A repeat ranker on the Top 100 Best Places to Live, Lawrence offers a strong educational system anchored by the University of Kansas. The downtown area is regarded as one of the most dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment districts in the Midwest, and the community's strong economy is anchored by companies in sectors like agriculture, finance and research. Adding to Lawrence's beauty is Massachusetts Street, ranked among the most scenic main streets in America. The city is located along the banks of the Kansas and Wakarusa rivers, and quality of life life amenities include more than 50 parks and a thriving music and arts scene.
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