Wichita Kansas Community and Lifestyles
Wichita Kansas is a community rich in culture, sports, shopping, and varied activities for all members of your family. With all of the attractions of a major metropolitan area, Wichita still has all the qualities that make a smaller city appealing. Things like not having to fight the traffic everywhere you go, or having neighborhoods where you know your children are safe, and schools where parents still join the PTA. What better place to raise a family!
Culture in Wichita
There is plenty to do and see in Wichita. Select from the below choices a wide variety of cultural and entertaining experiences. Wichita can stand with any city of comparable size – indeed with many far larger cities – in the number and quality of its cultural and entertainment options.
- Classical Music & Dance
- Popular Music & Concerts
- Art Galleries
- Calendar of Events
- Special Events
Whatever kind of home life you like, there’s an area in Wichita where you’ll fit right in. There are golf course communities, a variety of well-established neighborhoods like College Hill and Riverside, lakefront housing developments, as well as a wide selection of condominiums and townhomes.
Our families enjoy a rich diversity of religious faiths with more than 500 Churches, temples, mosques and synagogues, representing more than 80 denominations.
Wichita has more than 100 miles of on-street bicycle paths and 26 miles of off-street paths along some of the more scenic areas of the city.
As a regional medical center, Wichita places a high priority on health and safety, fire and police protection.
Community policing has helped make Wichita a safe place to live. Despite recent population growth in the Wichita area, crime statistics have held steady for the last three years. According to the FBI Uniform Crime Report, Wichita’s violent crime rate is lower per 100,000 population than regional neighbors Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas, Omaha and Kansas City.
The Wichita Kansas educational system is one of the most progressive in the nation with its goal to create an ideal learning situation that gives students a solid academic background to prepare them for employment. With 41 National Merit Finalists in the Wichita MSA, two perfect ACT scores and one highest score on the SAT, Wichita retains strengths in education which other metro regions cannot match.
With almost a million items in its varied resource catalogs, the Wichita Public Library is the largest library in the region.