Best Places to Live in Wichita, Kansas

Mid-sized city - South-central Kansas along the Arkansas River
-Cost of living
-Attractive downtown
-Arts & culture
-Harsh climate
-Economic cycles

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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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Country: United States
State: Kansas
County: Sedgwick County
Metro Area: Wichita Metro Area
City: Wichita
Zip Codes: 67212, 67203, 67217, 67207, 67216, 67218, 67213, 67204, 67211, 67208, 23 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 1340 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Wichita is 5.20% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wichita jobs have increased by 0.93%. Learn More...
Compared to the rest of the country, Wichita's cost of living is 15.40% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Wichita's Cost of Living
Wichita's population is 389,965 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 28.27%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Wichita is $114,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.85%. Check out the homes in the area.
Wichita public schools spend $12,527 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Wichita. Learn More...

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It's a good time to buy in Wichita. Home Appreciation is up 2.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Wichita Real Estate.

The median home price in Wichita is $114,400. Browse Homes in this Range.

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Reviews for Wichita    55 Reviews
Better than some places- harsh weather - 3/24/2018
After living in Seattle for 7 years I prefer Wichita. Violent crime worse in Wichita but property/vehicle crimes in Seattle MUCH worse and had to deal with CONSTANT... (Read More)

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Wish I could say better but.... - 1/22/2018
I really wish I could give Wichita a good review. Its been my home for 6 months now. Its about to be my ex home - I have a job offer elsewhere. Its been hard. I... (Read More)

Wichita is a real S-hole. - 12/21/2016
If you're Conservative and Christian, you're going to love what Wichita has to offer! Churches & fast food is the staple of Wichita. Wichita is so Conservative that... (Read More)

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67212, 67203, 67217, 67207, 67216, 67218, 67213, 67204, 67211, 67208, 23 total