Best Neighborhoods in Wichita, Kansas

Wichita is the largest city in Kansas. According to the US 2010 Census, Wichita has approximately 382,368 residents. Incorporated in 1870, Wichita is frequently referred to as the "Air Capital of the World", because of the aircraft industry pioneers in the area. Wichita's economy is based in manufacturing and industry. In 2008, MSN Real Estate ranked Wichita #1 on list of "Most Affordable Cities." Newsmax magazine ranked Wichita "Most Uniquely American City".

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Average High - 79.3, Average Low - 29.5


Baseball - Wingnuts

Hockey - Thunder

Football - Wild (indoor)

Rugby - Barbarians

Crime Rate

The crime rate in Wichita is relatively high. However, there are a number of communities like Oaklawn, Meadowview, Central Avenue, and Meridian Avenue with significantly lower crime rates.

Top Neighborhoods

Cottonwood Village is a neighborhood in Wichita. Cottonwood village is bounded on the north by Interstate 96, on the west by North Rock Road, on the south by East 29th Street North, and on the east by North Woodlawn Street. Chisolm Creek Park is a large green space immediately east of Cottonwood Village. Chisolm Creek offers the residents of the village great outdoor opportunites. The park has walking and bike trails, picnic areas, a playground, and ball fields to enjoy. There are small ponds in Chisolm Creek Park for fishing. Cottonwood Village is primarily residential. There are apartment communities close to Interstate 96 and on the south near East 29th Street.

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Brookhollow is located east of the Beach Factory Landing Field. Brookhollow is bounded by the Landing Field and the Forest Hill community on the west, East Douglas Avenue on the south, North Rock Road on the east and East Central Avenue on the north. Brookhollow is primarily residential with family owned homes. Near North Rock Road are apartment communities that are available for rent.

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Chisolm Creek is a neighborhood located just southeast of the Kansas Turnpike. Chisolm Creek is bounded on the west by Webb Road, on the south by Esat harry Street and on the east by South Rock Road. Chisolm Creek is a great location for residents who need to commute to the downtown area based on the location of the Kansas Turnpike. Chisolm Creek is easily accessed by public transportation and is primarily a residential community. Chisolm Creek is rich with apartments and condo communities for those interested in relocating to Wichita.

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Longview is a neighborhood in Wichitajust west of Interstate 135 and the downtown loop. Longview is bounded on the north by East Morris Street, on the south by East Harry Street, on the west by South Oliver Street, and on the east by Schweiter East. Via Christ Health System and Via Christi Regional Medical Center Stain Joseph are prominent residents of the Longview community. The residential stock in Longview consists of single family homes and apartment communities. Public transportation is easily accessed in the Longview neighborhood.

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College Hill is a neighborhood in Wichita west of the downtown corridor. College Hill has the advantage of having the College Hill Park in the southern section of the community. College Hill Park has great amenities that include bike and walking trails, picnic areas, and open air spaces for the residents of College Hill to enjoy. The housing stock in College Hill consists primarily of single family homes with rental properties dispersed througout. Due to its proximity to downtown, College Hill has public transportation readily accessible.

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Country Overlook is located west of downtown. Country Overlook is bounded by East 13th Street to the north, East Central Avenue to the south, North Oliver Street to the west, and North Hillside Street to the east. Maple Grove Cemetery resides in the upper northeast section of the community. Wesley Medical Center is located in the southeast section of the neighborhood. country Overlook has a large greenway near the center of the community. The green way has small ponds on the southern edge for fishing. Residents of Country Overlook can enjoy picnicking in the park as well as jogging, biking and people-watching. The housing stock in Country Overlook is mixed with residential homes and apartments for rent.

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