Home to some 127,000 proud residents, Topeka is a city rich in history, culture, resources, and manpower. The city is named for the Kansa Tribe word that means "to dig out good potatoes." But aside from good potatoes, Topeka is also the perfect place to live and raise a family. When you think of Topeka, think of great shopping, dining, and recreation options. The city also has a warm and friendly community of culturally diverse people who reach out and connect with one another through art, live music, and other all-inclusive and fun cultural activities.
Topeka is home to a variety of rich museums, including the renowned Topeka History Museum. It also has a number of art galleries that showcase artifacts from the city's glorious past, as well as priceless works of art by local and international artists. If you happen to visit Topeka, be sure to take part in their Friday Art Walk, which invites hundreds of art lovers to meet and mingle with their favorite artists and buy artwork. The Topeka Zoo and the Kansas Children's Discovery Center are some child friendly entertainment venues also located here.
When it comes to the all-important need for education, Topeka boasts no less than five top-level university colleges within the city, and dozens of other institutions of higher learning nearby. The city's public schools are also among the best in the entire region.
Along with great art and education, Topeka is also endowed with wonderful weather, breathtakingly beautiful scenery, and a vibrant business district. The city is home to the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and serves as a regional fiber optics center. Its abundance of colleges and institutions of academic excellence also make it easy for citizens to find work. Add to that Topeka'as close proximity to major highways and efficient bus, rail and air services, and you have the perfect place to call home.
As for recreation, Topeka lays claim to hundreds of acres of recreation parks and open spaces, including the spellbinding Cedars Crest property, which is home to the Governor's Mansion. The park, which features nature trails and picnic grounds, is open to the public year-round.
Topeka also enjoys a low crime rate compared to peer cities, has a clean, quiet environment, and is devoid of the congestion and noise pollution synonymous with much larger cities. These and other factors contribute to a much higher quality of life for Topekans. The city boasts some wonderful neighborhoods with beautifully-designed and spacious family homes, along with studio apartments designed to suit the single lifestyle and budget. Most of the homes in Topeka are relatively new and very affordable; please visit www.newhomesource.com to see a comprehensive list of available properties.