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Pros

-Cost of living
-Attractive downtown
-Arts & culture

Cons

-Harsh climate
-Economic cycles
-Isolation


What Bert Has To Say About Wichita Metro Area


It may surprise some, but Wichita is the largest city in Kansas (most of Kansas City is in Missouri). Surrounded by wheat fields and oil-industry facilities, this traditional Midwestern city has a diverse agricultural and industrial economy. In part because of its invulnerable central U.S. location, World War II aircraft design and production facilities were located in the area. Today aviation firms like Beech, Cessna (Raytheon), Stearman, Lear (Bombardier), and Boeing all have plants nearby, and there are numerous supporting precision parts and engineering firms in the area.


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Quick Facts About Wichita


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Wichita is 5.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wichita jobs have Increased by 0.30 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Wichita's cost of living is 13.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Wichita's population is 381,176 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.37 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Wichita is $118,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.40 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Wichita public schools spend $13,358 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in Wichita.

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Comments


I do not recommend anyone ever move here
Terrible schools, they are behind schools in California, Washington and probably every where else. The worst doctors I have ever encountered, I have lived in NM, WV, CA,... (read more)
American Dream Is Alive and Well In Oz
I've lived in Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, (25 years), Scottsdale and Newport Beach, Ca, yet amongst all the places I've lived there is no better than Wichita for a... (read more)
Not a Nice Place to Live
For years I have been listening to my neighbor beat on his drum set. As he's gotten older, he's also gotten stronger, and beats on his drums even harder. I talked to... (read more)
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