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You won't have to be a Walmart greeter for long if you choose one of Kansas' best places to retire.
Nope, you'll be able to play pinochle and gin rummy all day with your retirement buddies if you choose one of HomeSnacks' top ten places to retire in Kansas for 2022. But before we tell you Kansas' best place to retire, we need to tell you how we calculated this list of Kansas stunners.
First, we looked at the latest FBI and Census reports on crime, demographics, and affordable housing for 39 cities with over 5,000 residents. Next, we looked at the distance each place is to an international airport. And folks, the numbers told us some pretty great things for anyone looking to retire in The Sunflower State.
For one, we learned that the entire state's living costs come in close to 14% below the national average. Secondly, we learned that in some of Kansas' biggest cities like Witchita and Topeka, retirees are currently enjoying particularly affordable housing costs. And third, now, more than ever, is the best time to take advantage of Kansas' low costs.
So, want to know where you can live out your best years in The Free State? Keep reading.
Incidentally, this is our ninth time ranking Kansas' best of the best for retirees, so we have a ton of data to help you find the right place to retire and our list is on point.
So, without further adieu, what city is the best place to retire in Kansas for 2022? Well according to the US Census and FBI data we crunched, Mulvane is the best place to retire in Kansas if you care about home values, low crime, and a high quality of life.
Read below to see how your favorite place ranked and how other amazing Kansas cities ranked. Hint: if you live in the greater Kansas City area, consider yourself one lucky Jayhawker retiree!
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The 10 Best Places To Retire In Kansas For 2022
Methodology: How We Determined The Best Places To Retire In the Sunflower State for 2022
To create our list of the best places in Kansas to retire, we first used Census data to find all places in the Sunflower State -- 664 cities and towns.
We then narrowed it down to places with at least 5,000 people that weren't townships. This left us with 39 places from across the state.
- Low cost of living as measured by rent
- Low crime
- Things to do (Museums, Colleges, and Libraries in town)
- Nice weather
- Distance to the closest international airport
- Other retirees (High median age)
We then ranked each of these places for each criteria from one to 39, with the lowest number being the best.
Finally, we took the average rank across these criteria. The place, in this case Mulvane, with the lowest average rank was crowned the best of the best, a place for you to start your second careers. You can download the data here.
Summary: Maybe You're Not Ready To Retire In Kansas Yet...
So there you have it, the best place to retire in Kansas goes to Mulvane.
If you're not ready to hang up your office apparel yet, then these places might be up your alley:
- Roeland Park
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