People who are looking for a new home for rent in the area around Kansas City, Missouri, may be overwhelmed with their impending decision. Though some people think of the Midwest as a relatively homogeneous region, the sprawl of cities and suburbs are actually quite different from one another. The unique details of each town give rental home hunters a lot to think about, but they also offer a string of attractive options to meet one's needs. Many young professionals and even new families decide to rent a home in Lawrence, Kansas. The city, which is only about 25 miles from Topeka and 40 miles from Kansas City, is home to both the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. Consequently, those who rent Lawrence homes enjoy a distinct "college town" lifestyle, an influence that is felt in nearly all aspects of the community.
Renters in Lawrence get a sense of the college vibe by virtue of the city's libraries, its pair of microbreweries, and the omnipresence of locally-owned coffee shops. However, the city is probably best known as a hot spot for music and art, having been named one of the "Best Lil' College Towns" in the U.S. by Rolling Stone magazine, and been covered for its thriving music scene by the New York Times. In particular, those who rent homes in Lawrence can visit the Replay Lounge to play pinball, sample some Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and enjoy the tunes and the atmosphere.
While the popular Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival is no longer held in the town, the North vs. South music Festival has been a nice placeholder. For this event, which coincides with a reenactment of the Civil War battle known as Quantrill's Raid, about 50 independent rock bands from around the country make an appearance.
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