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Places With The Best Housing In Kansas 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score70
  • Garden City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,916
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  • Bonner Springs, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,567
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  • Mission, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,490
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  • Roeland Park, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,816
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  • Merriam, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,248
  • If you ever find yourself anywhere near Merriam, Kansas the best advice I can give you is to turn around and drive away as quickly as you can in the other direction. It's embarrassing to me to admit that
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  • Prairie Village, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,824
  • My $2500 a month rental house may seem like a lot to some of you, but it is worth it to live in this affluent, absolutely gorgeous, part of Kansas. I'm happily living in Prairie Village, which is a
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  • 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
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  • Lenexa, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,206
  • I am new to the Lenexa, KS area as I have only been here for about two years after moving from Maine. I live in an apartment, and while there are some positive things about the city, there are also just
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  • Overland Park, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 183,775
  • Overland Park does not have the highlights of a big city, but more of a quiet type of excitement for families. There are many attractions for families in Overland Park like Deanna Rose Children's
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  • 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
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  • Iola, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,560
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  • 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
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  • 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,
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  • Arkansas City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,198
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
71
  • Ulysses, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,768
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  • De Soto, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,982
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  • Wellington, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,950
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  • Concordia, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,273
68
  • Pratt, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,879
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  • Colby, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,460
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  • Leawood, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,763
  • Leawood Kansas is suburb of Kansas City. Bordering the popular Overland Park, KS it is close to major streets and highways that will take you to other great neighborhoods. One of my favorite things to do
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  • Fort Scott, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,852
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  • 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
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  • 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
72
  • Basehor, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,167
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  • Spring Hill, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,863
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  • Kansas City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 149,755
  • I have lived in Kansas City for four years and counting and I love almost everything about it. There is something for everyone from outdoor sculptures and museums to great restaurants and parks. When it
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  • Coffeyville, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,796
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Andover, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,477
  • A vibrant suburb of the Wichita metropolitan area, Andover, Kansas is an ideal place to raise a family while still having a blast. I love living in Andover because of the strong community vibe coupled
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  • 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
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  • Park City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,273
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  • Wichita, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 388,033
  • This place is very slow, I swear every time I come it gets a little worse. If your not in like for the physical forever your sitting in a chair forever. I have now been sitting in a chair with no stick
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Eudora, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,116
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Mulvane, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,461
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  • 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
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  • Bel Aire, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,214

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.