These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Wichita


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

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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:

  1. Crown Heights
  2. College Hill
  3. Indian Hills Riverbend
  4. Chisholm Creek
  5. Hilltop-Jefferson
  6. Northwest Big River
  7. Orchard Park
  8. Benjamin Hills
  9. Delano Township
  10. Indian Hills

Read on to see how we determined the places around Wichita that deserve a little bragging rights.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Wichita?

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.

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1. Crown Heights

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,441
Median Home Price: $148,600
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,781
Unemployment Rate: 5.4%

2. College Hill

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,073
Median Home Price: $151,250
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,483
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%

3. Indian Hills Riverbend

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,350
Median Home Price: $122,350
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,110
Unemployment Rate: 1.0%

4. Chisholm Creek

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,177
Median Home Price: $128,757
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,303
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%

5. Hilltop-Jefferson

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,978
Median Home Price: $128,100
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,839
Unemployment Rate: 5.8%

6. Northwest Big River

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,908
Median Home Price: $101,200
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,811
Unemployment Rate: 6.8%

7. Orchard Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,679
Median Home Price: $97,700
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,802
Unemployment Rate: 4.9%

8. Benjamin Hills

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,564
Median Home Price: $113,783
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,496
Unemployment Rate: 6.3%

9. Delano Township

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,255
Median Home Price: $251,450
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,320
Unemployment Rate: 7.5%

10. Indian Hills

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,908
Median Home Price: $97,333
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,871
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%

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:

  1. Power
  2. Matlock Heights
  3. Northeast Millair

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Wichita

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Crown Heights 1 1,441 $148,600 2,781 5.4%
College Hill 2 5,073 $151,250 2,483 5.7%
Indian Hills Riverbend 3 2,350 $122,350 3,110 1.0%
Chisholm Creek 4 13,177 $128,757 3,303 6.0%
Hilltop-Jefferson 5 1,978 $128,100 2,839 5.8%
Northwest Big River 6 1,908 $101,200 3,811 6.8%
Orchard Park 7 3,679 $97,700 3,802 4.9%
Benjamin Hills 8 4,564 $113,783 3,496 6.3%
Delano Township 9 1,255 $251,450 1,320 7.5%
Indian Hills 10 1,908 $97,333 3,871 3.3%
Sherwood Glen 11 1,478 $115,200 3,373 6.2%
Uptown 12 1,242 $92,900 3,860 8.3%
La Placita Park 13 2,774 $92,220 4,046 6.1%
North Riverside 14 3,992 $95,657 3,805 7.2%
Northeast Heights 15 2,687 $94,600 3,125 6.9%
Eastridge 16 4,354 $85,440 4,354 4.4%
Historic Midtown 17 8,633 $89,662 4,325 7.8%
Southwest 18 13,352 $78,813 4,334 8.6%
Mead 19 3,153 $77,875 4,419 6.6%
East Front 20 1,052 $85,700 3,980 7.5%
Sunnyside 21 1,348 $73,900 4,180 7.6%
Grandview Heights 22 1,391 $83,300 4,235 6.9%
Southwest Village 23 5,767 $72,933 4,494 3.2%
Fabrique 24 2,463 $73,967 4,388 9.0%
Sunflower 25 5,715 $69,875 4,531 4.4%
Country Overlook 26 1,540 $74,067 4,350 7.1%
Pueblo 27 5,860 $62,633 5,009 4.5%
K-15 28 1,933 $80,600 4,528 10.9%
South Area 29 6,486 $72,129 4,458 7.4%
Riverside 30 6,270 $75,371 4,119 8.8%
East Mt Vernon Na 31 1,432 $70,700 4,373 8.2%
Delano 32 6,066 $72,167 4,537 8.8%
South Central Improvemen 33 10,048 $60,708 4,948 7.7%
Mccormick 34 3,344 $76,929 4,628 9.4%
Kellogg School 35 2,779 $66,175 4,811 9.0%
Linwood 36 1,273 $44,125 5,174 5.9%
South City Community 37 7,021 $63,033 4,717 8.7%
Ken-Mar 38 1,936 $57,850 5,064 16.3%
Orchard Breeze 39 2,130 $70,833 4,452 10.7%
Stanley-Aley 40 3,204 $72,400 4,653 8.0%
Hilltop 41 2,229 $22,700 5,279 12.2%
Planeview United 42 3,843 $43,275 5,279 15.7%
Oakview 43 1,423 $25,500 5,279 9.0%
Fairmount 44 1,416 $60,967 5,077 8.8%
Murdock 45 1,128 $47,300 5,133 16.2%
North Central 46 2,081 $40,800 5,279 12.1%
Northeast Millair 47 1,624 $43,250 5,261 20.0%
Matlock Heights 48 1,499 $53,000 5,180 20.4%
Power 49 1,220 $37,533 5,262 11.8%

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