I think Wichita is going to surprise you. This small, mid-American town has a lot going on. There's a lot of growth in the area from its strong economy, so you know there is new development happening right now. With excellent shopping, great museums, and a good community feel, Wichita is a great place for a family to call home. The media agrees. Wichita has been named one of the most affordable cities, the most "uniquely American" city, and one of the ten best big cities to live in. Oh, and Old Town, a charming area of downtown, was named a "great neighborhood" by the American Planning Association. Let me walk you through some of the great features of Wichita.
Wichita boasts a great arts scene. From more formal events like shows by the Music Theater of Wichita to street fairs like the First Friday music crawl and the Final Friday art crawl, there's always something do to. Plus, there is the annual Tallgrass Film Festival, where award winning films from around the world are shown. It's a can't-miss event for cinephiles. Of course, there is also the Wichita Museum of Art, full of excellent permanent and touring exhibits that everyone will love. The museum is located right on the Arkansas river as it runs through downtown, in a stretch of many museums. Be sure to also check out the Museum of World Treasures, Old Cowtown, a living history museum, and Exploration Place, a children's interactive museum. Another highlight is the Mid America All Indian Center, where the monumental Keeper of the Plains statue is a must see.
Downtown has some great offerings. Be sure to head over to Old Town to see some of the more eclectic side of Wichita. Grab some breakfast at Mead's Corner Coffeehouse or some Chicago-style pizza over at Old Chicago. Of course, Wichita is part of the Great Plains so you know there is some delicious steak to be had. Check out Scotch and Sirloin or Chester's Chophouse and Winebar for some meals you can't get anywhere else. Wichita offers great shopping as well. The city's twin malls, Towne East Square and Towne West Square together provide all the great national brands from Best Buy to Old Navy to Kitchen Collection. You'll always have access to the conveniences of modern life in this small city. Plus, there are over 115 city parks for you and your family to enjoy sunny, cloudless afternoons.
People from all over are moving to Wichita, whether it is to attend one of the great universities here, for work, or just in search of the perfect home for their family. Whatever your reason, let New Home Source make things easier for you with our extensive listings of new homes in Wichita.