Living in Wamego
Wamego's success as a community can be attributed to many factors: strategic location, proximity to larger urban areas, and the quality of its citizens.
Heavy and light manufacturing form the core of the Wamego economy. This is bolstered by area agriculture, value-added ag product development and production, regional retail and financial services, an excellent health care and educational system and continually developing arts, entertainment and recreational attractions.
This vibrant, progressive small city in Northeast Kansas in Pottawatomie County is advantageously located at the junction of US Highways 24 and 99. Wamego lies only 12 minutes east of Manhattan and 30 minutes west of the state capital in Topeka. Wamego is located only a few minutes north of Interstate 70 along the banks of the Kansas River.
Kansas is ranked one of the Top Ten Happiest States and the citizens of Wamego are no exception. A beautiful downtown, historic landmarks, gorgeous city park, and many famous festivals and events are all the result of consistently strong and effective local leadership, partnered with great community spirit and participation.