North Topeka East Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
North Topeka East is an established neighborhood of older homes set on tidy lots, with sidewalks and heavy shade along with small parks sprinkled throughout. North Topeka East is bound by the Kansas River, Highway 75—Northwest Topeka Boulevard, and Highway 24.
A neighborhood attraction is the Great Overland Station and All Veterans Memorial. The station includes a museum displaying the city’s railroad history, and the grounds are the site of the Topeka Railroad Festival. The original Harvey House was here and tours are available. In addition, many year-round events attract all ages and interests.
Just across the Topeka Avenue Bridge, about four miles away, is Hummer Sports Park. This new facility hosts many sports events and has facilities for six sports, including a swimming pool and a track. Only a mile farther is Gage Park with a zoo, gardens, a small fishing pond, dog park, and community theatre. Across the street from Gage Park is a shopping center with several good restaurants and a large grocery store.
Kaw River State Park is near the Governor’s mansion and provides river access for kayaks and canoes. While the park seems set quite far out in the wilderness, it is actually less than a five-minute drive to shopping, dining, and entertainment.
The city’s largest mall is quite convenient for residents of North Topeka East. Westridge has major department stores, specialty stores, and food vendors. There is a large theater complex, and many national retail stores surround the mall, including Wal-Mart and Target.
Within twenty miles are two state parks, each with large lakes that are great for boating and fishing. Lake Perry State Park and Clinton State Park both have marinas and campgrounds, and both allow seasonal permit hunting. There are also equestrian trails at Lake Perry.