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Most Popular Spots in Kansas to Retire

By    |   Monday, 09 Nov 2015 07:50 PM

Known for its scenic prairie charm, friendly faces, and relaxed lifestyles, Kansas is a pretty desirable choice for those looking to make a move during the retirement years.

From bright city lights to rustic farm country, Kansas has a little bit of everything. Collected here are some popular choices for the best relocation spots in the Sunflower State.

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1. Lawrence
Differing from other areas of the state in a number of ways, Lawrence is home to the University of Kansas and is located in the eastern portion of Kansas. Aside from the hubbub of activity which takes place on the college campus, retirees relocating to Lawrence can rest assured that more amenities are only a short drive away in Kansas City. With its population now surpassing 80,000, Lawrence has experienced considerable growth. The affordable cost of living and the high availability of intellectual stimulation are appealing to those looking for a new place to call home.

2. Overland Park
Rated as No. 3 on a list of retirement towns by Bloomberg, Overland Park has a lot to offer for seniors looking to have it all in the golden years. Boasting major medical facilities and its nearby location to Kansas City, Overland Park has a population now exceeding 66,000 and is just large enough to offer the conveniences that many people look for in a relocation town.

3. Abilene
Home to the iconic Dwight D. Eisenhower, Abilene has a rich and vibrant history sure to delight newcomers and pique their curiosity for learning more. Abilene is a small city with a population of just of 6,500, according to the most recent census information. For those looking for a friendly, small-town feel in America's heartland, this Kansas town is an ideal choice to consider.

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4. Mission Hills
With the Kansas-Missouri line as its eastern border, Mission Hills is part of the metropolitan area of Kansas City and has a small population of slightly more than 3,000 people. A prominent community, Mission Hills boasts one of the highest median household incomes in the country. Coming in at No. 3 on a 2011 Forbes list of America's most affluent neighborhoods, Mission Hills has plenty of amenities to offer those looking to live in a bit of luxury during their retirement.

5. Emporia
A college town, Emporia is home to both Emporia State University and Flint Hills Technical College. According to recent census information, Emporia's population is now nearing 25,000 and the city has plenty to offer retirees in the way of recreation. With several parks and recreational centers as well as a zoo and an aquatic center, it is a great environment for people looking to relax during retirement. The city also hosts a public golf course just outside town.

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