Wichita, Kansas

Doo-Dah (nobody knows why they call it that)

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Old Town

Young Professionals

Old Town is where most young professionals start their search for a place to call home. Filled with renovated warehouses, it has some of the best eclectic dining options including tapas, sushi and BBQ, along with bars, live music and apartment and loft living options.

  • Old Town
  • Delano
  • La Placita Park
  • Country Overlook

Country Overlook


Country Overlook is a good place for singles and couples who want some walkable restaurant and bar options, but who want more greenery and quiet than Old Town/Downtown neighborhoods. The neighborhood has a wonderful park at the center with jogging and biking trails, and plenty of lounging and fishing options.

  • Country Overlook
  • Chisholm Creek

College Hill


As has been noted, Wichita is a relatively conservative place for a bigger city, but some of that conservatism is more independent and the city is described as more “live and let live” than discriminatory. There is a Pride Fest event every year and a half-dozen or so LGBTQ+ bar options. While Wichita doesn’t have a specific LGBTQ+ neighborhood with a large concentration of the community, the downtown neighborhood of Old Town is a good starting point, and College Hill is another option if you’re looking for upscale and more quiet.

  • Old Town
  • College Hill

College Hill Park


College Hill is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Wichita. Centered around College Hill Park, it is filled with rolling green hills for families to play and walk around, and even has a community swim from relief from the warm summers. Historic homes, great shopping and good public schools round out the reasons for families to start their search here.

Younger families should check out Cottonwood Village. Lower pricing options for housing than College Hill but also with family-friendly amenities like Chisholm Creek Park, for outdoor recreation, including playgrounds, ball fields and fishing ponds. In addition to the kiddo options, the neighborhood also has plenty of pubs and restaurants for nighttime.

  • College Hill
  • Cottonwood Village