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Wichita, KS, the largest city in the state of Kansas, and had an estimated population of 360,000. It is the home to six major aircraft manufacturing companies and McConnell Air Force Base, creating a lot of job opportunities. In July of 2006, Wichita was voted one of the 10 best cities to live in the United States by CNN/Money and Money magazine. There are over 1000 restaurants. Depending on the area of Wichita you are in, there are different points of interest.
People residing in West Wichita talk about the down to earth, slow-paced lifestyle that is carried on throughout the neighborhoods of the west side. Churches of all denominations are located in the area. Rolling Hills Country Club, Warren Theatre, Sedgwick County Zoo, Carousel Skate Center, and West Acres Bowling Center all provide a wide variety of entertainment for the whole family. Stores such as Gordman’s Department Store, Kellogg-Dugan Corridor, Wal-Mart, Target, and the Town West Square Mall are located right in the area so you don’t have to travel far to meet all of your shopping needs. As West Wichita expands, new residential communities in all price ranges are underway and New Market Square continues to expand bringing every imaginable shop to the area.
Downtown Wichita is coming alive again. The “Old Town” area has been steadily growing for the last several years. Several investors have bought many downtown buildings, and made a lot of renovations. A new city arena is currently under construction. There are several museums in the downtown area, Old Cowtown Museum, Museum of World Treasures, Botanica, Exploration Center, and the Mid-American All Indian Center. The water walk development by the river is taking off with a new condo development and other big restaurants and shops coming soon. All of this activity brings to Downtown Wichita the most excitement generated in years attracting young professionals, businesses, and entertainment. There are plenty of nightlife opportunities in “Old Town” too! And don’t miss out on the annual Riverfest 9 day event filled with daily and nightly activities, a Sundown Parade, concerts, vendors, food, block parties, talent contests and more. 2008’s attendance was well over 300,000 people attending the festival.
Riverside is a quaint, established neighborhood between the Little Arkansas and the Arkansas rivers. It is community of well manicured lawns, established trees, and remodeled older homes all leading to a strong resale value and high demand. Houses of all designs with the price range of $90,000 to $1 million plus make this a truly unique area. Central Riverside Park, along with the North and South Riverside Park, is among the most popular destinations in Wichita. Residents say it is a small town that is sitting right in the heart of a city. People sit on their front porch and get to know their neighbors which creates opportunities for human contact, as joggers, dog watchers and playing children are a common sight.
College Hill is an eclectic community with many of the cities original most prestigious homes. Kristie Alley has come back to her native Wichita, investing in this area of the city, including a vintage home right on Douglas Street. College Hill is home to Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, College Hill Park, an area swimming pool, and many restaurants and stores to provide some of Wichita’s most unique entertainment.
Northeast Wichita has drawn Wichita’s business leaders which leads to virtually no commute, either for work or entertainment. Established neighborhoods such as Lake Point, Vickridge, Forest Hills, Remington Place, and Oak Creek have spurred retail and commercial growth on Rock Road, which remains the city’s premier shopping with Bradley Fair and the Towne East Square, the county’s largest indoor mall. Rock Road has been so successful that it attracts more development and even redevelopment. The Waterfront area of Northeast Wichita has attracted some of the city’s most prominent companies from Commerce Bank to major accounting firms BKD LLP and Kennedy and Coe LLC to Foulston Siefkin LLP, which is the state’s largest law firm. The area’s private and parochial schools have also been a draw for many residents.
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