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Nestled between Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri, and Colorado, the state of Kansas lies in the Midwestern portion of the United States. The Kansas River runs through the northeastern portion of the state, crossing through Topeka. Kansas residents enjoy small and mid-sized lakes, outdoor recreation, and a comfortable climate much of the year. While extreme highs and lows do occur during the summer and winter, those temperatures often are short-lived.
Kansas City attracts many newcomers to the state, although other cities and towns offer a great atmosphere. Kansas City is home to Kansas City Speedway and Lakeside Speedway, giving race fans hands-on activities throughout the year. Family-friendly parks give the perfect location for warm days. For residents who enjoy supporting small businesses, Kansas City has many of them.
The Kansas State Fair is one of the most anticipated events of the year. Other street festivals make their way to the state as well. The Old Cowtown Museum in Witchita and the Sporting Park and Community America Ballpark bring families plenty of excitement. Looking for something free to do? Tons of free entertainment blesses Kansas residents throughout the year.
Kansas State University brings many students to the area. Kansas City Kansas Community College is the popular choice among those who grew up in the city. Students often buy homes located near the colleges to ease their commute time.