Salina was founded in 1858 along the banks of the Smoky Hill River by a group of men sent west by famed newspaper editor Horace Greeley, who urged a nation to settle the West when he said – “Go West Young Man.” Salina has grown to about 50,000, making it the seventh largest city in Kansas.
Salina is a progressive city with a growing population of 50,000. Salina serves as the regional hub for state-of-the-art medical services, providing services to a 14-county area of north-central Kansas serving 180,000. Salina also serves as the regional hub for retail trade and entertainment. A diverse economy and strong work ethic allow Salina to continually rank among Kansas’ best in such areas as cost of living, regional trade pull, unemployment and personal income.
Located just 90 miles north of Wichita, Salina is an affluent community with historic roots. Salina's real estate and housing choices are diverse, including new construction, historic homes in tree-lined residential areas near the hospital, and private country properties within easy commuting distance to the hospital. Salina also provides many educational opportunities that range from private and public grade schools to four year universities. Enjoy the areas vast recreational amenities, some of which include our beautiful golf courses, parks and lakes. The performing arts center, community theatre, remarkable zoo and entertaining festivals are among the many activities you and your family will enjoy in Salina. Give your family the lifestyle they have dreamed of!