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Topeka & Shawnee County has been touted as a great place for people in all walks of life, whether you’re beginning your career, starting a family or enjoying your golden years. As a mid-sized city, our residences can enjoy big-city amenities while also being able to take advantage of the easy accessibility and quaint comforts of a smaller city. 

In addition to a cost of living that’s 8% to 10% below average, you’ll find quality neighborhood schools, housing of all types and price ranges, leading medical centers that serve all of northeast Kansas, historic, educational and fun attractions, sidewalks in most neighborhoods, easy access to parks and trails throughout Shawnee County, civic organizations for every interest and myriad arts and culture activities.


Creating a home that’s everything you’ve dreamed about is well within your reach in Topeka. The city’s housing market prices below the national average and there’s plenty of well-established neighborhoods featuring adorable, yet affordable houses.

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The Topeka community hosts a lineup of activities and amenities that make family life memorable and fun. From the world famous Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center to the award winning Lake Shawnee and international recognized museums. Topeka has something for everybody.

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Shawnee County is home to three leading hospitals in northeast Kansas. Stormont-Vail Health, University of Kansas Health Systems – Saint Francis and the Colmery O’Neill Veterans Hospital provide area residents with leading medical care. Capper Foundation, TARC, and Valeo Behavioral Health Care also call Topeka home!

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Topeka & Shawnee County is home to some of the top public and private school systems in the state. Upon graduation, area students can stay close to home with Washburn University, University of Kansas, Washburn Institute of Technology, Kansas State University, and Emporia State University, all within 60 minutes of the Capitol City.

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