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Wichita truly offers something for everyone, boasting a diverse range of neighborhoods within and around the city limits. Click here to see Wichita's most recent national rankings.

Downtown Wichita
Downtown Wichita is experiencing a revitalization in its housing market, with several loft renovations in historical structures such as old warehouses. The Downtown and Old Town areas border one another, both consisting of buildings renovated with apartments, lofts and condos for those desiring to live in the center of the city.

Riverside, a lush neighborhood with mature trees and houses ranging from bungalows to Victorian homes, runs along the Arkansas River and is surrounded by several sprawling parks.

Central/East Wichita
East of Hillside Street, you will discover charming neighborhoods established in the first half of the 20th century. Several distinctive areas have made their mark here, including Eastborough, an intimate setting with large homes built in the mid 1900's. College Hill is another neighborhood brimming with old world charm, featuring brick roads and classic homes built in the early 1900's.

East Wichita
East Wichita is experiencing rapid growth, with new homes under construction alongside shopping and business districts, including The Waterfront and Bradley Fair. Here you can find both tastefully updated older houses and elegant estates in some of the area's most exclusive environs.

Northeast Wichita
Development is everywhere you look in Northeast Wichita - most buildings in this area are less than 10 years old. Substantial acreage is still available for homes built in some areas.

Northwest Wichita
The Northwest sector is currently the fastest growing part of the city, absolutely booming with brand new shopping plazas, restaurants, businesses and new homes. Home owners can choose from groundbreaking master planned communities to condominiums on the lake.

West Wichita
West Wichita offers quiet suburban living coupled with close proximity to all the amenities and luxuries of the Northwest part of the city. This area is full of well established neighborhoods with big trees, ponds and homes built in the 1960's.

South Wichita
This area features affordable homes alongside new developments. It is a quiet area, with many shops and businesses nearby.

Wichita's suburbs
Several quickly growing suburbs surround Wichita, including Derby, Andover, Park City, Valley Center, Kechi, Haysville,  Maize and Goddard.

Wichita Independent Neighborhoods (WIN)
Wichitans get involved...and they make a difference. Perhaps one of the best examples is the number of neighborhood associations (more than 80) that have sprung up around town to help keep crime at a minimum. To keep this solidarity and momentum going, The Wichita Independent Neighborhoods organization was formed. WIN serves as a communications/training center to keep the neighborhood organizations informed and connected for continued success.

Community policing programs
By foot, bike, door-to-door, at neighborhood get-togethers... Wichita police officers are developing more than a presence in Wichita neighborhoods - they're developing personal, positive relationships. This police-community partnership has strengthened the neighborhoods' spirit, heightened crime and drug prevention awareness and generated support for local anti-crime programs.

Section Highlights:
  • Wichita ranked No. 23  for small-business growth among the top 102 metro areas in the United States in 2013.
  • Wichita boasts an average commute time of 18.7 minutes.
  • The median sales price for an existing single-family home in the Wichita metro area was $114,200 in the first quarter of 2014 according to the National Association of Realtors.
  • Wichita is home to 40 museums and galleries.
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