Wichita has more to offer than you can imagine! Eight shopping districts, 28 art galleries, 33 museums, award-winning cultural opportunities such as The Wichita Grand Opera, Music Theatre of Wichita and The Wichita Symphony Orchestra.
Top 3 Reasons to Call Wichita Home
1. Livability. Forbes magazine named Wichita No. 2 on its Best- Bang-for-the-Buck cities in 2013. With reasonable housing costs, low taxes and below average commute times, Wichita offers a high quality of life at a low cost to its residents. Home to basketball's 2013 Final Four Wichita State University Shockers, the city offers a plethora of shopping, cultural activities and entertainment, from opera to sporting events.
2. Workforce. Wichita's well trained workforce has received numerous accolades. Recent studies reveal that 21 percent of all Wichita jobs are STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) jobs. Wichita also has the third highest concentration of engineers and ranks 4th among best cities for surgeons. With access to the 17 area colleges and universities, it's no surprise the Air Capital of the World boasts a diverse, highly skilled workforce.
3. Vibrant Downtown District. The Wichita Downtown Development Corporation has helped bring millions of dollars to the heart of the city and continues to grow as a strong economic center and develop community-building cultural experiences. Since the implementation of the Downtown Master Plan in 2010, nearly $234 million has been invested in downtown projects, with $194 million coming from private sector investors. 2013 saw the completion of the beautiful Kansas Leadership Center, which was the first new construction along the main thoroughfare through the downtown core in approximately 38 years.