Welcome to Tonganoxie, a gem in the western Kansas City metro. Located 30 minutes from
the heart of the metro and 20 minutes from Lawrence (University of Kansas), Tonganoxie is the
perfect place to experience the arts and sophistication of the metro, the uniqueness of a college
town, and the safety and community of a small town. With a population growth that is defying
predictions, Tonganoxie is a great place to get in on the action. With plenty of opportunities
to buy a home, start a business, and enjoy a high quality of life, you can’t go wrong with
The Tonganoxie Public School System has the perfect combination of challenge, accessibility and
support provided by talented professionals.
Tonganoxie High School was named KCTV5’s Cool School of the Year for 2012. The High School
has very strong debate and sports programs that regularly participate in State Championship
Sports & Recreation
The City of Tonganoxie has invested heavily in recreational quality of life amenities for its
residents. Chieftain Park is home to a wonderful playground, well-kempt soccer fields, and areas
for volleyball, tennis, basketball, and horseshoes. Two block away is the brand new, always-
packed Tonganoxie Water Park with a new bathhouse, two large water slides, sprayground,
zero depth entry and a large water area for recreational and fitness activities.
The City of Tonganoxie is also expanding their trails and sidewalks system to allow for recreation
and safe pedestrian travel to different destinations in the community.
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Tonganoxie has many benefits and opportunities for retirees. With access to multiple cultural,
educational and recreational amenities in the community and beyond and affordable properties
that often have some acreage, the area is becoming one of the most sought after locations for
retirement in the region. Tonganoxie has quick access to multiple regional medical facilities,
including KU Medical Center.
Residents and visitors alike enjoy several events throughout the year that engage families in fun
activities while enjoying the greater community of Tonganoxie. Whether it’s St. Patrick’s Day in
March, Tonganoxie Days in June, Spooktacular in October, or the Mayor’s Tree Lighting during
the holiday season, Tonganoxie is known for putting on fun, family focus events.