It's one thing to say you're an outstanding community, but it's another thing to prove it. Over the years, Derby has a received number of recognitions for its aquatic park, Rock River Rapids, and for being a great place to retire and find affordable housing. Here are a few of our recent accolades and links to more information about the recognition.
World Waterpark Association Wave Award
Rock River Rapids TV Commercial
Fastest Growing Cities that are Still Affordable for Homebuyers (#390) - September 2020
Derby has been nationally recognized by LendEDU as one of the fastest-growing U.S. cities that is affordable for homebuyers. Cities were ranked according to median monthly home cost, including mortgage payments and utilities. These figures rank Derby #390 in the country and #1 in the state of Kansas.
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), Derby Police Department, March 2020Class 7 National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System (FEMA)
Derby floodplain insurance holders are eligible for up to a 15 percent discount.
Top 4 Cities & Towns to Buy a Home in the U.S.
PennyGeeks, February 2018
National Blue Ribbon School 2017
Playful City USA
2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010
National Institute of Senior Centers Accreditation
Derby Senior Center
2011 - First Accredited Senior Center in Kansas
10 Happiest Cities in Kansas (No. 7)
Creditdonkey.com, July 2017
10 Most Successful Cities in Kansas (No. 6)
Zippia, August 2016
Top 15 Safest Cities in Kansas (No. 3)
www.backgroundchecks.org, May 2016
14 Safest Cities in Kansas (No. 11)
Safe Choice Security News, August 2014
Top 10 Safest Community in Kansas
Movoto Real Estate, August 2014