Atchison is picturesquely situated on hills and bluffs beside the Missouri River in the northeast corner of Kansas. The metropolitan areas of Kansas City, Topeka and St. Joseph, MO are within an hour’s drive or less, yet Atchison is just far enough away to have its own small-town charm and personality.
The much sought-after all-American ideal is personified in Atchison, where residents enjoy affordable housing, diverse job opportunities, an excellent education system, vibrant arts, and recreational outlets for all ages.
Atchison residents take pride in their rich heritage, which dates back to Kansas’ earliest days, and is evident in an abundance of impressive Victorian homes.
Since its days as a major supplier to the West, Atchison has maintained a healthy business climate.
Over the years, Atchison has continued to sustain major and diverse industries, which provide jobs to residents throughout northeast Kansas. Several companies have national and international connections and market products to all corners of the world.
Shoppers from throughout the region are drawn to Atchison by the variety, value and personal service of its retail merchants. Our downtown is centered around a beautifully-landscaped outdoor pedestrian plaza where a growing number of specialty shops attracts droves of shoppers from as far away as Omaha and Des Moines. Shoppers can happily browse for gifts, antiques, collectibles, home furnishings, garden accessories, clothing, toys and games for children in more than a dozen specialty stores.