Relocation Resources

With a population just under 11,000, Atchison offers the qualities of small-town life where there’s a familiar face wherever you go.  In many ways, Atchison fits the much sought-after all-American ideal.  It boasts affordable housing, diverse job opportunities, an excellent education system, vibrant arts, and sports and recreation for all ages.  Atchison’s residents take pride in their rich heritage, which dates back to Kansas’ earliest days and is evident in an abundance of impressive Victorian homes.


Atchison is picturesquely situated on hills and bluffs beside the Missouri River in the northeast corner of Kansas. The metropolitan areas of Kansas City, Topeka and St. Joseph, Mo., are less than an hour away, but it’s far enough from “the big city” to have its own charm and personality.


Since its days as a major supplier to the West, Atchison has maintained a healthy business climate. Shoppers from throughout the region are drawn to Atchison by the variety, value and personal service of its retail sector. Downtown is centered around a beautifully-landscaped outdoor pedestrian plaza where an increasing number of specialty shops is attracting droves of shoppers from as far away as Omaha and Des Moines.
Atchison’s diverse industry continues to grow and provide jobs to residents throughout northeast Kansas. Several companies have national and international connections and market products to all corners of the world.


Atchison’s early leaders left today’s residents with an impressive legacy – scores of grand Victorian homes that line tree-shaded brick streets.  Many of the city’s beautful historic residences are near the river, where homes date back to the 1860s and range from $70,000 to over $300,000.  Many homes in this neighborhood are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Newer homes are mainly on the north and west edges of town.  More upscale and executive-style homes are being built in subdivisions around the golf course at Bellevue Country Club.  Home-buyers in the market for new homes will find attractive options in subdivisions such as Brookdale Estates, which has large lots with golf course and lake views, and September Hills Country Estates, a wooded housing division three miles south on U.S. Highway 73.  One of the city’s newest developments in Park Place, which features townhomes offering limited maintenance for busy professionals or retired persons.  Heritage Hills on Highway 7 North continues to be a popular area for mid-range family homes, quality apartments, and duplexes.  New homes are normally under construction in this area.

Realtors in Atchison include:

Colonial Realty
1007 Skyway, (913) 367-4464

Reilly & Sons, Inc.
Leavenworth, KS, 1-800-541-1064

Stranger Creek Realty
Effingham, KS, (913) 833-4835

Sunrise Homes, Inc.
617 Commercial, ((13) 367-1000

United County Gateway
337 South 10th, (913) 367-3116


To establish water, sewer and trash pick-up via the City of Atchison, call City Hall, 367-5500. Use the following if you experience problems with these services:

Water & Sewer
City of Atchison
515 Kansas Avenue
(913) 367-5000
Weekend Emergencies 367-4323

Trash Collection
City Shop

Transfer Station
Rt. 4
Old Hwy 73 W.

Private Services & Utilities

Telephone Services


Gas Service

Kansas Gas Service

Electric Service

Westar Energy

Cable service

Vyve Broadband
(855) 367-8983

Private Trash Services

Martin’s Trash Service
Effingham, KS  66023

Deffenbaugh Disposal
P.O. Box 3220
913-367-7049 or 913-631-3300

Norris & Son
1502 S. Leonard
P.O. Box 7080
St. Joseph, Mo  64507

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