Lawrence - A Great Place to Live
A 30-minute drive to Kansas City
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Conveniently located on I-70 between Kansas City and Topeka (state capital). Kansas Highway 10 connects Lawrence to the south Kansas City metroplex. Highway 59 serves as the city's north and south access, and Highway 40 runs parallel to Interstate 70 east and west.
Lawrence was founded in 1854 by the New England Emigrant Aid Society in an effort to keep the territory free from slavery. It is said that it is one of the few cities in the United States founded strictly for political reasons.
USA Today ranked Lawrence as one of the least segregated communities in the country.
Boasts the most vibrant downtown shopping district in Kansas. Many have called Massachusetts Street one of the most beautiful main streets in America.
Lawrence is a city literally bustling with activity. You'll find a wide array of exciting cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities everywhere you look.
Downtown Lawrence radiates with a cool mix of shopping, nightlife and history.
Lawrence festivals provide a wealth of musical offerings. Music is a staple in the Lawrence community. The sounds of local talent can be heard echoing through the city's streets both day and night.
The Lied Center of Kansas, the University of Kansas' multimillion-dollar performing arts center, was ranked by International Arts Manager magazine as one of the "Top U.S. University Presenters."
Clinton Lake is ranked among the top 50 lakes in the country by Boating World Magazine, July 2000.
Forbes Magazine ranked Lawrence as the sixth-best smaller metro area to start a business or a career in 2004.
A Short Drive To Kansas CityProfessional Teams The Royals (MLB), Chiefs (NFL) and the Wizards (MLS) all call Kansas City home.
Sprint Center plays host to more than 100 events a year, including marquee concerts, sporting events and family shows.
The College Basketball Experience, connected to the Sprint Center, contains interactive basketball exhibits and houses the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
The American Jazz Museum highlights Kansas City's unique contributions to the American medium and houses photos, listening stations, memorabilia and personal items tell the stories of jazz legends Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Charlie Parker.
The Country Club Plaza boasts a list of more than 150 shopping and restaurant destinations. Seasoned shoppers will recognize fine stores like Anthropologie and St. John. In addition, original Kansas City stores like Halls and Tivol give local flavor to the Plaza's reputation as a national fashion center.
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is laid out as a timeline of the Negro Leagues and American history. Exhibits include hundreds of photographs, historical artifacts and several interactive computer stations.
Worlds of Fun features more than 140 rides, shows and attractions in five themed continent areas: Americana, Africa, Europa, the Orient and Scandinavia.
Oceans of Fun waterpark includes a million-gallon wave pool, an 800-foot lazy river and a family kayaking/canoeing area.
The Legends at Village West is an open-air shopping district with an impressive list of almost 100 shops and restaurants and a state-of-the- art, 14-screen movie complex. The Legends 14 Theatre features luxury stadium seating, the latest audio technology and a VIP balcony.