Dine, shop, work, play, live – you can do all that and more in Wichita. You'll find affordable housing, convenient location and plenty to enjoy. Home prices range from $50,000 to more than $100,000 depending on the area. Here's a quick summary of real estate options in Wichita:
With median house prices exceeding 100,000, the Northeast area offers great residential development as well as the College Hill neighborhood. Wichita State University is located in this area, thus maintaining good property value and preserving some of the city's oldest homes.
Here, military families and blue collar workers will find neighborhoods suited just for them. Located near downtown, McConnell Air Force Base, and Wichita's aircraft plants including Boeing, Cessna and Raython, options include older homes, and further east there are newer suburban homes available.
Located near downtown is the Riverside Area, which features mostly older homes located along the Arkansas River. Further north, newer homes are mixed with older ones creating affordable areas with promise for growth in both residential and commercial industries.
The West Wichita area is alive with young families, and half of those families support young children. These homes are some of the newest to the area, but residents enjoy the nearby zoo, shopping centers and airport.
Many of these homes date from the 1950s and 60s and earlier. Friends University is located nearby, and newer residential developments are found further south.
About 2,000 people currently reside in the district, which features a smorgasbord of restaurants, bars and nightlife in addition to retail shops, recreational activities, museums, galleries and theaters within walking distance of most downtown homes and apartments.
“Residential living is a huge key to our downtown success in the future, and we want to substantially increase that residential population in the months and years to come,” says Jeff Fluhr, president of the Wichita Downtown Development Corp.
Fluhr adds that downtown is lucky to have the Arkansas River running through it, because it makes an ideal setting for future iconic projects. “Wichita is the largest city in the state, and our downtown is a regional draw for many visitors,” he says.