The Marshall County, Kansas Edge -
According to Smart Asset, Marshall County ranks 2nd place in KS for the most affordable place to retire in KS! The Clay Center Dispatch, Dec. 30, 2019 says the study analyzed data on the median annual property taxes paid in each county and their respective cost of living, which includes items like food, medical care and transportation.” It also figured items like Social Security, pension and 401 (k) taxes. Marshall County show an average payment of $1,344 in property taxes and a cost of living at $30,173.
Rural Opportunity Zones - Marshall County qualifies a ROZ county which means that individuals who move here from out-of-state will not need to pay income tax for 5 years.
The state will also matches the employer's $1,500 a year grant to reduce student loan debt. This brings our youth back to the area and retains our young professionals. For more info., go the ROZ & WOTC tab.
Yes we are rural, but here in the flint hills of Marshall County, we rate at the top for available retail and services. That's important to to new business looking to locate here. Take a look at the comparisons throughout the state with the 2017 service gap analysis summmary!
As far as living in Marshall County, Marysville, the County Seat was voted one of the top five best small towns to live in by Kansas! Travel Magazine, November, 2016. Known as the Black Squirrel City, over 30 artistically painted fiberglass squirrels are on parade throughout Marysville. Known for outstanding arts and culture, great schools and neighborhoods, Marshall County, KS is a place where the quality of life makes us proud to call it "Home."
Kansas Scenery can't be beat!