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    Question USA Kansas? Hows this place

    I will be relocating to Kansas? Anybody there can tell me how's the place with regard to employment opportunities? Is it an industrial area or remote?

    Is the weather good or always snowy?

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    Where at in Kansas? It's a decent sized state with a LOT of rural areas (IE not many jobs). But if you head to one of the larger spots - Kansas City, for instance - you should have no trouble finding a job somewhere.

    I haven't lived IN Kansas, but I lived about 30 minutes away for most of my life. They have BEAUTIFUL weather and they have NASTY weather. It all depends on what mother nature is doing that day.

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    Arkansas doesn't sound like a popular location in USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manjusha4serveradmin View Post
    Is the weather good or always snowy?
    Kansas is in an area that is subject to tornadoes at times, but it is not as likely to suffer an earthquake as the West Coast states. You can expect cold winters and hot summers with the full 4 seasons of weather patterns.

    Agriculture is prolly the leading industry in Kansas, but there are cities where high tech jobs can be found.

    Kansas is approximately in the center of the 48 contiguous US states, so there are data centers in Kansas that advertise that fact to web based businesses focused on US visitors.
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    Thanks for the info..

    I will get a free air ticket as well as the eligibility to stay there for any amount of time as they are sponsored by my husband's company.

    Was wondering whether I should remain in India where cost of living is less or move to the USA, I was afraid whether recession still affected the US economy and whether it would be hard to find a job.

    We are from India and will be moving to the USA for the first time.

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    I have an aunt and uncle in Topeka that love it! I have only ever driven through and stayed one night on my way to Arizona.

    They have told me good and bad about it. I thought the drive was beautiful when we passed through
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichelleH View Post
    I have an aunt and uncle in Topeka that love it! I have only ever driven through and stayed one night on my way to Arizona.

    They have told me good and bad about it. I thought the drive was beautiful when we passed through
    Then it's more like a countryside compared to a bustling city.

    I hate city life

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    Some areas are beautiful countryside and some are bustling cities. It's a big state. Compared to other parts of the us, I believe the cost of living in Kansas is fairly low.

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    I lived in The Kansas City Metro Area. There are always open careers here, As long as your in the Greater Kansas City Area. Elsewise, Its nothing. We get alot of weather, Subject to Large Hail, Tornadoes, Winds, Snow. Not so much earthquakes lol. Its a great place to live.

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    I see.

    Hows education there. If I happen to bring my two year old kid . Are there free government schools?

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    Public schools are free, aside from meals and supplies. (And there are programs to help you with those costs if necessary)

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    fine Thats good
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    If you are talking about the state Kansas, I am able to answer this since my whole family lives there.

    Kansas is somewhat in the middle of nowhere surrounded by a couple mid-size cities such as Manhattan and I believe Topeka. I would call it sort of like farm land.

    It is not built up as much as Arizona, Texas etc however it is built up more than a lot of other states in the USA. Id say it is in between.

    The weather there is horrible especially in the winters. You have to stay in your house like 7months out of the year where as with Arizona you can be out the whole year.

    Hope you enjoy Kansas

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    I thought I will never touch snow in my life. I live in a very hit place.
    My dreams will come true in the Kansas. Will have a good time playing with snow.

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    LOL, You wont enjoy the snow here. We get ALOT! There are public school and assisting.

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    Oops so snow should be a natural calamity there!


    Anywhere cool is apt for me.

    Its very hot like a furnace in India

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    Hello Manjusha,

    I think you live in Bangalore right now and your husband is working for CTS or IBM or Infosys. Don't worry. You can manage well in the US. I have seen many people like you relocated to the US and are satisfied and happy with the husbands job(IBM).

    I have seen most of the people from here living in NJ (Mostly in Edison).

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    Hi Praveen

    there r lots n lots of people like that flowing to the USA

    His company is spread all over the USA, but unfortunately our pick was to the Kansas

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    Kansas City is fun! It can be really hot in the summer and really cold in the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom Active View Post
    The weather there is horrible especially in the winters. You have to stay in your house like 7months out of the year where as with Arizona you can be out the whole year.
    Horrible? Stay in your house? You southern cream puffs can't take the cold

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    This link gives all sorts of data about the state:

    http://www.city-data.com/city/Kansas.html

    Click on a city to get detailed demographic like income, education, race, age, etc.

    You can use http://maps.google.com and do a "Street View" to drive around the area you and your husband are looking at. Gives you can idea of how many people live in the area, things like that.
    If you have to operate your company behind the scenes or under a fake name, maybe it's time to leave the industry and start something fresh.

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    Kansas is alright -if you want to farm taters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike V View Post
    This link gives all sorts of data about the state:

    http://www.city-data.com/city/Kansas.html

    Click on a city to get detailed demographic like income, education, race, age, etc.

    You can use http://maps.google.com and do a "Street View" to drive around the area you and your husband are looking at. Gives you can idea of how many people live in the area, things like that.
    Nice Link! Got a good idea thru the link
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manjusha4serveradmin View Post
    I will be relocating to Kansas? Anybody there can tell me how's the place with regard to employment opportunities? Is it an industrial area or remote?

    Is the weather good or always snowy?
    I live in Kansas City, MO and drive 30 mintues every day to my other office which is located in KCK, Kansas. I've lived here for alittle over 16 years. Kansas however does get alot of Twisters around Olathe, and Lawerance. So might want to make sure the house or appt. You get has been checked for safety within the last 2 years min.

    Job Wise: Depends on what your looking for. Computer type jobs are located up and down 470-E through State-Line and Kansas. The most high tech jobs are there. You can take I-70 from Downtown Kansas City, and hit the Medical Zones. The colleges, and more on the scene of Doctor officers and what not going down that way.

    Best of luck, Missouri and Kansas does have its good moments in the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linux_Kid_87 View Post
    I live in Kansas City, MO and drive 30 mintues every day to my other office which is located in KCK, Kansas. I've lived here for alittle over 16 years. Kansas however does get alot of Twisters around Olathe, and Lawerance. So might want to make sure the house or appt. You get has been checked for safety within the last 2 years min.

    Job Wise: Depends on what your looking for. Computer type jobs are located up and down 470-E through State-Line and Kansas. The most high tech jobs are there. You can take I-70 from Downtown Kansas City, and hit the Medical Zones. The colleges, and more on the scene of Doctor officers and what not going down that way.

    Best of luck, Missouri and Kansas does have its good moments in the year.

    Thank you linux kid

    Appartment won't be a problem for us as they will be supplied by my hubby's company and they will somehow get us started.

    Weather looks abit strange there in Kansas. Happy to know u r from Kansas n jobs can be found !
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