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Old 11-07-2009, 12:09 PM
 
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We are currently living in the Waco area of Texas. We live in a smaller, nicer and newer town just outside of waco because actual waco is pretty run down and theres a lot of crime and violence there. We enjoy dining, parks, lakes, pretty much anything out doors, shopping, wine dives etc. We do not want to be around gang activities, drugs, etc. We have a bigger dog that we enjoy taking out to parks and socializing also, so we need a dog friendly area with people who are responsible pet owners. I also have 2 stepsons that will be spending time with us so we need a nice area that we can feel safe with them. I've been reading a lot of bad things about Topeka, and I was wondering if there were any smaller communities in the area I should look into that are up and coming that would be nicer and safer. We dont want to live in the country as we enjoy living close to the places we like to go and we enjoy having company and found most people dont want to make a 30 min drive to the country. I have also read that Lawrence may want to be a place to consider but that could be a 30+ min drive and that may be a bit of a longer drive then we would like. We dont really care so much if its a college town or not, as long as its a good community. All help is appreciated!

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Old 11-07-2009, 12:45 PM
 
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Many people live in Wabaunsee County and commute to Topeka, I think Eskridge, Dover, Maple Hill, are your best bets out in that part of the county. That seems to be also the direction that Topeka has grown. That area is called the "Flint Hills" its rural and still has some old stone Houses out there.
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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Try Holton north of Topeka for the small town flavor or Lawrence to the east for a wide variety of amenities.
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:30 AM
 
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The southwest side of topeka is where my parents live now. it's a pretty good neighborhood. Also Clarion and Lake Sherwood are pretty good too. If you want the typical, House with a white picket fence suburbia neighborhood.....which is what, judging by your post is what you want.
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