I lived in Topeka for nine years and I have to say it was the worst mistake I've ever made.
The cost of living is cheaper, but you get what you pay for.
Absolutely no culture,no night life to speak of,Public transportation that consists of buses between 5:AM and 6:PM hourly, and no service on Sunday's.
Bad food,High crime rates.
By far the worst school system I've ever seen.
Unfriendly people,You will run into White supremacists and Religious fanatics (the ones that picket soldiers funerals)
A corrupt legal system complete with lawyers who lie about what they filed on your behalf as they take your money and actually filed nothing.(This happened to my twice with two different layers)
A bad job market with the lowest minimum wage in the United states.
If your thinking of moving to Topeka Kansas please consider any other alternative you may have before making this huge mistake with your life.