Communities / Wichita, Kansas

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Wichita, Kansas

urban • midwest, USA

Stunning sunrise view of The Keeper of the Plains steel-sculpted statue overlooking the city.
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About Wichita

Wichita is Kansas' largest city filled with significant aviation and western heritage, arts and culture, entrepreneurs, festivals, and plentiful places to dine, shop, play, and soak in the great outdoors. The community, with nearly 400,000 residents, is the epitome of big city vibes meets small town charm and is known for its beautiful sunsets, temperate weather, friendly residents, remarkable affordability, and ease of getting around. Wichita is home to one of the country's top zoos, the Sedgwick County Zoo, with 2,500 animals of nearly 500 different species. The animals are not the only great attraction in Wichita – the museums are also world-class. Encounter hands-on exhibits at Exploration Place, the city's premier science center, or explore the history of the world at the Museum of World Treasures. Take a stroll through the Wichita Gardens, learn about the "Air Capital's" rich aviation history at the Kansas Aviation Museum, or uncover the wonderful heritage at the Kansas African American Museum and the Mid-American All-Indian Museum.

Population

397,532

Internet Speed Rating

1000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport • 5 mi

Weather (High/Low)

93 / 25

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)

$174,195

FUN FACT


Wichita claimed the title of “Air Capital of the World” in 1928 and still holds it today. The city was the birthplace of Beechcraft, Cessna, Learjet, Mooney and Stearman has built roughly 300,000 aircraft – more than any other place on the planet.
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