Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Wichita, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Wichita neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Wichita are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Wichita for 2018:
- Crown Heights (Homes)
- Indian Hills Riverbend (Homes)
- Delano Township (Homes)
- College Hill (Homes)
- Northwest Big River (Homes)
- Chisholm Creek (Homes)
- Orchard Park (Homes)
- Hilltop-Jefferson (Homes)
- North Riverside (Homes)
- Indian Hills (Homes)
Read on to see how we determined the places around Wichita that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Wichita.
If you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Kansas check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Kansas
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Kansas
- 10 Most Dangerous Places In Kansas
How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Wichita for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Wichita, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 49 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Wichita.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Crown Heights.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Wichita has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
1. Crown Heights
Median Income: $66,705
Median Home Value: $150,500
2. Indian Hills Riverbend
Median Income: $57,708
Median Home Value: $120,500
3. Delano Township
Median Income: $91,832
Median Home Value: $303,650
Delano is a neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas, United States. A mixed commercial and residential area on the west bank of the Arkansas River, it is home to Friends University, LawrenceDumont Stadium, and Exploration Place, the Sedgwick County science museum.
More on Delano Township: Real Estate | Data
4. College Hill
Median Income: $63,943
Median Home Value: $155,588
5. Northwest Big River
Median Income: $44,286
Median Home Value: $103,800
6. Chisholm Creek
Median Income: $50,893
Median Home Value: $100,011
7. Orchard Park
Median Income: $55,581
Median Home Value: $99,360
Median Income: $53,399
Median Home Value: $132,400
9. North Riverside
Median Income: $46,953
Median Home Value: $97,129
10. Indian Hills
Median Income: $38,636
Median Home Value: $92,867
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Wichita
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Wichita where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Wichita:
For more reading, check out:
- 10 Safest Places In Kansas
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Kansas
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Kansas
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Wichita
|2||Indian Hills Riverbend||2,435|
|5||Northwest Big River||1,801|
|16||La Placita Park||2,528|
|27||East Mt Vernon Na||1,712|
|43||South City Community||7,427|
|45||South Central Improvemen||8,837|