You can get a lot of "house" for your money in Topeka! Our housing varies from established neighborhoods with sidewalks and tree-lined streets, to historical neighborhoods, to brand new suburban neighborhoods. Housing construction continues at a record-breaking pace and choices are unlimited.
In August 2010, USA Today featured Topeka, highlighting the city's stable housing market.
In September 2010, Coldwell Banker listed Topeka as the 10th most affordable housing market in the country.
Home Cost Comparison
The comparison shown is for a single family dwelling, 2,200 square feet, 4 bedroom, 2½ baths, family room and 2 car garage. Homes and neighborhoods surveyed are typical for corporate middle management transfers. Source: Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation, 2009 Home Price Comparison Index
For additional information about housing in Topeka and Shawnee County see the Topeka Board of REALTORS Website at www.topekamls.com
Median Sales Price of Existing Single-family Homes for Metropolitan Areas
Source: National Association of Realtors, First Quarter 2010
For information on additional cities, go to National Association of Realtors.
Topeka Apartment Rental Rates
Rental ranges are for rental units built within the last 10 years. Each complex offers selected amenities such as fireplaces, garages, microwaves, saunas, pools, washer-dryer hook-ups, basements, exercise rooms, etc. Rates subject to change. Source: Rental Agents, September 2010.
|1 bedroom/1 bath||$525-720|
|2 bedrooms/1 bath||$590-790|
|2 bedrooms/2 bath||$625-995|
|3 bedroom/2 bath||$695-1100|
Homes for Rent
For rental housing, check the classifieds in The Topeka Capital-Journal or contact Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc., 785.234.0217. HCCI maintains an Affordable Housing Directory, listing subsidized rental units and other resources available to tenants and homeowners in the City of Topeka.
NeighborhoodsYou'll find front porches, neighborhood associations, neighborhood improvement associations and friendly neighbors in Topeka and Shawnee County. Across the community, there's pride in neighborhoods and it shows with landscaped yards, neighborhood clean ups, potluck dinners, garden tours and holiday celebrations and parades.
Topeka boasts communities like Oakland, Highland Park and Potwin that were annexed into the city many years ago to newer neighborhoods like Shadywood, Clarion, and MacFarland Farm, and established central city neighborhoods like Westboro, Westwood, Tennessee Town and College Hill. Whether you like historic Victorian homes, sprawling ranches, Tudors peeking out from a canopy of trees or new homes built to the owner's specifications you'll find housing to fit every taste. Check out the city's Neighborhood Maps to see the boundaries of the various neighborhoods around Topeka.
Within the city, neighborhood parks and schools abound and help create a sense of community. Just outside the city limits you'll find newer homes, larger lots and opportunity to experience beautiful skylines and sunsets. Topeka...it's a great place to call home!
Nearby Bedroom CommunitiesSmall Town Life
If living in a small town is your dream, you can find the perfect place in the Topeka/Shawnee County area. There are several small towns to choose from, all offering small town living with excellent housing and schools while maintaining access to Topeka's amenities and resources.
|Auburn:||Located in southwest Shawnee County
City of Auburn, 785.256.2426.
Auburn Washburn Rural School District, 785.339.4000
|Silver Lake:||Located just northwest of Topeka
City of Silver Lake, 785.582.4280.
Silver Lake School District, 785.582.4026
|Rossville:||Located in northwest Shawnee County
City of Rossville: 785.584.6349
Kaw Valley School District: 785.437.2254