Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Wichita.
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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. So, if you're thinking of moving to Kansas and Wichita is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.
So what's the best neighborhood to live in Wichita for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Crown Heights looks to be the best Wichita neighborhood to live in.
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.
Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.
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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Wichita
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $143,200 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $69,798 (Third best)
More on Crown Heights: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $127,800 (13th best)
Median Income: $53,966 (18th best)
More on Indian Hills Riverbend: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $160,325 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $65,231 (Eighth best)
More on College Hill: Homes For Sale | Data
College Hill is a historic, predominantly residential neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas, United States.
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 12)
Median Home Value: $116,600 (18th best)
Median Income: $43,547 (31st best)
More on Westlink: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $114,750 (19th best)
Median Income: $59,710 (11th best)
More on Longview: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 24 (Up 18)
Median Home Value: $120,100 (16th best)
Median Income: $66,148 (Sixth best)
More on Sherwood Glen: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $142,700 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $56,771 (15th best)
More on Lambsdale: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $181,700 (Third best)
Median Income: $72,153 (Second best)
More on Rockhurst: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 9)
Median Home Value: $309,250 (First best)
Median Income: $95,739 (First best)
More on Delano Township: Homes For Sale | Data
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.
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $99,944 (25th best)
Median Income: $50,640 (23rd best)
More on Chisholm Creek: Homes For Sale | Data
How We Determined The Best Wichita, KS Neighborhoods In 2020
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 then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 72 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, Kansas has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Wichita
If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Wichita where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Wichita aren't all good. Power takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Wichita.
We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Wichita For 2020
||Indian Hills Riverbend
||Crown Heights South
||Comotara Mainsgate Villa
||Harrison Park Rk
||La Placita Park
||Northwest Big River
||East Mt Vernon Na
||South City Community
||South Central Improvemen