This community is located in the heart of the scenic Flint Hills in northeast Kansas, with approximately 56,000 residents. It serves as a regional center for business, health care, education, entertainment, and communication. "The Little Apple®" is situated just off I-70, 125 miles west of Kansas City. From a business viewpoint, the community shows characteristics of an entrepreneurial spirit and is home to a very diverse list of high tech, scientific, and service related businesses. It is a leader in offering a broad array of civic, cultural, and recreational opportunities including classes for kids and adults. The citizens tend to represent a younger profile with a high level of education and professional skills. Among many art resources are private art galleries, professional artists, professional arts educators, and arts presenters. It contains an exciting downtown bar district, mall, zoo, and pool. There are great opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts including hiking trails, great camping and boating at the Tuttle Creek Reservoir, and scenic views of the amazing Flint Hills landscapes. The incredible quality of life offered hasn’t gone unnoticed in national rankings: One of the Top 10 Places to Retire (Money Magazine), No. 3 on a list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers (Forbes), One of the Top 50 College Towns in America (Best College Reviews), Top 10 Best Places to Retire Young (CNN Money), and Top 100 Places to Live in America (Livability). Come try a slice of "The Little Apple®" You won't be disappointed.
Business: Agriculture, Military Base, Academic
Housing: Below National Average
Nearest Metro: Kansas City (120 miles)
Community Population: 52281
Recreation: See Comments
Schools: public and private schools; universities