As someone who moved to KC from North Carolina:
There's plenty to do and see in KC. I haven't been to the arts district yet, but they have the WWI memorial, Nelson-Atkins Museum, and plenty of other venues going on each month. Maker Faire is my fav so far.
I like the barbecue in KC, but it's more about the sauce and less how you cook it. Smoking Gun and Smokehouse BBQ are my places of choice. It's not worth standing in line for Oklahoma Joes.
Royals and Chiefs are bad, but the Carolina Panthers are bad...easy transition. And North Carolina doesn't have an MLB team. The games are fun anyway.
Boulevard Wheat. I'm hooked on it.
The traffic is a breeze compared to Charlotte, NC where I lived last. Most drivers are ok, however I don't think everyone here understands what yield means
And yet...Google Fiber hasn't reached me yet. In the North Kansas City area.