Living in Kansas

Live, work and play in the heart of America

Kansas isn’t for everyone…

It is for the young executive looking for opportunity for professional growth, vibrant urban life…

It is for the young families that want both educational and social opportunities like youth baseball, soccer, football, gymnastics, cultural arts, camps…

It is for the outdoors enthusiast who enjoys camping, hiking, boating, sailing, fishing, hunting…

It is for those that want to actively participate in competitive and non-competitive sports like golf, tennis, soccer, baseball, basketball…

It is for the empty nester who wants to stay actively involved in their community thru dining, theatre, civic organizations, volunteering…

It is for the business that wants to partner with their state and community to grow to their fullest potential and capacity…

Low cost of living

86.5%

The cost of living in Kansas is 13.5% less than the national average (C2ER 2020)

6.5%

state sales tax

5.7%

top individual income tax rate

Kansas is home to the world’s best barbeque…no contest!

Quality educational opportunities

#15

ranked state for K-12 education (US News 2020)

14:1

student-teacher ratio (IPSR 2019)

90.7%

of residents with a high school diploma or higher

#13

ranked state for higher education (US News 2020)

40

public universities and colleges

Endless career opportunities

Kansas is home to a vibrant community of individuals with diverse interests, and opportunities exist for everyone to find a career they enjoy and that provides a comfortable way of life. Whether you prefer to work with your hands in a skilled trade, go to work in a local business or corporate headquarters or do your own thing and start your own business, Kansas is ripe with opportunity and ready to welcome you.

19-minute

average commute time

225

Kansas average of 225 sunny days a year (NOAA Climate Comparison 2019)

8th

Kansas Ranks 8th nationwide for friendliest state (Big 7 Travel 2019)

Leawood, Topeka and Wichita ranked in Wallethub’s 2020 list of Top Cities to Live

An abundance of outdoor adventure

In a nation of natural treasures, Kansas’ 26 state parks shine like diamonds. Bike or hike hundreds of miles of trails. Catch a record blue catfish in our lakes and rivers. Or, just enjoy the beach with your family on a beautiful Kansas summer day.

Amazing sports experiences

We love our sports and support our teams. Whether you’re cheering on your kid’s softball or flag football teams, chanting “Rock Chalk Jayhawk” in the birthplace of basketball or kickin’ it at a Kansas City Sporting soccer game, you’ll be in good company with some of the best sports fans in the nation.

The opportunities to live, work and play offered in the heart of America are second to none.

Come home to Kansas.

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