Finding Your Home
Median home value: $80,900
(Source: U.S. Census)
Selecting a family’s home is one of the most important decisions a family will make. One near parks and recreation, great schools, families and friends, in safe neighbors and with a short commute to work. That is what you will find in Cowley County. Cowley County boasts a wide variety of housing opportunities with available homes ranging from large and upscale ($300,000) to plenty of starter-level homes ($30-$50,000). See current home listing prices on realtor.com and learn about the statewide housing assistance program for first time home owners. Another good resource for finding your home for both own or rental is Kansas Housing Resources Corporation. USDA also have Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program for low and moderate income households. Other USDA programs for Kansas, click here.
Realtors Serving Cowley County
Looking for buying a home in Cowley County? Here’s the list for realtors that are serving Cowley County.
Cost of Living Calculator
This link has “Cost of Living Comparison Calculator” that tells you how much your income can stretch by living in Cowley County!
A range of rental housing options is available, from single family homes to well-groomed apartment communities. As you look to locate in Cowley County, many will search for a rental location as they decide on a location to put permanent roots. The followings are available rentals that have been listed locally in Cowley County. The list is updated on/around the 1st of the month:
- 1 Bedroom Rental List
- 2 Bedroom Rental List
- 3 or more Bedroom Rental List
- Landlord/Property Management Contact List
- Rental Property List for Udall
- Winfield Landlord Association Rental Properties/Realtors Contact List
Also offered in the county are income-based and senior housing choices. Please go to “Retirement” page for the list of quality senior housing. Below is the list of income based housing in Cowley County:
Communities in Cowley County offer historic houses on shaded streets, garden homes, and new housing subdivisions. Build-to-suit lots are available in quiet community neighborhoods or on nearby golf courses.
Kansas Landlord-Tenant Laws
Useful information regarding landlords and tenants rights when problem arises.
U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
This page has many links to government assistant for renters (scroll down to the bottom of the page).
U.S Department of Agriculture Rural Development
This program assists approved lenders in providing low- and moderate-income households the opportunity to own adequate, modest, decent, safe and sanitary dwellings as their primary residence in eligible rural areas.
When you encounter tenant – landlord problem that cannot be resolved by contacting your landlord, call the city office where you reside:
- City of Arkansas City office: 620-441-4400
- City of Winfield office: 620-221-5500
- City of Udall office: 620-782-3512
- City of Burden office: 620-438-2360
- City of Dexter office: 620-876-5569
- City of Atlanta office: 620-394-2220
Arkansas City: 620-442-1424
Resourceful site for other house/home related troubles with businesses/services + Do-Not-Call List.
Extended Stay Lodging
In the mean time while you are searching for your perfect home, or if you’d like to stay in Cowley County for extended period of time to explore longer, there are few locations offer extended stay option:
Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn
6100 Patterson Pkwy
Arkansas City, Kansas, 67005
Phone: (620) 307-6767
Toll Free Reservations: (844) 377-7215
This brand new hotel is the first to feature both extended stay suites and standard rooms. Conveniently located 45 minutes south of Wichita, KS off Highway 77. Patterson Park Inn is nestled in the southern flint hills of Kansas bordering the state of Oklahoma. Discounts available for extended stay. For more information, click here.
The realtors in Ark City are amazing. We were able to rent a home from a local realtor for a few months while we were looking for a home. Something I never knew was possible! They set us up on a monthly basis and kept us informed until a home became available. We found our home in a newer development and are amazed at the friendships and sense of community our neighborhood has. We have been known to have monthly parties in the summer moving from one garage to another and all of the kids have the run of the neighborhood. My family is proud to be a part of the neighborhood and we love it!
— Nick Hernandez
Alternatives to new, single family dwellings include condominiums or town home units and moderately priced apartments to accommodate and attract a growing workforce.
Homes with acreage are available throughout rural areas of the county with convenient access to communities, schools and employment. In northwest Cowley, new housing prospects are high with residents looking for a short commute to the Wichita metro area.
In Cowley County you can be part of a community, urban or rural, and live within a convenient driving distance to your work. Whether you prefer new construction or the elegance of an early 20th Century home, you can find what you’re looking for in Cowley County.
In case of severe storms
Cowley County has several locations for public shelter for people who do not have basements. Cowley County Emergency Management complied the list below: