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Old 04-18-2015, 08:00 AM
 
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Lawrence is NOT western Kansas, not even close. OP needs to give more direction.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:36 PM
 
Location: KC
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They said, West of Kansas City, not western Kansas. Just for clarification.
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:06 AM
 
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What the OP is wanting is a hobby farm. The entire flint hills region would be great. So from Salina east to KC and south to Emporia. Land is fertile, jobs will be available, more moderate politically then western Kansas, not nearly as dry as western Kansas, which is good if you want to grow things, but not terribly humid.l either. Great communities to be a part of. Many great small towns.

A decent home with 10 acres is entirely possibly for under $400,000. I'm actually looking at buying a 3 bedroom home with 12 acres, 3 acre pond, and 1 bedroom rental home for slightly less then that.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Connecticut is my adopted home.
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We bought in 2011 probably what the OP is looking for. Farmhouse, old silo, outbuildings, pond, fruit trees on 8 acres for under 300K just outside of Lawrence. Granted the house needed work and the property was pretty overgrown.

If you are very liberal you will be happiest east of Topeka. Either Lawrence or Johnson County. We consider ourselves moderate but our AK moderate is pretty much liberal here.
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Glenn Carbon, IL
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My aunt and uncle lived in Hays up until their deaths in 2006 and 2011.
During most of their time in Hays I lived in the Denver area.

Since the OP's second post mentioned that she is bothered by humidity she will feel the humidity as far west as Wakeeney.
While living in the Denver area I would simply drive east on I-70 to their home in Hays. Most times I would visit in the latter part of May and sometimes July.
I would begin to feel a higher humidity level beginning around Oakley with a jump around Wakeeney.

Combine this area with the indigenous far right political climate and everything West of Salina would be a huge No No for them.
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
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CULTURE SHOCK - MAJOR - DEAD AHEAD good luck moving from San Diego to Kansas. Be sure to bring a plentiful supply of antidepressants.
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
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What the OP is wanting is a hobby farm. The entire flint hills region would be great. So from Salina east to KC and south to Emporia. Land is fertile, jobs will be available, more moderate politically then western Kansas, not nearly as dry as western Kansas, which is good if you want to grow things, but not terribly humid.l either. Great communities to be a part of. Many great small towns.

A decent home with 10 acres is entirely possibly for under $400,000. I'm actually looking at buying a 3 bedroom home with 12 acres, 3 acre pond, and 1 bedroom rental home for slightly less then that.
COTTONWOOD FALLS comes to mind, it strikes me (though I admit I only drive thru going farther west) as a peaceful sleepy little berg. I just don't think there's too much available housing-wise.

I think the farther west you go toward Wichita, it is not as humid as where I grew up in Leavenworth County. FLATTER TOO, I like that.
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