Located half way between Denver, Colorado and Kansas City, Ks along I-70 you will find Russell, Kansas. Russell is also the intersecting route of U.S. 281 that runs north and south vs. I-70 that runs east and west. Consequently, it is in the middle of EVERYWHERE! Known for our political son, Bob Dole, Russell is home to the oil and gas industry, agribusiness, industry, and unique art creations.
Highlighted by a robust broadband network and cutting-edge technology, Russell attracts young professional families seeking rural quality of life options. Likewise, retirees are drawn to the Midwest values and lifestyle with health care available to meet their needs. As a result, the housing market is active year round due to the affordability of residential homes. With a population of approximately 4500, there are 2500 residential housing units with 75% being owner occupied vs. rentals. Average residential home prices range from $50-$100,000 for first time homebuyers to over $500,ooo for those desiring a more high end luxury home.
Seven parks are located within the city, the largest being Memorial Park featuring the public pool, walking trail, ball fields, frisbee golf, play park, horseshoe pits, and tennis courts. The Russell Municipal Golf course is a 9-hole course welcoming locals as well as out of town players. Festivals and events are a mainstay of the community including St. Patrick’s Day Trivia night, Freedom Fest, Russell County Free Fair, Brick, Broncs and BBQ, Brew Me, Flatland Car Show, a lighted Christmas Parade, Weihnachtsfest, and Prairiesta, celebrated every 10 years recognizing Russell’s history and heritage. Russell Main Street and the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce take the lead to the organize these events.
Russell is the administrative county seat of Russell County managed through a mayor, council and city manager process. Russell Regional Hospital, a regional airport, and all conveniences including a grocery store, mechanics, body shop, eateries, movie theater, art museums, hotels, convenience stores, eye care, dental care, salon-spa services, chiropractic and retail options are available. The City of Russell provides electricity, recycling services, trash removal, waste water management, and water production/distribution. Kansas Gas serves as the natural gas provider. Rivaling the technology solutions of big cities, Nex-Tech’s powerful fiber-to-the-premise technology delivers the highest quality Internet, with speeds up to 1 Gig, streaming TV, home security, and local and long distance phone service. Traditional cable service is also available through Eagle Communications.
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