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Savor a rich history, cultural events, and numerous cycling opportunities

  • Suburban
  • Affordable
  • Historic
  • Convenient
  • Welcoming
  • College Town
  • Active
  • Accessible

Situated in eastern central Kansas, Emporia is the county seat of Lyon County and home to Emporia State University. A wealth of parks and recreation centers offer plenty to do in Emporia in addition to the surrounding Flint Hills, which offer some of the best road cycling opportunities in the United States. A close-knit cycling community coupled with the terrain of the Flint Hills earns Emporia the nickname of the Gravel Grinding Capital of the World, hosting the annual Dirty Kanza 200 every year.

Touting a distinct small-town vibe, Emporia displays a proud history at the William Allen White House, Red Rocks State Historic Site, and the streets and shops of Historic Downtown Emporia. Residents bond at numerous annual events in Emporia, including the Glass Blown Open Disc Golf Tournament, Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Flatland Cruisers Car Show, All Veterans Tribute, Lyon County Free Fair, and the Christmas Parade as well as various events at Emporia State University. Getting around from Emporia is simple with access to U.S. 50 and Interstates 35 and 335. Kansas City, Wichita, and Topeka are all within a two-hour drive from Emporia as well.

Rent Trends

As of September 2018, the average apartment rent in Emporia, KS is $528 for a studio, $533 for one bedroom, $591 for two bedrooms, and $826 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Emporia has increased by 6.9% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 415 $528
1 BR 552 $533
2 BR 748 $591
3 BR 1,171 $826


52 Walk Score® Somewhat Walkable

Top Apartments in Emporia

  1. Four Seasons, Studio - 3 Bed, $554 - 1,750
  2. Chapel Ridge Emporia, 1-4 Bed, $580 - 945


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