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Places With The Best Housing In Kansas 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score71
  • Garden City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,916
67
  • Bonner Springs, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,567
81
  • Mission, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,490
86
  • Roeland Park, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,816
73
  • Merriam, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,248
  • I’ve lived in Merriam for about 4 years now and to keep it short and sweet (or tldr for the huge paragraph i’m about to write) it’s tremendously boring. The only people who would legitimately want to…[read more]
90
  • Prairie Village, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,824
  • Mad by you, a wanker that ony lie.Mad by you, a wanker that ony lie.Mad by you, a wanker that ony lie.Mad by you, a wanker that ony lie.Mad by you, a wanker that ony lie.Mad by you, a wanker that ony…[read more]
66
  • Liberal, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,709
  • If you're planning a visit to Liberal soon, you'll have no shortage of fun things to do and see. There are also several activities that are designed for entire families, so you can bring the kids along…[read more]
80
  • Lenexa, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,206
  • I've lived in Indianapolis, ID where I was born and raised for 34 years and lived in Lenexa, KS for almost 8 years since 2012, and I'm confident in saying I'll never ever live here again. One problem…[read more]
82
  • Overland Park, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 183,775
  • Top schools, great restaurants and hotels. Affordable cost of living. Affordable housing. Friendly people. Close to prestigious museums in KC. MO. Great night life in KC.…[read more]
85
  • Olathe, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 132,787
  • I was excited about my trip to Olathe due to the fact that I love the outdoors, so Passport To Adventure was a great experience for me. For those not familiar with Passport To Adventure, it is a neat way…[read more]
63
  • Iola, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,560
74
  • Leavenworth, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,948
  • I love visiting the city of Leavenworth, Kansas. The city has a small town feel, but this city is not to far from access of the busy city. Simply put, its a great city. The families range from young to…[read more]
84
  • Shawnee, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,444
  • When someone hears "Kansas," they think of the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, and tornadoes. It can't be farther from the truth! I lived in Shawnee, Kansas for five years. Located in the heart of Johnson County,…[read more]
65
  • Arkansas City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,198
  • This is a very small town with incompetent city officials. Very bad housing whether buying or renting. The housing and streets are bad. It has the old depression brick roads throughout the city; but they…[read more]
61
  • Great Bend, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,741
  • Located in the Central Kansas plains, Great Bend is the epitome of a small Midwestern town. I love living in Great Bend, Kansas because of the unmatched sense of community spirit. This close-knit town…[read more]
75
  • Gardner, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,667
  • I'm living in Gardner, KS, which is located approximately 30 to 45 minutes outside of Kansas City. I feel like I'm living in the perfect blend of small town meets big city. The people here are extremely…[read more]
61
  • Chanute, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,216
  • First I will say, I don't' know where the numbers were calculated from to come up with the initial index for the cities, but as far as Chanute, Kansas goes, they are Way Off. Chanute is becoming the…[read more]
61
  • Atchison, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,798
  • Amenities? very few. There is hardly anywhere to shop, most folks have to drive to St. Joseph to shop. Downtown is a pit, mostly specialty shops. Atchison is isolated, no public transportation in or out…[read more]
77
  • Hays, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,073
  • I ended up moving to Hays in my 20's when I was appointed as a professor at Fort Hays State University. I have to admit it was a bit of a shock for me as I had been born and raised in New York. Things…[read more]
81
  • Emporia, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,707
  • The best area in Emporia, KS is near the Emporia Country Club off 18th Avenue, which is where I live. There are, however, a lot of lower income neighborhoods here as a significant number of the…[read more]
70
  • Ulysses, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,768
69
  • De Soto, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,982
64
  • Wellington, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,950
73
  • Concordia, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,273
74
  • Pratt, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,879
68
  • Colby, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,460
84
  • Leawood, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,763
  • I've lost count of how many times I've listed, i've learned Leawood is more of a very boring suburb in Kansas City than I even realized. Let's move on...…[read more]
66
  • Fort Scott, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,852
72
  • Salina, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,676
  • I lived in Salina, KS for about 3 years. I found a lot of things here to do with my family. I did not have one bad experience while living there for my whole three years. I would eventually love to go…[read more]
76
  • Manhattan, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,909
  • When I moved to Manhattan, Kansas about five years ago, I thought that it would be peaceful and relaxing. While there are some things about the city that are relaxing, there is a lot of hustle and bustle…[read more]
77
  • Basehor, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,167
72
  • Spring Hill, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,863
55
  • Kansas City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 149,755
  • I have lived in KC for many many years and I'm about to leave. People are literally so dumb in this kind of damn…[read more]
47
  • Coffeyville, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,796
66
  • Ottawa, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,433
  • Ottawa, Kansas boasts the ideal of mix small-town spirit and urban convenience. Located just 20 minutes from Lawrence and 30 minutes from Kansas City, Ottawa offers a myriad of job opportunities in a…[read more]
66
  • Parsons, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,111
  • There is so much I love about living in Parkins. I am not a big-city type of person so Parsons offers the small-town living and charm that I love. From our quintessential Main Street to the strong…[read more]
70
  • Andover, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,477
  • If you are not of White Nationality, do not move to Andover Kansas. As I myself am white but I have mixed kids who have been harassed since the day we moved to this neighborhood by all the white adults…[read more]
67
  • Haysville, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,393
  • Haysville, Kansas is one of the best areas in the state, if not the entire country, whether you're settling in or just stopping in for a visit. It doesn't matter if you've been living in Haysville all…[read more]
67
  • Park City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,273
60
  • Wichita, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 388,033
  • I'm a Wichita KS native and have been living on my own for 7 years straight as a 29 year old, and the more I live here, the more I really do wanna leave and live some-where else instead. The roads are in…[read more]
74
  • McPherson, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,212
  • A sleepy little town in rural Kansas, McPherson is an ideal place to raise a family. I love living in McPherson because of the unparalleled community spirit and the small-town atmosphere. The economy of…[read more]
66
  • Augusta, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,262
  • When I was transferred to Wichita back in 1985 . After much searching we chose Augusta (15 miles away) to make place our home for the following reasons....Theater downtown and a drive-in Theaterplaces to…[read more]
69
  • Eudora, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,116
73
  • Derby, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,847
  • Derby, Kansas is a fun and accessible bedroom community of the bustling metropolitan area of Wichita. Offering great schools and an inclusive community vibe, Derby is an ideal place to raise a family. I…[read more]
67
  • Lansing, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,706
  • The weather is always great for a barbecue living in Lansing Kansas. It is great to be able to hang out and grill with neighbors. The small-town atmosphere and friendly people have shown a lot of love to…[read more]
70
  • Dodge City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,875
  • I had a great experience while living in Dodge City Kansas. The town is widely identified as the cowboy capital of the world. Long ago in 1800, it was known for historical frontiersmen like Bat Masterson…[read more]
68
  • Hutchinson, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,661
  • I moved to Hutchinson, KS about 10 years ago from the busy city of Charlotte, NC. This was one of the moves that I dreaded making, and I had to force myself to enjoy the city. Now, I see that there is a…[read more]
68
  • Mulvane, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,461
64
  • Newton, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,103
  • Newton, Kansas is a sleepy little Kansas town located approximately 30 minutes north of Wichita. I liked living in Newton because it afforded small town charm mixed with the convenience of living near a…[read more]
64
  • Bel Aire, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,214
  • I have lived here a little over a month and want to leave. The water department charges you an outrageous amount for water. There is NO water pressure, only running at 38 pounds. They do not have a good…[read more]

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Kansas. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Kansas to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Kansas as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Kansas, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.