You probably learned in elementary school that Topeka was the capital city of Kansas. But we’re so much more!

There’s new energy and a new outlook in Topeka. The citizens have adopted a strategic plan for the community and results are happening. Our young professionals are finding lots to do in formal and informal groups. Take a look at our new arts district, our new Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, new swimming pools and ball diamonds, new businesses and commerce parks and a plan to revitalize the downtown. Farmer’s markets are plentiful, robotics and an international baccalaureate are being introduced in the schools and citizens are taking an active role as volunteers all over the city.

There’s always something to do—from First Friday Art Walks, to Top City Thursdays in downtown to myriad performances by local and touring artists. If playing sports is your thing, there’s plenty of opportunity, or you can go watch indoor football and ice hockey or catch your favorite professional, collegiate or youth event. And of course you can always gather with friends and family in one of our many parks or take in a dinner at one of our many local, and not-so-local restaurants.

Come join us! Download the Topeka Relocation Guide below! You can key topics on the following pages:

  • Education – Page 22
  • Utilities – Page 60
  • Personal Taxes – Page 59
  • Vehicle & Voter Registration – Page 60



Westar Energy: 1.800.383.1183

Kaw Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc: 785.478.3444

Kansas Gas Service: 1.800.794.4780

Phone/Cable/Internet Service
Multiple carriers provide local and long distance phone service, cable and Internet.  Please check your phone directory for availability.  Phone books are available at the offices of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, 120 SE Sixth Avenue, Suite 110, Topeka, Kansas 66603.  Before you move, the Chamber will mail you a phone book for the price of shipping.  Call 785.234.2644.

Water and sewer service (City of Topeka): 785.368.3111
Rural Water District #4 (Shawnee County): 785.286.1729

Trash Pick Up & Recycling
Shawnee County: 785.233.4774
There are also a number of private companies provide trash and recycling pick up services. Please check your phone directory for availability.