The 10 Best Wichita, KS Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Wichita are the best of the best.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth 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.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Wichita for 2019:

  1. Crown Heights (Homes)
  2. Indian Hills Riverbend (Homes)
  3. College Hill (Homes)
  4. Westlink (Homes)
  5. Longview (Homes)
  6. Sherwood Glen (Homes)
  7. Lambsdale (Homes)
  8. Rockhurst (Homes)
  9. Delano Township (Homes)
  10. Chisholm Creek (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Wichita for 2019? 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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How we determined the best Wichita hoods in 2019

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.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,213
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $143,200 (6th best)
Median Income: $69,798 (3rd best)
More on Crown Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
/10

Population: 2,403
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $127,800 (13th best)
Median Income: $53,966 (18th best)
More on Indian Hills Riverbend: Homes For Sale | Data

College Hill Wichita, KS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 4,586
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $160,325 (4th best)
Median Income: $65,231 (8th best)
More on College Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

College Hill is a historic, predominantly residential neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas, United States.

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8
/10

Population: 833
Rank Last Year: 23 (Up 19)
Median Home Value: $116,600 (18th best)
Median Income: $43,547 (31st best)
More on Westlink: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
/10

Population: 656
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 14)
Median Home Value: $114,750 (19th best)
Median Income: $59,710 (11th best)
More on Longview: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
/10

Population: 1,574
Rank Last Year: 34 (Up 28)
Median Home Value: $120,100 (16th best)
Median Income: $66,148 (6th best)
More on Sherwood Glen: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
/10

Population: 261
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 6)
Median Home Value: $142,700 (8th best)
Median Income: $56,771 (15th best)
More on Lambsdale: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 132
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $181,700 (3rd best)
Median Income: $72,153 (2nd best)
More on Rockhurst: Homes For Sale | Data

Delano Township Wichita, KS

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,088
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 5)
Median Home Value: $309,250 (1st best)
Median Income: $95,739 (1st 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.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 14,253
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 10)
Median Home Value: $99,944 (25th best)
Median Income: $50,640 (23rd best)
More on Chisholm Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

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 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Crown Heights 1,213 $143,200 $69,798
2 Indian Hills Riverbend 2,403 $127,800 $53,966
3 College Hill 4,586 $160,325 $65,231
4 Westlink 833 $116,600 $43,547
5 Longview 656 $114,750 $59,710
6 Sherwood Glen 1,574 $120,100 $66,148
7 Lambsdale 261 $142,700 $56,771
8 Rockhurst 132 $181,700 $72,153
9 Delano Township 1,088 $309,250 $95,739
10 Chisholm Creek 14,253 $99,944 $50,640
11 Crown Heights South 702 $136,900 $53,636
12 Pleasant Valley 1,009 $120,100 $66,148
13 Courtland 560 $143,200 $59,375
14 Village 709 $143,200 $59,375
15 Comotara Mainsgate Villa 643 $132,200 $54,668
16 Northeast Heights 2,892 $105,700 $36,164
17 North Riverside 4,131 $94,786 $48,513
18 Orchard Park 3,662 $98,880 $51,379
19 Cottonwood Village 605 $126,400 $51,346
20 K-15 2,063 $77,300 $44,097
21 Indian Hills 2,128 $94,033 $40,408
22 Brookhollow 437 $208,700 $62,772
23 Benjamin Hills 4,160 $112,417 $49,287
24 Harrison Park Rk 432 $139,300 $68,378
25 Macdonald 824 $73,950 $41,569
26 La Placita Park 2,264 $89,020 $40,072
27 Mead 3,208 $75,125 $37,226
28 Hilltop-Jefferson 1,960 $121,800 $57,773
29 Sleepy Hollow 491 $114,633 $64,435
30 Park Meadows 163 $139,300 $68,378
31 Southwest Village 6,911 $74,950 $44,776
32 Uptown 1,232 $104,800 $36,816
33 Meadowlark 1,126 $93,150 $51,366
34 Northwest Big River 1,706 $103,300 $55,744
35 Fabrique 2,562 $74,467 $38,434
36 Grandview Heights 1,542 $84,650 $39,314
37 Southwest 13,618 $77,953 $39,696
38 Schweiter 1,023 $80,600 $40,740
39 East Mt Vernon Na 2,001 $72,133 $37,105
40 Pueblo 6,339 $67,583 $35,903
41 Historic Midtown 7,705 $71,770 $32,732
42 East Front 961 $90,867 $36,970
43 Eastridge 4,731 $88,100 $34,793
44 Riverside 7,195 $75,429 $45,546
45 Sunnyside 1,407 $73,100 $34,372
46 Schweiter East 795 $86,850 $33,949
47 Ken-Mar 1,904 $59,650 $32,532
48 South City Community 7,076 $62,922 $37,900
49 Delano 5,771 $78,244 $35,434
50 Country Overlook 1,789 $74,167 $46,895
51 Sunflower 6,253 $72,525 $34,133
52 South Area 5,666 $68,129 $47,537
53 Planeview United 3,956 $42,725 $25,484
54 Jones Park 455 $73,200 $27,944
55 Northeast Millair 1,995 $58,650 $26,068
56 Mccormick 3,194 $58,457 $29,426
57 South Central Improvemen 8,132 $48,792 $26,141
58 Orchard Breeze 2,523 $75,933 $31,459
59 Kellogg School 2,519 $64,800 $26,458
60 Linwood 1,109 $44,400 $26,776
61 Murdock 1,157 $46,400 $21,478
62 Fairmount 1,207 $63,300 $24,449
63 Hilltop 1,507 $22,800 $24,344
64 Mcadams 844 $75,600 $26,964
65 Stanley-Aley 3,860 $62,540 $30,948
66 Matlock Heights 1,871 $41,200 $24,633
67 Oakview 1,529 $23,800 $25,379
68 The Elm 642 $46,400 $21,478
69 Central 2000 307 $75,600 $26,964
70 North Central 1,822 $42,867 $19,294
71 New Salem 544 $47,600 $21,324
72 Power 1,102 $37,967 $20,881

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