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 McPherson revolves strongly around agricultural. Those people looking for a more urban setting for career opportunities can choose to commute the 30 minutes to Hutchinson or one hour to the bigger metropolitan area of Wichita, with both cities offering ample job options. McPherson is home to both Central Christian College and McPherson College.
The best area in McPherson is the McPherson Water Park, offering a lazy river, huge winding waterslide, and a zero-entry pool popular with the youth. The famed Turkey Creek Golf Course is a gathering place for residents and visitors alike. The McPherson Family YMCA is a hub of community activity, offering programs for people of all ages and abilities. The historic Downtown District proudly displays six large murals depicting the culture and history of McPherson.