Review of Wichita, Kansas

It has nice and not so nice qualities
Star Rating - 7/8/2019
I grew up there. Here's the good, bad and ugly. First the bad- the worst thing about this place is the weather. It absolutely sucks all year. It's windy and freezing all winter, 90 to 110 degrees all summer and rains all spring. Don't make many outdoor plans!
Parts of the city are quite dangerous crime wise. Avoid places like Planeview, Oaklawn and anyplace between Central and 25th and Grove and Hillside especially. In other neighbourhoods, you are less likely to be robbed or murdered but property and car crimes are fairly common everywhere. Also avoid picking up a date on S Broadway. You'll take home something really nasty!
The nice: Living in Wichita is cheap. Housing cost less than 1/2 most cities. Schools were good when I went there. I went to East High and it was a great school. The parks are nice and kept up, especially College Hill Park where we went. The police are pretty tolerant for the most part. If you were nice to them, they'll just make you dump your pot in the gutter and let you go. And there is no traffic in Wichita really. Sometimes Kellogg gets a bit backed up but you can be anywhere in 15 minutes or less.
Kevin | Powder Springs, GA
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- 7/27/2020
Wichita, great for families or starter city.
My comparison is to living in AZ, CO, NE & WY. Wichita is a nice city with a lot to do. I...
Tanya | Wichita, KS | 1 Reply

- 4/12/2020
Great city
I lived in Wichita for several years and it was a great place to live, low crime for such ...
Mike | Normandy, TN | No Replies

- 3/24/2018
Better than some places- harsh weather
After living in Seattle for 7 years I prefer Wichita. Violent crime worse in Wichita but p...
J | Wichita, KS | No Replies

- 1/22/2018
Wish I could say better but....
I really wish I could give Wichita a good review. Its been my home for 6 months now. Its...
Brenda | Wichita, KS | 1 Reply

- 12/21/2016
Wichita is a real S-hole.
If you're Conservative and Christian, you're going to love what Wichita has to offer! Chur...
Fred | Wichita, KS | 9 Replies

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