Community & Lifestyle


Finney County Has It All!

There are many factors to consider when choosing that perfect place that you and your family can call home. To help you make this important decision, we have created a list containing the most important factors to look for when relocating to a new city. Check out what Finney County has to offer you!


The cost of living in Kansas is nearly 8.74% below the national average, ranking our state the 6th lowest in the United States.

The bottom line is this - your dollar goes further here.

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Quality of Life

Finney County is home to many diverse cultural populations and provides an excellent environment for people of all ages. An important factor for the success of a community is its ability to grow, and Finney County is growing in many areas.

Visit Greater Garden City to view local events in Finney County.


Opportunities abound in Finney County. From a growing number of industries to continuing education opportunities, there is something for everyone in Finney County.

Making the transition shouldn’t be difficult with the many resources available to help you make a home in Finney County.

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Finney County is being served by St. Catherine Hospital. They provide the community with the latest innovations to provide exceptional care for all patients. St. Catherine is ahead of the curve in health care technology and state-of-the-art departments.

For more information please visit St. Catherine's website.


Education in Finney County provides numerous opportunities for students and families to earn a quality education. From preschool to graduate level degree programs, Finney County can provide many educational opportunities.

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Each year the amount of available housing units and rental units has increased to meet the needs of current and incoming citizens.

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According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the crime rate for Finney County has continued to decrease since 2009. Providing a safe community is a shared goal of all law enforcement agencies in Finney County.


Providing adequate childcare is key to being able to live and work in Finney County.

There are resources available to assist you with your childcare needs.

For additional information please visit the ChildCare Aware of Kansas website.


Finney County has become a regional hub for retail and industry and the options don't end there.  From golf to shopping to festivals and art shows, you'll never lack of things to do in Finney County!

Lee Richardson Zoo

Lee Richardson Zoo is one of the area's premiere zoos and is AZA certified. With a world class staff, the facility is always offering family friendly events for people of all ages: Giraffe Encounters, hands on educational opportunities, and behind the scenes sneak peeks.  Did we mention that it's FREE ADMISSION?!?!

Parrot Cove Waterpark

Finney County's newest attraction! Garden City is home to the only indoor waterpark between Denver and Kansas City. With daily specials, it is sure to be fun for the whole family.

GC Wind Baseball

In 2015, Garden City became host city to the Garden City Wind Professional Baseball team. Establishing it's home in the historic Clint Lightner Field, the Wind take the field numerous days per week beginning in May and running through July.

Something for everyone

Finney County is home to very active Arts community. Looking for a play? Art gallery? Festival? You'll find it here!

Garden City Arts

Located in the heart of the city, Garden City offers rotating art exhibits, a gift shop and various art classes for artists of all ages and talent levels.

Tumbleweed Festival

Whether you like country, rock, bluegrass, Americana, folk, Christian, or that hard-to-classify sound; the Tumbleweed Festival is for you! Each year the Tumbleweed Festival aims to provide a variety of entertainers from across the musical spectrum in a setting which allows you to roam the entire festival grounds and hear them all!

We've got it all...

Whether you are looking for major national retailers or hometown favorites, the Garden City area has just what you're looking for.

The newly developed Schulman Crossing features over 300,000 sq ft of retail space and features major retailers like TJ Maxx, Ulta and Dicks Sporting Goods.

Downtown...The Heart of the City

Head just a bit farther west and check out our great downtown district with a fabulous coffee house, various restaurants and many niche shops.

Plus, Main Street is the home to Stevens Park where numerous concerts and festivals are held throughout the year.  Stevens Park also hosts a weekly Farmers Market featuring goods from local vendors from June through September.

Golf and more!

There is always something to do here - play a round of golf on our TWO nationally recognized golfcourses, take a fitness class, or bike the Talley Trail.

Neighborhood parks offer such amenities as playgrounds, skateboard facilities, jogging and walking paths, basketball courts,  and soccer and baseball fields.