Topeka's workforce is largely made up of state employees, primarily those working within health, social services, and education. The city's four school districts provide employment for nearly 5,000 and include numerous parochial and private institutions for those seeking public school alternatives. In addition to public sector opportunities, several major companies have manufacturing operations based in Topeka including Payless ShoeSource, Frito-Lay, and Goodyear Tire. When it comes to leisure activities, there's no shortage of choices around the city. Enjoy informative entertainment when you visit the Children's Discovery Center located within Gage Park, Forbes Field's Combat Air Museum, and the Topeka Zoo. Sports fans have options as well, with the Topeka Senators and Golden Giants (collegiate baseball), RoadRunners (hockey), and Kansas Koyotes (indoor football).

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Although the city name literally translates to suggest that Topeka is a good place for digging up potatoes, there's a whole lot more to the capital city of Kansas. It boasts a population of approximately 127,000, with over 100,000 more in the greater metropolitan area. Residential communities feature an assortment of attractive ranch-style homes and bungalows. Within Historic Districts such as College Avenue, charming Tudor, Prairie School, and Craftsman style buildings make for an inviting, homey atmosphere.

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