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Kansas: Cattle, History, and Growing Cities

There’s no arguing that the Midwestern United States is a special place. Not only is it a busy agricultural hotspot, but it’s also rich in history and culture. Its people are also one of a kind—friendly and welcoming, with a compassionate demeanor you’re unlikely to find as easily elsewhere. Kansas is especially noteworthy due to its growing metropolitan presence. Learn why it’s worth considering if you’re interested in retiring to the Midwest:

1. It offers varied regions. Kansas is unique because it offers three different climates to its residents, depending on where you choose to settle down. The southwestern area of the state is humid and warm, capable of reaching temperatures of 90°F (and a soaring heat index) during the warm-weather months. The southeast and south-central areas hit more “humid subtropical” territory, offering lots of rain, mild winters, and muggy summers. Finally, the west boasts a semiarid steppe climate, characterized by moody winters and hot, dry summers. The highest winter temperatures range around 80°F, particularly when the Chinook winds roll through. Its variety in terms of climate makes it easier to choose the best environment for your preferences.

2. Choose between smaller communities… Kansas’s rural areas are shrinking, but they’re still present and worth looking into, especially if you’re interested in living a quaint, quiet life post-retirement. Some of Kansas’s smallest towns have less than 1,000 people. The majority, however, have fewer than 6,000 people residing there. Consider looking into Kansas’s remaining rural communities if this lifestyle appeals to you.

3. … or take advantage of the city life. Kansas’s larger cities, on the other hand, are rapidly growing and teeming with activity! The state now has 627 different incorporated cities and an expanding number of major cities, including the ever-notable Topeka, Kansas City, Overland Park, and Wichita. Should you choose to settle in one of Kansas’s many cities, you’ll find no shortage of things to do.

4. Its history is quite interesting. Kansas had its own unique involvement with the events of the American Civil War. Mere months before the war officially broke out, Kansas was asked to decide whether they would join the Confederacy or the Union. This led to immense statewide violence, a series of events that earned the state one of its nicknames, “Bleeding Kansas.” However, the abolitionist side won out, leading to Kansas joining the Union. This led to the state’s other unofficial nickname, the “Free State.”

5. You’ll be able to enjoy top-notch steaks. Kansas is a leading production site for beef cattle. In fact, it’s the second-largest, falling just behind Texas. As such, if you find yourself in need of premium ground beef, chuck roast, or steak, you’ve settled in just the right state! Kansas also produces noteworthy amounts of salt, sheep, corn, wheat, hogs, sorghum, cotton, and soybeans.

If you’re interested in retiring to a growing, thriving place with lots of offer, look no further than Kansas. Get in touch with us to learn how we can help you smoothly retire to this bustling state.