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McFarland

McFarland, Kansas is a charming, quiet and proud small town located along beautiful Mill Creek in the Flint Hills of Wabaunsee County.   Located one mile south of I-70/exit 330, McFarland is 30 minutes from Topeka, Manhattan and 45 minutes from Junction City and Ft. Riley. A friendly community with award winning schools, low taxes, breathtaking natural surroundings and vistas.  The town maintains an outstanding city park with tennis court, basketball court, covered picnic tables and a ball field for all the town celebrations. McFarland's history began as a junction for the Rock Island Railroad in 1887, and became a respite for train travelers on their way to Manhattan and beyond. A rich display is housed in the renovated depot that serves as City Hall. 

Population

  • 255 Residents 

  • 6,997 in Wabaunsee County

Services

  • 12 miles to Wamego Hospital

  • 12 miles to Wamego Health Center

  • 3 Religious Centers

  • Broadband Providers

    • WTC

    • Century Link

    • Hughes Net

Housing

  • $86,098 Median Home Price

  • $700/month Median Rental Price

Amenities

  • 3 Public Facilities

  • 1 Local Park

Childcare & Schools

  • USD 329

  • 1 Childcare option-Alma

  • 1 Elementary-Alma

  • 1 Middle School-Paxico

  • 1 High School-Alma

  • 1 Private Option-Alma

General

  • Sales Tax 8%

  • Top 3 Employers:

    • Wabaunsee County​

    • Caterpillar

    • Kansas State University

Retail & Dining

  • 2 Retailers

Distance to Regional Centers

  • Topeka: 40 miles

  • Fort Riley: 39 miles

  • Junction City: 34 miles

  • Manhattan: 27 miles