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See what Topeka, KS has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Topeka

Quit and friendly neighbors. Dillon's grocery store near by with all shopping needs. There is a park near by with walking trails.

My Neighborhood has Beautiful scenaries. There are Great Schools. convenience to all major chain Stores

Our neighborhood is fairly close to all of the shopping in town. There is nothing really unique about our neighborhood..

There's alot of businesses near by. Lots of restaurants and grocery shops near. Public transport near.

I like that my neighborhood is older with plenty of trees and shade. The people are friendly. Close to highway.

I love all the old and unique houses. I love the friendly neighbors and the close park access. Businesses aren't too far away either.

Who Lives Here

Topeka Demographics

Education

High School

28%

Associate's

20%

Bachelor's

12%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

36%

Family Size

2 people

47%

3 people

22%

4 people

18%

5 people

8%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

52%

50-100k

31%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

3%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

12%

20-45

32%

45-65

25%

65+

17%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Topeka?

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Nov '23$610$732$875$1125
Oct '23$575$732$857$1125
Sep '23$575$831$900$1099
Aug '23$575$780$900$1140
Jul '23$575$780$900$1099
Jun '23$610$800$890$1077
May '23$610$800$892$1077
Apr '23$610$790$910$1060
Mar '23$610$780$902$1070
Feb '23$610$780$892$1060
Jan '23$610$770$860$1060
Dec '22$535$732$875$1050
Nov '22$535$715$875$1045

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Topeka

Topeka Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

42%

15-30 Mins

46%

30-40 Mins

6%

40-60 Mins

3%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4141

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 18 of 22 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 12 of 22 renters

Percentage: 5656

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 11 of 22 renters

Percentage: 2525

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 12 of 22 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 17 of 22 renters

Top Scores: Nightlife, Gas, Grocery

Things To Do In Topeka

Top Score

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. A standard number of bars and clubs compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bumper sticker city. This place is good for filling up.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 90% more gas stations than average
  3. 17% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Topeka gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 20% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 44% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 12% more restaurants than average
  3. 23% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 47% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 25% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 52% fewer shops than average
  3. 57% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Topeka.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 27% more gyms than average
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Topeka doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 10% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 24% more fine art centers than average
  3. 56% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Topeka doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 7% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Topeka.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 15% more parks than average
  3. 40% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Topeka Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 19 of 22 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 18 of 22 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 17 of 22 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 16 of 22 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 15 of 22 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 13 of 22 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 13 of 22 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 13 of 22 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 13 of 22 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 13 of 22 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 12 of 22 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 12 of 22 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 11 of 22 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 11 of 22 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 12 of 22 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 16 of 22 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 17 of 22 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 17 of 22 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 19 of 22 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 21 of 22 renters

Topeka Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Topeka

8/10
8/10

Jefferson West Elementary School

Grades PK-4 • Public

7/10

Mccarter Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

7/10

Osage City Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

6/10

Mceachron Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

6/10

Broken Arrow Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Topeka, KS

Topeka is a medium-size city in Kansas with approximately 126,000 residents. The city's population, at an average age of just under 39, is younger than most cities in Kansas. Renters tend to be in the minority in Topeka, and 58% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $804 a month is just below the state average.

Compared to the national average, Topeka has a relatively large number of residents over the age of 25 who possess a high school degree or GED (21%). Furthermore, 12% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are two primary industries in Topeka: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries account for 14% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of about $58,000, Topeka workers take home less than their peers elsewhere in Kansas. Topeka's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).

With an average commute time of about 19 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Topeka residents have found that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Many residents (43%) commute to work by car, while public transit isn't extensively used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.