm sure Lee's Summit and Blue Springs are good districts.

Extra Point
02-16-2010, 11:48 PM
Public school systems are sucking just about everywhere.

Stay put and go private.

This, with some conditions.

wutamess
02-17-2010, 10:56 AM
As far as school, the MO side isn't bad if you go north to like Park Hill, and I'm sure Lee's Summit and Blue Springs are good districts.


The minorities are bring those down... give it 10 years and it'll be Grandview East. Keeping it real.

You trying to get back while I'm trying to get out. I guess everywhere is the same... Same shit. Different toilet.

Is it only the SD's that encouraged you to come back?

kepp
02-17-2010, 11:03 AM
You better be moving to the Kansas side or you will find out what's worse than a joke of an education system.

:rolleyes: - You're talking about the KCMO district. There are plenty of good schools on the MO side.

Fish
02-17-2010, 11:05 AM
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Bearcat
02-17-2010, 11:09 AM
The grass is always greener... especially when your grass is, well, sand.

BigRedChief
02-17-2010, 11:21 AM
Public school systems are sucking just about everywhere.

Stay put and go private.
uhhhh Lee's Summit has the 7th highest rated school system in the USA according to Money magazine.

eazyb81
02-17-2010, 11:24 AM
Seriously though, if you're looking IT, it seems to be opening up a bit more... not sure how much better/worse than it is compared to the rest of the country though. There are obviously still a lot of applicants out there, but I've at least seen more jobs posted in the past few months.

It's a buyer's market for housing just about everywhere, right?

As far as school, the MO side isn't bad if you go north to like Park Hill, and I'm sure Lee's Summit and Blue Springs are good districts.

Actually I've heard Park Hill is pretty terrible now. That Barry Road/I-29 area overall has taken a bit of a hit the last decade in my eyes.

kc rush
02-17-2010, 11:26 AM
Just move to Olathe, that way you have the good schools and good weather.

BigRedChief
02-17-2010, 11:29 AM
uhhhh Lee's Summit has the 7th highest rated school system in the USA according to Money magazine.
Also business week rated it the best palce to raise your kids:
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/08/11/1110_best_places_for_kids/26.htm

wutamess
02-17-2010, 11:30 AM
uhhhh Lee's Summit has the 7th highest rated school system in the USA according to Money magazine.

Hate to burst your bubble but the minorities are bringing test scores down. It's becoming a problem and I see this turning into Grandview East within the decade.
Also, I think there's legislation in the works that's somehow allowing kids form other failing districts to attend other schools in other districts.

BigRedChief
02-17-2010, 11:40 AM
Hate to burst your bubble but the minorities are bringing test scores down. It's becoming a problem and I see this turning into Grandview East within the decade.
Also, I think there's legislation in the works that's somehow allowing kids form other failing districts to attend other schools in other districts.maybe, but its not now. right now its one of the best in the nation. One of the best school districts in the nation is going to attract a lot people that want in on the education.

My son's graduating class will have 94.6% of all 1400+ students attend college. Some have academic scholorships to West Point, Harvard, Oxford, Stanford etc. No complaints from me.

wutamess
02-17-2010, 11:46 AM
maybe, but its not now. right now its one of the best in the nation. One of the best school districts in the nation is going to attract a lot people that want in on the education.

My son's graduating class will have 94.6% of all 1400+ students attend college. Some have academic scholorships to West Point, Harvard, Oxford, Stanford etc. No complaints from me.

Great points.

SDChiefs
02-17-2010, 11:47 AM
Anythings better than AZ in my opinion. I would do it.

Bearcat
02-17-2010, 11:53 AM
Actually I've heard Park Hill is pretty terrible now. That Barry Road/I-29 area overall has taken a bit of a hit the last decade in my eyes.

Interesting... it's been 12 years since I graduated from there, just before the district split between PHHS and Park Hill South. I wouldn't be all that surprised though, because we had our share of problems, and I wouldn't have called it a great school when I was there.

phisherman
02-17-2010, 11:53 AM
Hate to burst your bubble but the minorities are bringing test scores down. It's becoming a problem and I see this turning into Grandview East within the decade.
Also, I think there's legislation in the works that's somehow allowing kids form other failing districts to attend other schools in other districts.

no, Raytown is going to be Grandview east sir.

Bearcat
02-17-2010, 12:09 PM
I grew up in da hood... 91st and James A Reed. It was quite the culture shock going from Ervin Jr High in the Hickman Mills district to Lakeview Middle School in Park Hill.

excessive
02-17-2010, 12:13 PM
"Actually I've heard Park Hill is pretty terrible now. That Barry Road/I-29 area overall has taken a bit of a hit the last decade in my eyes."

I disagree. We moved into the district 2 1/2 years ago just for the schools, and it's been great. My son will start high school next year, so we'll see then if it holds up.

As for the overall area, it's become a traffic nightmare and is a major pain in the ass with Zona Rosa, but I don't see it reflected in the neighborhood yet. Yeah, there's been some minorities move in, but there's still no swimming pools in the driveways, so all's good so far.

wutamess
02-17-2010, 12:14 PM
I grew up in da hood... 91st and James A Reed. It was quite the culture shock going from Ervin Jr High in the Hickman Mills district to Lakeview Middle School in Park Hill.

That wasn't the hood. (depending on when you grew up). That's my old area... We moved out that way coming from the "real hood" (31st & cypress) in the mid 80's. I was one of 3 black people in my entire 6th grade class at Dobbs.

wutamess
02-17-2010, 12:15 PM
no, Raytown is going to be Grandview east sir.

Yup... it's headed there. Just as the rest of the school districts.

BigRedChief
02-17-2010, 12:21 PM
That wasn't the hood. (depending on when you grew up). That's my old area... We moved out that way coming from the "real hood" (31st & cypress) in the mid 80's. I was one of 3 black people in my entire 6th grade class at Dobbs.I spent 10 years of my life at 87th and Blue ridge. I thought it was a good neighboorhood. But, it started going downhill and we had to pack it up and move to Lees Summit.

Bearcat
02-17-2010, 12:29 PM
That wasn't the hood. (depending on when you grew up). That's my old area... We moved out that way coming from the "real hood" (31st & cypress) in the mid 80's. I was one of 3 black people in my entire 6th grade class at Dobbs.

I know, bad joke.... it's like when people here call downtown dangerous. I wasn't close to being in the minority there, yet there was still a pretty big difference from the Northland... and not so much black/white, but reports at Ervin of kids getting their arms broken while being thrown into lockers and what not, which was unheard of in the PH district at the time (well, middle school, anyway). I started kindergarten at Dobbs in '85.... I think the principal was Virginia Brown? She was roughly 174 years old.

Bearcat
02-17-2010, 12:31 PM
I spent 10 years of my life at 87th and Blue ridge. I thought it was a good neighboorhood. But, it started going downhill and we had to pack it up and move to Lees Summit.

That's how my parents viewed it, and I've since met several people from way back then who said they did the same... most of them either went north or to Lee's Summit.

wutamess
02-17-2010, 12:35 PM
I spent 10 years of my life at 87th and Blue ridge. I thought it was a good neighboorhood. But, it started going downhill and we had to pack it up and move to Lees Summit.

Yeah, I know where you lived... I lived right around the corner from you (90th & Laurel down by Elm). Neighborhood had one other black kid in it now it's gone to shit really quick.

wutamess
02-17-2010, 12:36 PM
I know, bad joke.... it's like when people here call downtown dangerous. I wasn't close to being in the minority there, yet there was still a pretty big difference from the Northland... and not so much black/white, but reports at Ervin of kids getting their arms broken while being thrown into lockers and what not, which was unheard of in the PH district at the time (well, middle school, anyway). I started kindergarten at Dobbs in '85.... I think the principal was Virginia Brown? She was roughly 174 years old.

Yeah... that brown ass wig. Mr. Bonoit ( I think that's his name) later became principle. (Bald with beard) Mr Anderson was my 6th grade teacher.

Chieftain58
02-17-2010, 12:37 PM
I just moved back from AZ to Kansas and am very happy, found a good paying job in a week(with total benefits) been working at it now for 5-6 months and absolutely love it..... My son hated school out there and is glad to be back here!

Inspector
02-17-2010, 01:06 PM
I spent 10 years of my life at 87th and Blue ridge. I thought it was a good neighboorhood. But, it started going downhill and we had to pack it up and move to Lees Summit.

My old stompin grounds. My first job was at the Milgrams (used to be Reiders) at Loma Vista shopping center. I grew up on about 60 acres west of I-435 on 87th. Of course this is before there was an I-435 there. That area has really changed. I remember when Dobbs was being built as well as all the homes between 87th and 95th, from Blue Ridge to James A. Reed.

Ah, memories.

Inspector
02-17-2010, 01:08 PM
I know, bad joke.... it's like when people here call downtown dangerous. I wasn't close to being in the minority there, yet there was still a pretty big difference from the Northland... and not so much black/white, but reports at Ervin of kids getting their arms broken while being thrown into lockers and what not, which was unheard of in the PH district at the time (well, middle school, anyway). I started kindergarten at Dobbs in '85.... I think the principal was Virginia Brown? She was roughly 174 years old.


JFC!!!! Virginia Brown was still the principle??? Good grief, yeah she has to be AT LEAST 174 if she's a day. Wow.....she was there in the early - mid 60's.

Inspector
02-17-2010, 01:13 PM
Yeah... that brown ass wig. Mr. Bonoit ( I think that's his name) later became principle. (Bald with beard) Mr Anderson was my 6th grade teacher.

I bet I know who that is. A buddy of mine started teaching at Ruskin then Hickman in about 72 or 73 - somewhere around there. Taught Biology and science classes. He was fresh out of college and yeah, was starting to go bald. I thought he spelled his name "Benyo" but he may have done that so it would be pronounced correctly.

This thread is nostaligic.

blaise
02-17-2010, 01:18 PM
I live in Plano, TX now but we lived in Olathe before that. I think the housing market is very reasonable in Olathe, and I think the schools are excellent. I've lived in D.C., upstate NY, Atlanta, Northern Virginia, Central PA, Houston, and now the Dallas area, and I think without a doubt Johnson County is the best place to raise a family.

Chiefs Pantalones
02-17-2010, 01:30 PM
Arizona is hella expensive. My fiancee' and I live in Flagstaff and it's absurd. We plan on moving to Colorado after she graduates from nursing school, but I have a good job here that pays well but we wanna be in the middle so it's close to both of our families.

Before I moved out here I have never seen and met so many indians in my life, coming from Missouri. Just like whites and blacks, some are rude, some aren't. I'm so used to just whites and blacks it's a culture shock lol. I never came in contact with people with last names such as (I promise, I'm not kidding)...

Cowboy
Greymountain
Longacre
Manygoats

And that's just a few lol. Where I'm from, I'm not used to it. It's kind of uncomfortable.

Sandyskc
02-17-2010, 01:46 PM
Lots of houses for sale in my area, 5 within 2 blocks. I suspect they are fairly open to offers. Lee's Summit but Blue Springs School District.

kc rush
02-17-2010, 01:59 PM
My old stompin grounds. My first job was at the Milgrams (used to be Reiders) at Loma Vista shopping center. I grew up on about 60 acres west of I-435 on 87th. Of course this is before there was an I-435 there. That area has really changed. I remember when Dobbs was being built as well as all the homes between 87th and 95th, from Blue Ridge to James A. Reed.

Ah, memories.

My stomping grounds as well. I went to O'Hara HS, so all of my friends lived in that area. I lived by the Clark Ketterman baseball fields, just barely out of the Ruskin area.

Bearcat
02-17-2010, 03:19 PM
JFC!!!! Virginia Brown was still the principle??? Good grief, yeah she has to be AT LEAST 174 if she's a day. Wow.....she was there in the early - mid 60's.

LMAO


This thread does bring back memories... I lived behind O'Hara, within walking distance of Dobbs, Broadview Christian Church, Robandee... Went to Annie's Santa Fe in Bannister Mall quite a bit with my parents...

kchero
02-17-2010, 04:33 PM
LMAO


This thread does bring back memories... I lived behind O'Hara, within walking distance of Dobbs, Broadview Christian Church, Robandee... Went to Annie's Santa Fe in Bannister Mall quite a bit with my parents...

I grew up around that area too (Behind Truman Elementary, in that area between Bannister Road and East 99th St. along James A. Reed). I am only 26 and live out in Raytown now and there is no way I would go to Hickman High again (graduated in 2001)....joke of a High School and from the sound of it a soon to be canned high school.

I agree with wutamess saying that Raytown is next on the chopping blocks.

kchero
02-17-2010, 04:34 PM
LMAO


This thread does bring back memories... I lived behind O'Hara, within walking distance of Dobbs, Broadview Christian Church, Robandee... Went to Annie's Santa Fe in Bannister Mall quite a bit with my parents...

Robandee is all but dead now, no grocery store just your share of middle east shops there now.