Why Wichita?

A Place To Call Home

Discover what makes Wichita the best place to live, work, and explore.



In Wichita, you can enjoy a high quality of life at an affordable cost. Whether you’re single or settling down with your family, Wichita has plenty of affordable living options.


As the #2 ranked city for low cost of living and a top 25 city for first-time homebuyers, Wichita has housing options to fit every lifestyle and budget. 


Wichita was also recently named the most affordable city for single renters and ranked as the #12 best city for young professionals to live. Additionally, Wichita’s median home list price stays around $200K, making homebuying significantly more affordable than surrounding major cities.


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Located in the heart of the nation’s fastest-growing economy, Wichita’s workforce remains strong. While the city is known as the Air Capital of the World, opportunities extend across its diverse business landscape. Find your next career in one of Wichita’s growing industries.


As the #1 Aerospace Manufacturing Metro in the Nation, explore top Aviation employers such as Global Aviation Technologies, Omni Aerospace, and Max Aerostructures.


Wichita’s manufacturing industry is gaining prominence in the region, at companies such as Cox Machine and BG Products.


As a second-ranked city for technological innovation in government, Wichita is becoming one of the fastest-growing tech centers in the nation. Explore top companies, such as High Touch TechnologiesKeyCentrix, and Integra Technologies.


Wichita is home to quality higher-learning institutions, including Wichita State University and Friends University, the #3 and #12 ranked best colleges for veterans in Kansas. 


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From its vibrant food and art scenes to sports, museums, and a variety of family-friendly outdoor attractions, there’s something for everyone in Wichita.


Additionally, Wichita was recently ranked the #4 best summer vacation destination in the U.S., ranked in the top 10 for local and travel costs, and made the list of top 100 Best Cities in America.


Wichita is home to a wide variety of attractions enjoyed by locals and visitors alike!

Arts & Entertainment

Live Music, Art Museums, Murals, Performing Arts, and More!

Family Fun

Indoor and Outdoor Family Activities, Parks, Kids Museums, and More!

Shopping & Lifestyle

Shop locally at Boutiques, and Specialty Shops for Arts, Books, Gifts, Treats, and More!


Food Trucks, Fine Dining, Brunch, Breweries, Wineries, and More!


College and Professional Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, and More!

Outdoor & Wildlife

Zoos, Gardens, Hiking, Biking, and More!


Bars, Breweries, Live Entertainment, and More!

Uniquely Wichita

Keeper of the Plains, Riverfest, First Friday, and More!


Christmas Light Displays, Holiday Markets, and More!


Wichita Groups Connect Veterans with Employment Opportunities

Wichita Groups Connect Veterans with Employment Opportunities

Read how Home Base Wichita and its partners match employers with veteran talent.
Wichita Ranks #4 Best City To Move To in 2024

Wichita Ranks #4 Best City To Move To in 2024

Wichita ranks highly for employment, affordable housing, and income.
Gov. Kelly Signs Occupational Licensing Exemption for Military and Spouses

Gov. Kelly Signs Occupational Licensing Exemption for Military and Spouses

HB 2745 aims to remove employment barriers for military families.

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