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Retirement Living in Seward County - Kansas

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Area Description

Seward County includes two towns, Liberal with a population of 22,000 and a smaller town, Kismet.
There is a variety of things to do in Seward County including hunting fishing and golfing. Liberal has a nice waterpark, three golf courses and a miniature golf course. It is the home of a semi-pro baseball team, the Liberal BeeJays, and the International Pancake Race which is held on Shrove Tuesday.

Liberal also has the fifth largest air museum in the nation, Mid-America Air Museum. Liberal is an exciting community that holds many events throughout the year including a county fair, PRCA Rodeo, air show, duck festival, baseball tournaments and a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Liberal is also the home of Dorothy and the Land of Oz Museum and hosts Oz-Fest every two years in October. Kismet hosts the Little Worlds Fair each year over Labor Day weekend.

Because of our diverse population, there are many dining opportunities including Mexican, Chinese, Italian and American cuisine. There are many really nice parks where you can relax, walk or ride a bike.

Includes Cities/Towns: Kismet, Liberal.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   You can golf on one of 3 golf courses, play miniature golf, swim at the waterpark, hunt pheasant and quail, fish at Arkalon Park, play tennis on one of several courts, attend a semi-pro baseball game, relax in one of the beautiful parks, attend a class at the community college or visit one of the many museums Liberal has to offer.

Cultural Activities

The Baker Art Center holds art classes and hosts many exhibits throughout the year.
Live on Stage II presents a concert series each year.
Seward County Community College/Area Technical School students, Liberal High School students and Rainbow Players present stage plays.

Public transportation

SkyWest Airlines flies a 50 passenger jet to and from Denver several times a day.
The city bus line travels over much of the town with numerous stops to take people to work or shopping for a minimal fee.

Medical Facilities

Southwest Medical Center is a regional hospital that offers quality healthcare services and 24-hour emergency care. Emergency air transport services and assisted living facilities are also available.
There is also a VA Clinic.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  20.0  34.0  48.0  0.5 "  3.9 "
 Feb  24.0  37.5  51.0  0.7 "  3.0 "
 Mar  31.0  45.5  60.0  1.3 "  4.8 "
 Apr  40.0  55.0  70.0  1.7 "  0.8 "
 May  50.0  64.5  79.0  2.7 "  0.0 "
 Jun  60.0  74.0  88.0  3.0 "  0.0 "
 Jul  65.0  79.5  94.0  3.0 "  0.0 "
 Aug  64.0  78.0  92.0  2.2 "  0.0 "
 Sep  55.0  69.5  84.0  1.8 "  0.0 "
 Oct  42.0  57.0  72.0  1.9 "  0.4 "
 Nov  30.0  44.5  59.0  0.8 "  1.2 "
 Dec  21.0  34.0  47.0  0.7 "  4.4 "

Spring has an abundance of flowers and flowering trees. Summer is just right for outdoor activities. Temperatures range mostly 85 to 95 degrees with a few days over 100. Fall and winter are usually mild with winter temperatures around 30 to 40 degrees with a few days in the teens.

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Cost of Living for Seward County, KS

Seward County, Kansas cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Liberal has two nice RV parks, three nursing homes and one assisted living facility. There are some condos downtown and several nice adult community living areas. There are also numerous apartment complexes and many lovely homes.

Senior Assistance in Seward County, KS

Seward County, Kansas offers the following assistance for seniors:

Liberal has a busy senior center that offers Meals on Wheels. Transportation is available around town and home health services are available to those who need it.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Our local hospital has a volunteer hospital auxiliary and the local chamber and other civic clubs can use volunteers.

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