|Points of Pride|
Topeka was ranked in the Top 25 American Cities to Buy a Home in 2012 by TheDailyBeast.com, Newsweek's online site.
In 2011, Topeka was made the Top 10 overall Well-Being for Small Cities by Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
Washburn University, in Topeka, ranked 18th in the top 25 Regional Universities in the Mid-West by US News & World Report.
In 2011, Topeka organizations won two National Keep America Beautiful Awards:
Topeka made the Top Ten Best Places for Military Veterans to Live in 2011 by Livability.com.
Topeka made the Top Ten list in 2009 and 2010 Top Ten Metro Cities for Best Cost of Living in Business Facilities Magazine, August, 2010.