These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Wichita, KS For 2018


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 for 2018:

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

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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

Population: 1,421
Median Income: $66,705
Median Home Value: $150,500

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2. Indian Hills Riverbend

Population: 2,435
Median Income: $57,708
Median Home Value: $120,500

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3. Delano Township

Delano Township Wichita, KS

Population: 1,208
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.
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4. College Hill

College Hill Wichita, KS

Population: 4,575
Median Income: $63,943
Median Home Value: $155,588

College Hill is a historic, predominantly residential neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas, United States.
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5. Northwest Big River

Population: 1,801
Median Income: $44,286
Median Home Value: $103,800

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6. Chisholm Creek

Population: 13,938
Median Income: $50,893
Median Home Value: $100,011

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7. Orchard Park

Population: 3,785
Median Income: $55,581
Median Home Value: $99,360

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8. Hilltop-Jefferson

Population: 1,984
Median Income: $53,399
Median Home Value: $132,400

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9. North Riverside

Population: 4,280
Median Income: $46,953
Median Home Value: $97,129

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10. Indian Hills

Population: 2,143
Median Income: $38,636
Median Home Value: $92,867

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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. Fairmount
  2. Stanley-Aley
  3. Linwood

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Wichita

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
1 Crown Heights 1,421 $150,500 5,185 4.0%
2 Indian Hills Riverbend 2,435 $120,500 6,063 0.9%
3 Delano Township 1,208 $303,650 2,575 6.5%
4 College Hill 4,575 $155,588 4,625 4.4%
5 Northwest Big River 1,801 $103,800 7,435 11.0%
6 Chisholm Creek 13,938 $100,011 7,207 5.7%
7 Orchard Park 3,785 $99,360 7,433 3.4%
8 Hilltop-Jefferson 1,984 $132,400 5,866 4.8%
9 North Riverside 4,280 $97,129 7,293 4.9%
10 Indian Hills 2,143 $92,867 7,313 3.8%
11 Benjamin Hills 4,525 $113,783 7,126 7.2%
12 Fabrique 2,556 $69,600 8,857 12.1%
13 Planeview United 4,218 $44,250 10,302 11.7%
14 Sherwood Glen 1,481 $114,100 6,710 6.6%
15 Hilltop 1,987 $21,800 10,302 14.2%
16 La Placita Park 2,528 $90,920 7,833 5.9%
17 Uptown 1,276 $94,500 7,344 7.3%
18 Mead 3,259 $77,775 8,542 5.3%
19 Oakview 1,822 $25,700 10,302 11.9%
20 Grandview Heights 1,470 $82,950 8,045 4.5%
21 K-15 2,158 $80,400 9,166 5.6%
22 Sunnyside 1,269 $75,500 8,278 5.7%
23 Southwest 13,218 $78,913 8,281 7.9%
24 Southwest Village 6,458 $73,583 8,721 3.3%
25 Northeast Heights 2,649 $92,400 7,886 5.7%
26 Matlock Heights 1,797 $53,800 10,205 16.6%
27 East Mt Vernon Na 1,712 $71,367 8,677 6.2%
28 Riverside 6,180 $72,000 8,898 8.2%
29 Eastridge 4,747 $90,000 8,660 6.8%
30 North Central 1,919 $40,533 10,302 11.7%
31 Ken-Mar 1,855 $56,150 9,657 13.0%
32 Northeast Millair 1,563 $46,850 10,076 18.8%
33 Orchard Breeze 2,744 $73,367 8,904 12.2%
34 Pueblo 6,179 $63,917 9,637 4.9%
35 East Front 1,019 $84,733 8,094 7.4%
36 Historic Midtown 8,156 $70,830 8,772 7.1%
37 Murdock 1,052 $44,500 10,302 16.0%
38 Sunflower 5,937 $70,050 8,951 6.1%
39 Power 1,343 $37,533 10,302 13.5%
40 Delano 6,119 $72,800 8,706 9.2%
41 Country Overlook 1,666 $69,900 8,649 9.0%
42 South Area 6,496 $67,943 8,816 6.2%
43 South City Community 7,427 $60,689 9,365 6.8%
44 Kellogg School 2,435 $68,750 9,248 6.9%
45 South Central Improvemen 8,837 $54,208 9,829 6.8%
46 Mccormick 2,978 $60,829 9,414 6.6%
47 Linwood 1,066 $51,400 9,924 4.3%
48 Stanley-Aley 3,510 $59,840 9,475 7.3%
49 Fairmount 1,097 $65,633 9,626 8.1%

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