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Welcome to Wichita!

Not only has Wichita been named an All-American City four times since 1962, it also ranked among the top 32 cities nationally for quality of life. In fact, Money magazine recently named the Wichita community a Top 10 Best Place to live (right above New York City). These rankings communicate affordability, short and easy commutes to work and a high level of public safety for your family - attributes you simply can't find in most metro areas. Wichita's diverse business community truly prizes and encourages entrepreneurship and innovation - values confirmed by companies like Pizza Hut and Coleman Companies, which got their start right here in the middle of the heartland.


11 Reasons Why Millennials are Proud to Call Wichita Home

 A group of young creatives in Wichita created an infographic in October, 2016 about their favorite spects of living and working in Wichita. Learn more about what motivated them on our November 22 blog post. Please feel free to share this image with others or post on your own site.


#ILoveWichita and the Wichita flag

A resurgence of Wichita pride has overtaken ICT, and at the center of the movement is the Wichita flag and #ILoveWichita. Although the flag was adopted in 1937, it has only recently grown in mainstream popularity. The flag, along with a grassroots #ILoveWichita campaign, has steadily gained momentum over the last year and a half. There are currently more than 2,300 posts on Instagram alone using the hashtags, each providing an authentic look into what makes Wichita unique.

The picture below is from a billboard campaign that began running in June 2016 using images from social media that have been posted using #ILoveWichita. 

Visit ILoveWichita.org for more information.


Wichita Videos

Video credit: Tallgrass Film Association with visiting director Mark Covino. This video was the product of Project Nano, a 2015 Tallgrass Film Association filmmaking workshop.


See more Wichita videos here.


Wichita Playlist

The Chamber has put together a playlist of music that all relates to Wichita. Check out our YouTube channel for more videos about Wichita.

Section Highlights:
  • Wichita is ranked No. 10  for best cities for new college grads in 2016.
  • 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 $127,000 in the first quarter of 2016 according to the National Association of Realtors.
  • Wichita is home to 40 museums and galleries.