Auburn is a small, peaceful town located in the northeast corner of Kansas. It is located close to the I-335 about 20 miles from Topeka
, Kansas. It is beautiful and quaint. Auburn has one grade school, a few small restaurants, a community center, churches, and other small businesses.
It has warm, humid summers and cool winters, and doesn’t experience too many extreme temperatures overall.
This family-friendly town was settled in 1856 as Brownville and the name was changed to Auburn the following year (this is because there was another Brownville nearby). The founder, John Brown, decided it was a good location to build some homes and establish a small town.
Auburn was one of the “boom” towns after the 1950s. This means that many people came and started homes and families in the area following the war, but the population went down and growth of the town slowed as a railroad station took traffic other places, particularly to Topeka nearby.
Many of the residents in Auburn, Kansas commute to work in the nearby, bigger cities such as Topeka and Lawrence
. It is a beautiful, green rural town away from the fast-lane, busy lifestyle some cities seem to have.
Life is serene and easygoing here.
Some of the popular restaurants in this simplistic town include the Monsoon Grill, Rowhouse Restaurant, Texas Roadhouse, and Lonnie Q’s BBQ. Many of the events and things to do here stem from its closeness to the state capital, Topeka.
Topeka offers lots of entertainment, from theaters to museums, arts, music, fine dining, and annual events which bring many tourists year-round.
It is a lively city.
If you’re not one for living in the middle of things, but you still enjoy the city life, Auburn, Kansas is a great out-of-the-way option close to the many activities, work opportunities, and entertainment available in Topeka.