Areas & Neighborhoods - EDC of Lawrence & Douglas County
The largest community and county seat of Douglas County, Lawrence is home to more than 92,000 people. And that’s without the college students! The city is known for its artistic influence, charm, and its signature funky vibe. Lawrence’s unexpected cultural amenities infuse a layer of sophistication into the mix, unrivaled by other communities its size, in Kansas and throughout the country.
Home to the University of Kansas, more than 28,000 students give the city of Lawrence a youthful energy that feeds its unique character.
In addition to the community’s unique cultural profile, the city offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, efficient public transportation, an award-winning education system, and convenient access to the major metropolitan area of Kansas City.
More than 4,500 people call Baldwin City home. The community’s population is youthful – with a median age of 30.
While its demographics skew toward the younger set, it’s a community rich in history. Baldwin City is home to Baker University, the oldest four-year college in the state of Kansas.
The Battle of Black Jack, which is recorded as the first skirmish between pro and anti-slavery forces before the Civil War took place just east of city.
Baldwin City was also a stop on The Santa Fe Trail, and deep ruts carved by settlers’ wagons can still be seen along the path the trail took.
Eudora is located in eastern Douglas County, just 15 minutes from the county seat of Lawrence and 15 minutes from the Kansas City Metro area.
This handy location offers Eudora’s more than 6,200 residents the opportunity to experience distinctive small town living without sacrificing accessibility to the conveniences and amenities of larger metro areas.
Eudora’s community profile is young with a median age of 31. That’s made quality education a priority for the community. The Eudora school system is exceptional, and has been recognized as a top 10 school district in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
Lecompton is located halfway between the state capital of Topeka and Lawrence.
Lecompton is a small community with a large impact on American history. A town of 630 residents, it was the location where the controversial LeCompton Constitution was written. The document supported Kansas’ admittance into the Union as a pro-slavery state and served as a catalyst for a series of events that eventually led to the Civil War.
Today, Lecompton serves as a destination for Civil War history enthusiasts. Several locations throughout the community hold historical significance and Lecompton’s Lane University Museum holds a large collection of Pre-Civil War maps and books.