This US State Pays Newcomers Up To $15K To Move & Work In A Cool City

Moving isn't so bad with some extra cash. 💸

Texas Staff Writer
A field of tulips in Topeka, KS. Right: A woman walking on a crosswalk in Topeka, KS.

A field of tulips in Topeka, KS. Right: A woman walking on a crosswalk in Topeka, KS.

If you ever needed a sign to move to the great midwestern United States, learning that there’s a state that will pay you thousands to lay your roots down in "America's Heartland" might be the one.

The community of Topeka, Kansas, currently offers a newcomer incentive of up to $15,000 to those who move to the new city and work there through the Choose Topeka program.

You could live in a town of 125,963 people that has a cool downtown area, gorgeous nature, a booming cultural scene, and so many things to do in your free time.

Before moving, you must qualify by having a full-time job lined up in the state's capital city that also participates in the monetary incentive. You must also rent or purchase a residence within a year of moving and participate in an "immersion program."

You will be given the cash incentive within your first year of residency, the official website states. This means renting a Topeka home would earn you up to $10,000, whereas purchasing a home in town gives you as much as $15,000 after year one.

Real estate help isn't included in the program, but Choose Topeka has many resources for purchasing a home in the surrounding charming suburbs or finding a cheaper rental in the local apartment complexes.

Not only will you be living in a cultural hub full of arts, a fun music scene, and cool eateries, but you'll also be located near Kansas City, Missouri, where you can visit the city for the day or catch a Kansas City Chiefs game.

Brittany Cristiano
Texas Staff Writer
Brittany Cristiano is a Staff Writer for Narcity’s USA Desk focused on viral TikToks, and trending local characters in the Southern United States. She is based in Houston, Texas.
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