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Wichita possesses a wide diversity of cultural, entertainment and recreational options that compare very well to that of many larger metro areas

Quality of life and livability impacts not only the attitude and productivity of the existing work force, but also the ability of employers to recruit and retain key personnel. Wichita also possesses what many larger metros lack – affordability, short and easy commuting and a high degree of public safety.

Trivago names Wichita #4 in the 2016 U.S. Best Value Cities ranking

Trivago is the worlds’ largest online hotel search site. Trivago ranks desirability of travel destinations – taking into account consumer hotel quality ratings and hotel prices.

Cheapism.com Ranks Wichita #4 Best Cheap City for Raising a Family (2014)

Wichita offers quick commutes, low cost-of-living, many museums, parks and theaters, several universities and a first-class airport.

Living in “The Air Capital of the World” by Movoto

Wichita is the most populated city in Kansas. With a stable housing market, low cost-of-living, great weather and excellent education options – it’s one of the great cities in the United States.

#1 City for First-Time Home Buyers in 2015

Wichita provides the affordability, accessibility and stability that are so important for new entrants into the housing market.

Forbes Ranks Wichita #6 Best-Bang-For-The-Buck City in 2009

Locating a desirable spot to settle down means something quite different today than it did just three years ago. That's when Americans flocked to coastal and Sun Belt cities like Orlando FL and Las Vegas, where properties were easy to acquire and home values were expected to noticeably appreciate.

Forbes Ranks Wichita #2 Best-Bang-For-Your-Buck City in which to Rent in 2013

In either apartment complexes or single-family rentals – renters get a lot for their money in Wichita. This could mean the difference between a 2-bedroom with private patio, and a 500-square-foot studio.

#1 Least Congested City in 2014

Craving big city culture, shopping, events and sports – but not wanting to sacrifice comfort or personal space for life in a metropolis? Wichita is the answer. Wichita metro area average one-way travel time to work is about 18 minutes (27% shorter than the national average.)

Top 50 Sunniest Cities in the U.S.

Wichita ranks #46, with an average 65% of days being filled with sunshine.

CQ Press compiles its State Overall Livability Rankings annually. The 2018 Rankings are based on 43 factors covering a broad range of economic, educational, health-oriented, public safety and environmental statistics reflecting a state’s basic quality of life. Kansas ranked 17th best in the 2018 livability rankings.