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Neighboring Towns

Buhler | Haven | Pretty Prairie | South Hutchinson | Yoder | Pleasantview


Relying on the traditional values of personal integrity, respect for others, honesty and dependability, the support of the community helps create an appealing quality of life. Beautiful parks with recreation facilities provide opportunities for leisure activities, and a new residential development boasts new home sites to accommodate families seeking a community with a small town environment, yet large enough to provide most essential services.  
The 2003 census counted 1,334 Buhler residents, many of whom attend one of the three churches within the city limits, and whose children most likely attend either Buhler Grade School or Buhler High School, also located within the city limits. 

We encourage you to visit our unique city, located 11 miles northeast of Hutchinson. Spend some time in beautiful Wheatland Park, shop in our stores and pause for a quick lunch or a leisurely evening meal. You will receive a friendly welcome. 

Please visit our website for additional detailed information about our community at www.buhlerks.org.



Haven is conveniently located on the four-lane K-96 expressway in south central Kansas, with a thriving downtown, excellent schools and many recreation facilities. Only minutes from Hutchinson, families continue to locate to this pleasant rural community as a place to raise their family.

Haven's downtown has all the essential services of a viable, growing community, including a grocery store, full service bank, credit union, two car dealerships, a hardware store, two antique stores, a café, emergency medical services, six churches and much more. 

Unlike many small communities, Haven has activity downtown anytime of the day. And, children in and around the Haven community have the opportunity to complete twelve years of quality schooling in town. 

City recreation facilities include parks, ball diamonds, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and various youth programs such as Scouting, FFA and 4-H.

We invite you to come and join us by moving your home to Haven, locating your business in our friendly community and enjoying the real pleasures of quality living without fear of walking alone at night. For more information on Haven, visit our website at www.havencityhall.org.  


Pretty Prairie

It may be the rodeo that brings you to town for the first time, but the friendly people and our unique brand of Western hospitality keep visitors coming back. 

You'll love the fun-filled, family atmosphere of Kansas' Largest Night Rodeo every July. Famous for it's special blend of entertainment and professional competition, the rodeo attracts over 250 top professional cowboys in the nation and 20,000 spectators annually. 

The Links at Pretty Prairie is a challenging 9-hole, links-style course. The bluegrass fairways and bentgrass greens are fully irrigated and bordered with native tall grasses. Located at the southwest corner of town, all access roads are paved and it is open to the public seven days a week. Pretty Prairie, like most small towns, is busy with youth activities and ball games, scouting and church activities. At the hub of it all is our school, with an impressive pupil/teacher ratio of 10 to 1. 

Housing and home sites are available for those who prefer quiet country living. Hutchinson is a relaxing commute of 25 minutes to the north. For the more mature residents, we have a beautiful retirement village and intermediate care facility, Prairie Sunset Home


South Hutchinson

South Hutchinson is located in Reno County, on Highways US 50, K-61, K-96 and K-14. The city boundaries are marked on north and east city limits by the Arkansas River. The river divides South Hutchinson from the city of Hutchinson. 

Salt has been an important part of the town's history. At one time, 17 salt companies did business here, and Morton Salt still has a large plant here. 

In 1887, the first salt in this area was discovered in South Hutchinson by the town's founder, Ben Blanchard. The salt industry is one of the most important businesses in South Hutchinson and Hutchinson. 

The Reno County Veterans Memorial is currently under construction in South Hutchinson.  Reno County veterans, living or deceased from all conflicts and eras are recognized for their contributions to protecting American freedom at home and abroad. Located in South Hutchinson, the Reno County Memorial represents the commitment of all citizens of Reno County to honor those who chose to enter into military service. Click here for more information.

For more information about South Hutchinson, visit us on the web at www.southhutch.com.


In 1906, A.M. Switzer plotted the little town of Yoder as a central point for surrounding Amish communities. Though many businesses and homes have moved in around Yoder, the picturesque town has stayed the same size. 

With the emergence of new business, Yoder has prospered, inviting visitors to take a step back in time and enjoy the Amish settlement. The town is a quaint mixture of the past and present, as horse buggies are intermingled with cars and trucks. 

Stroll down the streets in the quiet and quaint community that boasts several unique and timeless treasures in its welcoming stores. Enjoy the intricate beauty of hand-stitched quilts, stores filled with antiques, handcrafted furniture, as well as the old-style hardware store. Don't forget to treat yourself to a freshly-made delicious cinnamon roll at the bakery at Carriage Crossing.  And top off your visit with dinner at one of the three local restaurants. 

Yoder welcomes its visitors to enjoy the simplicity of the past with comforts of the present. For more information on Yoder, go to www.yoderkansas.com


In July of 1883 the families of Abraham Nisly and Christian Bontrager left Illinois and headed for Nebraska seeking bountiful farmland. They were unable to complete their trip due to flooding, but an eager railroad land agent told them of good, inexpensive land in Kansas. On July 25, 1883, the families got off at the last stop on the Santa Fe line, in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Today, more than 100 years later the descendants of these Amish families still live in Reno County, now called the Pleasantview Community.

Come spend a day in Pleasantview and visit the 17 businesses which include Fairview Service, Dutch Kitchen, Stutzman's Greenhouse, Midwest Farm & Dairy Supply, Country Home Furnishings, Golden Rule Travel, Bill's Sewing Machine & Vac Doc, Country Fabrics, Glenn's Bulk Food & Book Store, Pleasantview Home Improvement, Custom Mills, Peoples Bank & Trust, Quality Body Shop, Miller's Vinyl Fencing, & Bridgman Oil.  For more information on Pleasantview visit us online at pleasantviewkansas.com.