Quality of Life


Franklin County continues to move forward as one of the premier communities in Northeast Kansas. Franklin County offers the best of both worlds… big city amenities with quaint community charm.  Residents can enjoy a variety of locally owned restaurants, golf, fishing, bike trails, parks, frequent festivals, outstanding schools (K- college), excellent health care, and a safe a secure community.

Located nearby is Lawrence, KS the home of Kansas University, and the greater Kansas City Metro area.  Big city opportunities nearby with quaint local charm at home. All of these benefits located in an affordable cost of living region of the country.

Others Include:

  • Nationally recognized Hospital/Health Care System
  • Local High Schools on the leading edge of education
  • Affordable Housing Costs
  • Close proximity to Kansas City
  • Local Art and Entertainment options Classic Main Street district

Living in Franklin County

Franklin County provides both a hometown community lifestyle and immediate access to the Kansas City metro region. The quality of life in Franklin County is representative of the benefits of living in the midwest.


Franklin County is committed to keeping its residents healthy both physically and mentally. Advent Health - Ottawa provides outstanding health care along with terrific doctors, dentist, and chiropractors.


Franklin County is home to outstanding public K-12 school districts.  We also are the home of Ottawa University and Neosho County Community College.