Where to Live: Topeka, KS

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Quick Facts about Topeka

Topeka really has the best of both worlds. Are you a "city person"? Check out Downton Topeka District and explore the shops. Are you a "country person"? Enjoy any of the expansive outdoor parks and nature trails at Lake Shawnee. Keep reading to find out what makes Topeka, Topeka.

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Top Neighborhoods

Check out the top rated areas to live in your new hometown and get ready to meet your neighbors!

  1. SW Cannock Chase Rd/SW 29th St
  2. SW Wanamaker Rd/SW 53rd St
  3. SW Cannock Chase Rd
  4. SW Wanamaker Rd/SW 25th St
  5. NE 46th St/NE Indian Creek Rd
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Restaurants

Fine dining is easy to come by in Topeka. Grab a bite at any (and all) of these local favorites:

  1. RowHouse Restaurant
  2. Monsoon Grill
  3. Lonnie Q's BBQ
  4. El Centenario
  5. AJ's NY Pizzeria
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Culture

This state capital is home to many cultural establishments for you to visit to get acquainted with all that your new home stands for...starting at the roots.

  1. Kansas State Capitol
  2. Kansas Museum of History
  3. Brown v. Board of Education Historic Site
  4. Combat Air Museum
  5. Kansas Children's Discovery Center
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Outdoor Recreation

Break away from the downtown life and head to a clean park, beautiful garden, or visit the wildlife at the zoo!

  1. Lake Shawnee
  2. Gage Park
  3. Topeka Zoological Park
  4. Ted Ensley Gardens
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Nightlife

Enjoy a night out on the town and stop in these top ranked bars and restaurants - each with their own unique atmosphere:

  1. Jeremiah Bullfrogs
  2. Uncle Bo's Blues Bar
  3. The Celtic Fox Irish Pub and Restaurant
  4. Lazy Toad
  5. Blind Tiger Brewery and Restaurant
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School Districts

We know that when you have kids, education is an important factor. Here is a list of the top rated schools in the Topeka area to help get you started in your search:

  1. Jay Shideler Elementary School
  2. North Fairview Elementary School
  3. Indian Hills Elementary School
  4. Washburn Rural High School
  5. Silver Lake High School