Topeka is a great place to live and work
Topeka is the capital of Kansas, with a population of over 128,000. It is a regional shopping hub that draws thousands more from nearby small towns.
In 2010, Topeka was named one of the "Top 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine. Kiplinger's noted our quality schools, friendly people, Washburn University and our low housing costs. Topeka is home to small businesses, consumer product and corporate retail headquarters, financial services corporations- and no one can forget, international candy manufacturing. It's not all work and no play as Topekans enjoy the Bettis Sports Complex, fishing and boating at Lake Shawnee, children explore at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center, shopping and enjoying art at NOTO, concerts and plays at The Topeka Performing Arts Center and Topeka Civic Theater, visits to the Topeka Zoo or unwinding at numerous parks.
Topeka also has a rich history. We celebrate the Civil Rights movement with the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. Daredevils welcome at the Evel Knievel museum, while Kansas history is celebrated at the Kansas Museum of History.
Downtown Topeka is undergoing a renaissance
In 2016, proud Topekans blended their dollars with those of the city to complete a $7.8 million dollar enhancement of Downtown Topeka. New pocket parks, expanded sidewalks, art, pavilions and updated infrastructure gave form to the energy and excitement zipping through the city’s center. Businesses that have made downtown their home for decades are finding new neighbors who want to be part of what’s happening. The Cyrus Hotel, a boutique hotel will open in the spring of 2018. Concerts, craft brew festivals, jazz and food truck festivals, and the St. Patrick's Day parade are a few of the events that bring Topekans and visitors to the heartbeat of the city!