I absolutely love living in Arkansas City, Kansas and can't imagine calling anyplace else home! I have lived here for the last 15 years and have not regretted a minute of my time spent here.
The people here are really great, friendly, helpful and down to earth. It really gives a great neighborly feeling when you know that you can count on the people that live next door and completely trust them. That's not something you would generally be able to find in a larger city!
The cost of living here is really reasonable too. I believe it might even be the best in the entire state. There are plenty of jobs available which is a good thing in keeping the unemployment rate at bay. Another thing that I am really happy with is the school district and the teachers that make it happen!
I love spending a weekend afternoon downtown with my friends exploring the different types of shops they have. It's really great!