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The History of Lawrence, KS

The city of Lawrence, located in eastern Kansas just 41 miles west of Kansas City, has a rich and dramatic history that dates back to the Bleeding Kansas era that preceded the Civil War. The city was founded in 1854 on behalf of the New England Emigrant Aid Company in order to help secure the state’s anti-slavery position, and received its name from prominent politician and abolitionist Amos Adams Lawrence. During the Civil War, Lawrence became a hotbed of violence between opposing groups from Kansas and Missouri, which culminated into the tragic Lawrence Massacre of August 21, 1863; on that day, William Quantrill and a group of Confederate guerrillas ransacked the town, burning a majority of its buildings and killing nearly 200 men. At the culmination of the war, residents of Lawrence began to recover and rebuild, and one of the steps they took to secure their city’s future was to establish the University of Kansas in 1865 on 40 acres of land donated by first Kansas Governor Charles Robinson. In the years after, Lawrence became a city of firsts as the site of operations for the first Kansas railroad in 1871, and the site of the state’s first telephone installation in 1877.

Lawrence Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 150 homes for sale in Lawrence, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
45% Land/lot, 41% Single Family, 1% Townhouse, 1% Rental, 1% Multi Family and 12% Other.

45% Land/lot
41% Single Family
13% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 150
Average Home Size 2,731 ft² / 254 m²
Price Range ($34,900 - $1,000,000)

Weather in Lawrence

The average high temperatures in Lawrence range from 38 in January to 90 in July

Average home income in Lawrence

The average household income of a Lawrence resident is $66,473 with an average home value of $202,161

Population of Lawrence

Lawrence has 94,924 residents.

Home ownership in Lawrence

The average level of home ownership in Lawrence is 48%.

Education breakdown of Lawrence

Education levels of residents of Lawrence include: highschool 16%, associate 7%, bachelor 32%, graduate 22%.

Households in Lawrence

Lawrence has 37,856 homes, built on average 41 years ago.

Information from in and around Lawrence...

You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 150 homes for sale in Lawrence. These homes are comprised of Land/lot, Single Family, Townhouse, Rental, Multi Family and Other. The average list price of these property results is 244,287. Prices are displayed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Lawrence please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 150 homes for sale in Lawrence, KS are represented by 2 member brokerages serving the Lawrence area. Member brokerages representing the 150 homes include McGrew Real Estate and ReeceNichols Real Estate.