Wichita is Kansas’ largest city. It is located on the Arkansas River in south-central Kansas. Wichita is the cultural center in Kansas as it has several performing arts groups and art museums. Wichita is also a major educational center with three universities having main campuses in Wichita. Other universities have satellite campuses within Wichita. There are three main modes of transport in Wichita highways, bus and air. Numerous highways such as Interstate 35, Interstate 135 and Interstate 235 pass through Wichita. Wichita does not provide any passenger train services. The city's railway network is used for freight services only.
College Hill is one of the largest residential neighborhoods in Wichita. It is located to the east the down town area and south of Wichita State University. This neighborhood is not as diverse as the rest of Wichita as its population is predominantly Caucasian. Visitors to College Hill can visit College Hill Park and Alle-Lambe House. College Hill Park is a sports club that has sporting activities such as swimming and tennis. Allen-Lambe House is a house designed in 1915 as the residence of former Kansas Governor Justin Allen. The house is run by the Allen-Lambe Foundation under the guidance of Wichita Arts Center. Allen-Lambe House is registered in the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can also try DWTA Helicopter’s site seeing tour of Wichita. Families with young children can visit Botanica’s Wichita Gardens and Sedgewick Park and Zoo.
Crown Heights is located directly to the east of College Hill between E. Douglas Avenue and Central Avenue. College Hill has a young population and most of the residences are for young families. The neighborhood has several education facilities such as Robinson Middle School and Hyde International Studies and Communications Magnet Elementary School. Housing in Crown Heights is more expensive compared to other areas in Wichita at $150,500 compared to $118,000 in Wichita. Most of the houses in Crown Heights are owner occupied with only about 30 percent of households being occupied by renters. The weather in Crown Heights is pleasant as temperatures only reach 33 degrees during winter.
Indian Hills Riverbend is a suburb located to the Northwest of Wichita city in Sedgwick County. This part of Wichita is well connected as the Interstate 235 passes nearby and the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport is only five miles away. The neighborhood is bound to the North and East by the Arkansas River. There are many activities for retirees in India Hills. There is the Arthur B. Sim Golf Course nearby which has 9 holes. Residents and visitors can get in touch in nature by visiting parks such as Sycamore Park, Oak Park and Botanica Gardens. Unemployment in Indian Hills is lower than the national average and housing prices are affordable at $120,000. Only 29 percent of households at Indian Hills are renter occupied, however rents are cheap at an average of $560. All amenities are available at Indian Hills. Movie lovers should not miss out on Land Of OZs which is a Wizard of OZ site.