Born and raised in Kansas City, I think it’s a fine place to live. And being transferred there is not like being sent to Siberia. The city has a rich cultural life: opera house, world-class art museum, two medical schools and two universities, the University of Missouri at Kansas City and Rockhurst University, among others. It also has a large and attractive residential district offering houses at a fraction of the cost of those in the Washington area. And, for the sports-minded, every major American sport is represented. Unemployment is low. Spouses may find interesting, well-paid jobs.