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Apartment Living in Kansas
When looking for an apartment in Kansas, you might find it difficult to stay focused as you explore the many attractions that this "Sunflower State" has to offer. Known for its tallgrass prairies, American bison, ancient dinosaur bones, countless museums and old west, Kansas encourages you to escape to the past via one of its nine scenic byways, two of which, Flint Hills and Wetlands and Wildlife, are National Scenic Byways.
With a population of more than 2.5 million, Kansas is best known as the "American Heartland". 90 percent of Kansas is devoted to agriculture and wheat production with approximately 10 million bushels of wheat being harvested yearly along with sorghum (milo), hay, corn and potatoes. The state's economy is about 90 percent of the national average with housing costs 13 percent lower than the average of other states across the nation.
While Kansas' byways tell a fascinating history of the state's pioneer, farming, and aviation, you'll want to focus your apartment search in the state's larger cities of Wichita, Topeka and Lawrence.
As the largest city in Kansas, Wichita, with its 350,000 house and apartment inhabitants, is the economic focal point for the state. It is known as the "Air Capital" because it houses quite a few aircraft manufacturers like Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna and Raytheon. Like most Kansas cities, Wichita has a nice selection of apartments, schools and entertainment attractions for the entire family to enjoy. Like many cities across the nation, the downtown is seeing a rebirth and is attracting newcomers and apartment dwellers to the area with its eclectic restaurants, nightclubs, stylish apartments and unique stores. Depending on your budget, apartments range from $400 to $800 per month.
Kansas City Apartments
Kansas City is the second largest city in the state and is often abbreviated as "KCK". Also referred to as the "Heart of America", this city is within 250 miles of the center of the United States. Manufacturers like Chevrolet Malibu and Saturn Aura are mixed within the city's notable and distinctive buildings. There's a nice selection of apartments to choose from in the Kansas City area and its surrounding suburbs like Overland Park.s
The state capital is the third largest city in the state. The State of Kansas is this city's largest employer with a workforce of 8,400 people. Besides government, health care and transportation this city thrives on major employers like Goodyear, Payless ShoeSource, and Hill's Pet Nutrition. Apartments in this friendly community are equivalent to Wichita's price ranges.
Also worth mentioning is the sixth largest city in the state, Lawrence. Home to the beautiful campus of Kansas University, this college town is a key target for apartment renters. Near historic Mount Oread, this campus is said to be one of the prettiest in America. Students and faculty make up a good part of the city's residents and apartment leaseholders. This urbane and cool community makes Lawrence an interesting place to plant roots. Prices for apartments are attractive, starting as low as $300 per unit.