Just North-East of both Arkansas City and Derby is Emporia, home to just over 24,000 residents with a median age of only 29 years of age.
The employment in Emporia leans towards manufacturing, education and utility careers. The average income runs about $37,000 annually. Salaries tend to fall in line with property values that are just under $90,000 on average with about 50% of residents owning homes. Property taxes range from $800-$1500 per year.
Quality of life might start with the less than 14-minute commute time, a sure winner of those who previously lived in big cities. The small town has 18-parks and recreation centers including an aquatic center. There is an 18-hole golf course too for those who have an affinity for the game, and you might be surprised to learn that Emporia even has a small zoo.
Utilities for Emporia are handled almost exclusively through the city municipality works programs. From water and waste and other maintenance facilities. Cable One is the primary TV provider, but many in the area opt for a satellite option like Direct TV.
We hope this has given you valuable insight into these three unique cities. Hoffman Home Inspections has enjoyed working with these three communities for years and are happy to serve all three with a variety of services. If you plan on moving into the area, let us be one of the first to welcome you. If you are investing in property and need inspection services, we would be thrilled to support you by offering comprehensive inspections. We do whole home inspections as well as niche investigations like chimney, pools, irrigation, and mold testing inspections.
Need our help? Give us a call today or connect with us online and we can answer any of your questions. Once again, welcome to the neighborhood.