Wichita Real Estate
Wichita, located in Sedgwick County, is the largest city in Kansas and boasts a real estate market that matches its incredible quality of life. Current population estimates suggest nearly 390,000 people are calling Wichita their home, where they enjoy a unique culture, a vibrant economy and modern amenities within a variety of excellent neighborhoods located over 120 square miles.
Principal industries in Wichita include aircraft manufacturing, where a long history of aviation companies serving both military and commercial uses have had headquarters for many years. Healthcare is Wichita's second-largest industry, and local hospitals in the city provide excellent services for those who live here and the many people who travel from throughout the world to our top-rated facilities. Several universities are located in Wichita, including Wichita State University, whose students brings an academic influence, an infusion of youthful optimism and solid foundation for the city's future.
Wichita is filled with fun things to do and see. As the home to an eclectic mix of nightlife, museums, amazing performance arts and everything in between, living in Wichita allows you to explore the many cultures that make this a diverse city. Notable attractions include Wichita's Oldtown, the Sedgwick County Zoo, Botanica-The Wichita Gardens, the Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita/Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Old Cowtown Museum, The Mid-American All-Indian Center and The Kansas African American Museum and many more. Intrust Bank Arena has approximately a 15,000 person capacity and Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center offers residents and visitors alike many entertainment attractions. Wichita also offers private and public golf courses, and nearly 140 parks and playgrounds stretching over 3,000 acres throughout the city. A 100-mile bike system is fantastic for exploring the Wichita landscape with family and friends, too.
Sports enthusiasts love living in Wichita because the city has a variety of ways to see your favorite games. Wichita and Kansas alike loves cheering on their favorite teams whether that is a University team or a Child's league. The Wichita Wingnuts, AA standing, a member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball takes the field at the Lawrence-Dumont Stadium located downtown. The Wichita Thunder a minor league hockey team takes the ice at Intrust Bank Arena. There are other professional teams in the area.
The diverse population in Wichita contributes many cultural influences to give the city a cosmopolitan mix of festivals throughout the year. The German Oktoberfest, the Black Arts Festivals, Native American Pow Wows, Wichita Asian Festival, Mexican Cinco de Mayo are just a few of our notable events held annually. The Wichita Rive Festival should certainly be counted among our most popular annual events in the city. The Wichita River Festival is June 3-11, when nearly a quarter of million visitors and residents gather to enjoy events that include parades, music, contests and great food before the Twilight Pops Concert by the Wichita Symphony Orchestra finishes off the event with music during fireworks and a military jet fly-over.
Wichita is honored to be the home of McConnell Air Force and Kansas Air National Guard. In addition, Wichita is proud of all our different military service personnel, families, or veterans who visit or call Kansas their home.
Religion is a personal matter and can also be a large part of deciding where a person wants to live. Wichita has many wonderful clergy and places to worship, satisfying most spiritual goals for families and individuals alike.
When you buy a home in Wichita you are joining an award-winning community that continually strives to set new standards in what living the good life really means. CNN/Money and Money magazine has ranked Wichita among its list of "The Best Cities in America to Live" and MSN Real Estate ranked Wichita first as "The Most Affordable Cities in the U.S.". To learn more about life in Wichita and the amazing real estate options available to homebuyers, feel free to contact Pauline Jernigan, an expert in Wichita's homes for sale!