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My husband is considering a job transfer Wichita, KS and I was wondering if anyone from that area can give me some information on cost of living, weather conditions, etc. Anything at all would be appreciated. Thanks.

Joan from FL

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November 30, 20060 found this helpful
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Find a local Realtor, she will send you a package of information for the area with lots of housing to pick from included. You can price house yourself at www.realtor.com to get an idea of areas you can afford and like to househunt in. A huge timesaver.Go to google, type in Witchita, KS, then go to the chamber of commerce, they will send you info on the area. Jill

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November 30, 20060 found this helpful
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Hi Joan,

I'm from Wichita - my sister and her family still live there. The weather is very midwest: hot summers with humidity and colder winters with wind chill but beautiful springs and autumns.

Wichita sits where two rivers meet and so is very green. Like any other larger city, it is sprawling and the small towns are being gobbled up by urban sprawl. The city is trying to revitalize the downtown area and the older homes (mostly victorian or craftman style) nearby have lots of charm and sit close to the big park where the rivers meet.

Every May Wichita has a weeklong festival call Riverfest that is lots of fun for families.

Economically, Wichita has a higher than average unemployment rate and so good jobs may be hard to find. I would be sure the company he's looking at is stable and will be in for the long-haul.

Schools are very good and the Wichita school system has magnet schools for kids with special interests and/or talents. My niece is in one and it's the equivilant of a private education. Wichita is very much a heartland type of city - the general policital atmosphere is conservative and Republicans rule the roost in the whole state.

Kansas City is a four hour drive and the Ozarks are within in five hours. Oklahoma City is two hours away and Denver is seven/eight.

Hope this helps, good luck with your decision.


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November 24, 20070 found this helpful
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I really like it here - I am originally from the east coast. Its a great place to raise kids, work, and live. There is housing of all types and costs and unlike a lot of other areas you don't need to be "a millionaire" to own your own home. I have lived in two of the biggest cities prior to Wichita and was ready for a slower paced and more user friendly city. If you get really bored here it is easy to get away. The day to day quality of life is great - is all what you are looking for.

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November 29, 20060 found this helpful

Hi--I'm from Wichita, my parents and siblings still live there, and I think you'll find the cost of living will be lower than in Florida. Wichita has a pretty normal midwest climate, known for fierce storms summer and winter, but usually the weather is not too bad. Be prepared for wind. I love Wichita, it's a great mid-sized city--you can get anywhere in town in 20 minutes still.

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November 29, 20060 found this helpful

get in touch with the local chamber of commerce -- they have info packets they will send you with this info

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December 1, 20060 found this helpful

Thanks for all your suggestions. I really appreciate the help. ~Joan

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