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Welcoming Neighborhoods

The communities in the Greater Wichita region feature varied, diverse neighborhoods offering the ability to choose among many styles, sizes, amenities, and lifestyles. To begin the search, use this page as an introduction to some of the most popular areas within the Greater Wichita region. This list is only a glimpse at the beautiful neighborhoods in the 10-county region.

Downtown Wichita

With residential options including minimal studios, luxury condos, warehouse lofts, and family-style apartments, life downtown offers easy access to the best of everything the region has to offer. First-ring neighborhoods surrounding downtown, such as the Delano neighborhood and the Douglas Design District, are quickly becoming extensions of the core.


A lush neighborhood surrounded by sprawling parks and mature trees sits along the Arkansas River. It’s full of bungalows, cottages, and Victorian-style homes with an unmatched sense of community. Enjoy local coffee shops, a cold-pressed juice or acai smoothie bowl, and discover unique animals at Riverside Park’s miniature zoo.

College Hill

College Hill is a charming, historic neighborhood with distinct 20th century-style homes brimming with old world charm and lined with brick roads. Residents can take advantage of the free Q-Line trolley on weekday evenings and the weekends for quick trips to local cuisine, shops, music, and more.

Central/East Wichita

East of Hillside Street, you will discover charismatic neighborhoods established in the first half of the 20th century. Eastborough is one such neighborhood with an intimate setting and large-scale homes nestled between two of Wichita’s major shopping districts.

East Wichita

East Wichita is experiencing rapid growth, with new homes under construction alongside shopping and business districts. There, you’ll find both tastefully updated older houses and elegant estates in some of the area's most exclusive neighborhoods.

North Wichita

Many of Wichita's new apartment complexes are located in the north side, offering optimal access to the city's north industrial market at an affordable price. Countless small businesses and a rich tapestry of arts and culture are also represented in the area.

Northeast Wichita

Development is thriving in northeast Wichita. Most buildings in this area are less than ten years old, providing new shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Substantial acreage is still available for new homes, including on one of several renowned golf courses.

Northwest Wichita

The northwest sector is currently the fastest growing part of the city, booming with shopping plazas, restaurants, businesses, and new homes. Existing properties range from master-planned communities to lake-side condominiums.

West Wichita

West Wichita offers quiet suburban living coupled with close proximity to the amenities and luxuries of the northwest part of the city. This area is full of well-established neighborhoods with grand trees and accessible ponds.

South Wichita

This area features affordable homes alongside new developments. Though quiet, it has its own unique mix of successful shops and restaurants. Close to some of Wichita’s largest manufacturing businesses, the area offers short commutes and a variety of housing options.

Southeast Wichita

New housing developments, apartments, and established neighborhoods make this a diverse section of the city. It’s home to McConnell Air Force Base and several large manufacturing businesses.

Wichita Suburbs

A multitude of growing communities surround Wichita. Life in the suburbs puts you near outdoor recreation, county parks, and miles of bike paths with convenient access to city amenities and that sought-after peace and quiet.

Regional Communities

The Greater Wichita region has numerous communities with great amenities and an unmatched small-town feel. Houses of all shapes and sizes can be found in the 10-county region, including classic homes to new builds. Each community has its own unique flare with unique local shops, restaurants, attractions, and industries.

Learn more about each regional community in the Region Snapshot.

Rural Life

Outside of Wichita’s suburbs, you’ll find beautiful country living, all within a 20-minute drive of Wichita’s urban core.

Next Steps

  • Discover the overall low Cost of Living and high-quality amenities found in Greater Wichita.
  • Catch a glimpse at the high Quality of Life found in the Wichita region.
  • Take a mini tour of the area’s affordable and diverse Housing options.

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