In a rare act of cooperation a St. Louis based real estate agent and I (a Kansas City based real estate agent) are working together. Matt has referred to me a gentleman looking to buy a house in the Kansas City area because his son will be going to dental school up at the University of Missouri Kansas City for the next three years. Regular readers here of BBQ Capital: Kansas City Real Estate & Investing know that this is one of my favorite ways to own an investment property.
Anyhow, the gentleman is coming in tonight so that we can look at a couple two or three possible houses for sale for him to choose from. I’m hoping he’ll see the wisdom of the Red Bridge area for his particular needs. But back to the purpose of this post. Can Kansas City & St. Louis really get along? Let’s look back at some of the ways the two cities have had issues.
- When money is needed for stadiums Jefferson City gives St. Louis partial funding (some of that Kansas City area taxpayer money) and Kansas City is rejected and has to raise all their funding from it’s citizens.
- When money is needed to keep the bus systems running in both cities St. Louis gets several million while Kansas City is told there is no more money.
- St. Louis gets a really cool arch built by the federal government. Kansas City, well, no arch.
So as you can see St. Louis usually gets the better of things and native Kansas City Missourians have what you might call deep seeded reservations about the city to the east. Of course, me being from Kansas, I think it’s all really pretty funny. So in the end, that’s probably why Matt and I can get along.
But oh, did I forget to mention the 1985 World Series? Kansas City got the better of that one, didn’t we. Even came back from 3 games to one. Ha!