Hey Kansas, are you ready for another adventure idea? Whether you’re looking to move to another place soon or whether you’re looking for somewhere to explore for a while, these places in Kansas are great for just that. In no particular order, here’s today’s list of small towns that you might just fall in love with and want to settle down in. Let’s take a look!
This town in western Kansas is named after a general, and was once inhabited by Pueblo Indians. The ruins of an old stone home are still there at what is now El Quartelejo Museum. The population is just under 4,000, making it a cozy place to live without feeling like you're in a ghost town.
Lindsborg, the Swedish center of Kansas, is a great place to live if you love interacting with the community. Whether you're part Swede or not, you'll still enjoy their biannual festival and how much they love their food. No matter what, you'll always feel like family while you're here in Lindsborg. It
also has a population just under 4,000, which seems to be the perfect number for a quiet, small town life.
Hillsboro is a wonderful little town with a few amazing restaurants and plenty of history to explore. This little town of 3,000 is home to a pioneer adobe house as well as plenty of older "main street" style buildings we can't get enough of.
Hiawatha is a town of around 3,000 people that's one of the oldest in Kansas. It's named after a poem called
The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Isn't that an interesting name! Not only does the town have plenty of historical areas, but it's also home to the country's longest running Halloween parade, starting in 1914 and continuing every year since.
5. St. Marys
St. Marys is a beautiful place with plenty of history as well. It has a population under 3,000, and you'll feel welcome, especially if you stop by Froggy's or the B & B cafe.
Sabetha is a town with a population under 3,000 that's full of countryside charm and absolutely amazing food. The Buzz Cafe and Southside Bar & Grill are two restaurants you won't want to miss while you visit. Of course, don't forget the local lake, vintage shops, or greenhouse. Supporting small businesses in small towns is something Kansans love to do.
7. De Soto
De Soto is a little larger than previous cities on this list, with a population of just over 6,000. Wanda's Roadside Cafe will show you true Kansas hospitality, and that friendliness extends to most of the town as well. Plus, you'll never want to miss one of their amazing sunsets in the open sky, or a De Soto Days fair held every year.
Frontenac is a place many Kansans might not have heard of, but the history here is rooted deep in the coal industry. It's a place full of history, welcoming people, and amazing food. Don't believe me? Check out the Farm House Cafe, Barto's Idle Hour, or Pickled Pete's to see what I mean. You might just fall in love at first bite!
Wamego, Kansas is our very own Little Oz. If you don't mind movie references, you'll love being near the Oz Museum, Oz Winery, and Toto's Tacoz. It's got a population of just over 4,000 but you'll find that there's plenty of people here for a great small town experience.
Beloit, a town in Kansas that's full of both amazing food and people. Whether you choose Banner, Plum Creek, or Bubba Q's, you'll find that you feel right at home from the minute you sit down and order. As for the town, around 4,000 people reside here, and there's enough historic buildings and sites in and around the area to keep you busy for a while. Come take a look sometime!