Lyons 67 Good
Lyons Livability #222 ranked city in Kansas#9,854 ranked city in the USARanks better than 66% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Lyons

  • Cost Of Living

    Residents in this area benefit from an affordable cost of living. This includes goods and services, transportation, housing, utilities, groceries and healthcare.

  • Housing

    The housing category in this area boasts higher than average scores, likely influenced by a positive home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Health & Safety

    Earning a high health and safety score depends on factors such as good air quality and the availability of essential health facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors, and fire stations.

  • Amenities

    It appears that many amenities may not be conveniently situated within walking distance, potentially necessitating the use of a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    Commuters in this area may experience longer-than-average work commute times due to limited public transportation access.

  • Schools

    Factors such as lower than average graduation rates, lackluster reading and math scores and the limited accessibility of local elementary and high schools could contribute to the low schools score.

  • Ratings

    Polls and surveys done by AreaVibes among area residents did not yield positive feedback when it came to the walkability of amenities, safety, nearby parks and the overall sense of community.

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What's it like Living in Lyons?

Located in the state of Kansas, Lyons is a small-sized city with a population of 3,504 residents. According to the most recent Census, 88% of Lyons residents are White, 3% Black and 1% Asian. Lyons is known to be family friendly as more than 72% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 50% of residents also have children under the age of 18. If you're not a fan of traffic congestion and long commute times to work, Lyons is the place to be. Commutes to work here are shorter, with an average one-way commute time taking only 15 minutes, significantly lower than the national average of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, moving to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Lyons, Kansas could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. To help you find the best places to live in and around Lyons, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, education and more.

Lyons, KS receives 64 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #282 in Kansas and #11,575 in the USA. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Lyons has higher than average rankings for the following: housing (B). There is at least one category that did not score well in Lyons. The following was graded with a concerning score: amenities (F), education (F) and employment (D-).

Real estate represents the most substantial investment for homebuyers, constituting their most valuable asset. Renters, on the other hand, typically see their monthly rent as their most significant expense. The Lyons market earns a high score in the housing category, surpassing the national average in factors like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates. This robust real estate market not only benefits individual homeowners and renters but also spurs vigorous local economic activity and job growth, solidifying its significance in driving the region's prosperity and financial well-being.

Assuming that Lyons meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Lyons. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Lyons are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Lyons come in at $71,100, which is 47.5% lower than the Kansas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Lyons, the home price to income ratio is 1.4, which is 44% lower than the Kansas average.

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      Lyons transportation information

      Statistic Lyons Kansas National
      Average one way commute15min19min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.6%82.2%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.9%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%0.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.6%2.4%2.8%
      Working from home1.0%4.2%4.6%
      Source: The Lyons, KS data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).