January 8th, 2019 5:37 PM by AJ Gentry
Being a Colts fan since my college days at IU and becoming a KC fan after having moved here in 2004 this makes for an exhilarating time for both cities and me. Fortunate for me, I have lived in Indy and KC and have watched both Cities embrace and celebrate their teams. Both cities create a social environment around their teams for their people that encourages conversations, healthy competition and badgering, and support of the team colors from red or blue Friday to city landscape lights.
Indy and KC are similar in so many ways. Cost of living is affordable, the Urban boom and growth in the downtown economies is creating a draw to the urban areas, to the suburbs and the rise in multi-use properties so you can live, work and entertain in the same space. Indy has the renowned Children's Museum and the Indy 500 Speedway and KC has Union Station and Kaufmann Center. They have St Elmo's Steakhouse and we have Joe's KC. They have Broadripple and we have Country Club Plaza and Westport. Both cities have art and culture, diverse populations, dive bars, local talent and music, zoo's , walking trails, and dog parks. You can easily get around in both cities and you will find that both cities and its people will welcome you . I am proud to have called Indianapolis my home and I look forward to visiting every year. And I am equally as proud of KC. It has been fun to be a part of all of the changes this city and metro areas have made since I moved here. Both places are home. Both places are worthy of putting your roots down. You won't be disappointed calling either of these your home. We all have visited cities that don't give us the warm and fuzzy. KC and Indy have worked hard not to be those cities. It is fun to see them in the spotlight of the playoffs. They are beautiful places with a lot to offer. So here's to watching a good game this weekend. I would be happy with either team in the Superbowl, but if I do have a preference; I am all about our Kansas City Chiefs. GO CHIEFS.
~ Kristin Mudgett, REALTOR, Kristin@UrbanKCLiving.com