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Title for the largest city in Kansas goes to Wichita, which is also the county seat of Sedgwick County. This city is in south central Kansas on the Arkansas river. What was once an 1860s trading post is now a bustling city with a population over 644, 500. From trading post of the past to much modern air craft production of today, Wichita has been dubbed “Air Capital of the World”. As the largest city in Kansas, this area is full of fun activities, entertainment, attractions, and things to do – including multiple museums, several theaters, parks, and more.
Wichita’s landmark, “Keeper of the Plains, is the 12th largest statue in the United States.
This area is home to two airports: Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, and Colonel James Jabara Airport. Travel by bus is provided by Wichita Transit and Greyhound lines. Although there are multiple train lines in Wichita, the area hasn’t had passenger trains for quite some time.
Wichita public schools USD 259 provide education for Wichita’s young, spanning 11 high schools, 16 middle schools, 52 elementary schools, and three schools servicing grades K-8.
Wichita receives around 30 inches of rain per year, and 15 inches of snow, over 84 days annually with measurable precipitation. Summer temperatures reach around 93 degrees and winter lows are below freezing at 20 degrees. The sun shines in Wichita 221 days of the year.
This city is the proud birth place White Castle sliders, although there hasn’t been a White Castle location in Wichita for many years. It’s also the birth place of Pizza Hut. Wichita is also home to Chance Rides, the leading amusement ride manufacturer in the world, and was also the 1978 testing ground for the Mead company’s Trapper Keeper, a product that became wildly successful.
Wichita is a wonderful place to explore historic and modern achievements, and also a great place to call home.
Give Ambrose Team a call today to learn more about local neighborhoods, put your house on the market, or tour available homes for sale. You can reach Katherine at 316-807-5079, Randy at 316-312-3079, Jillian at 316-665-1324, and Brian at 316-253-6442.