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149 Apartments for rent in Wichita, KS

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Check out 149 verified apartments for rent in Wichita, KS with rents starting as low as $350. Some apartments for rent in Wichita might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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14 Units Available
Cottages at Crestview
110 N 127th St E Bldg 700
Wichita, KS
1 Bedroom
$849
859 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,009
1131 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 04:31 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Cottages at Crestview in Wichita. View photos, descriptions and more!
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4 Units Available
Portofino
12526 E Central Ave
Wichita, KS
1 Bedroom
$849
835 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$939
1112 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 04:31 PM
Portofino is located at 12526 East Central, Wichita, KS and is managed by Case and Associates Properties, a reputable property management company with verified listings on RENTCafe.
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16 Units Available
Villas of Waterford
8510 E 29th St N
Wichita, KS
1 Bedroom
$789
797 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$889
1080 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 04:31 PM
Your best life is waiting for you at Villas of Waterford Apartments in Northeast Wichita, KS.
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10 Units Available
Sundance Apartments
1945 N Rock Rd
Wichita, KS
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$604
592 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$725
809 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 04:31 PM
Welcome home to Sundance Apartments in Wichita, Kansas. A picturesque community featuring ample green space with luxe amenities, Sundance is everything you have been searching for in your next apartment home.
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6 Units Available
Crown Chase
1010 N Ridge Rd
Wichita, KS
1 Bedroom
$694
738 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$809
978 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 04:31 PM
Attention Resident(s)We will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day. If you have a maintenance emergency, contact our on call staff. Also, there will be parking lot construction on Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday June 2.
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7 Units Available
Berkshire Apartments
8820 W Westlawn St
Wichita, KS
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$809
935 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,115
1070 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:33 PM
Berkshire Apartments and Townhomes have on-site laundry, hardwood floors, dishwashers and parking. Access to gym, business center, playground and sports courts. Conveniently located just off of I-235.
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1 Unit Available
Highland Square
1322 N Woodlawn St , Wichita, KS
Pine Valley Estates
1 Bedroom
$560
595 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 12:31 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Highland Square in Wichita. View photos, descriptions and more!
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2 Units Available
Maple Gardens Village
10200 W Maple St , Wichita, KS
Westlink
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$675
651 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$900
955 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:21 PM
Welcome home to Maple Gardens Village, an all adult unique community with elevator access. Our residents enjoy daily activities such as playing bridge, dominoes, exercise class, jigsaw puzzles, and more.
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4 Units Available
Twin Lakes Apartments
1915 N Porter Ave , Wichita, KS
North Riverside
1 Bedroom
$755
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$845
1041 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 12:17 PM
Welcome home to Twin Lakes an adult, unique community with elevator access and completely gated community offering many amenities. All apartments provide outside entrances.
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16 Units Available
Pinnacle Apartments
429 West Central Avenue
Wichita, KS
Studio
$795
650 sqft
1 Bedroom
$795
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
854 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:16 PM
Live the good life at Pinnacle Apartments in Wichita! Our 429 W. Central Ave location in Wichita's 67203 area is a convenient place to move. Choose from 1 to 2 bedroom floorplan options. Contact us to book a time that we can give you a tour.
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10 Units Available
Inwood Crossings
3540 N Inwood St , Wichita, KS
Northeast K-96
1 Bedroom
$741
661 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$860
923 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,013
1106 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:13 PM
Looking for superb apartment living in Wichita, Kansas? Come home to Inwood Crossings Apartment Homes. We are a lushly landscaped and well-maintained, gated community in a premium location.
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3 Units Available
Oakwood Waterwalk - Wichita
411 West Maple Street , Wichita, KS
Delano
1 Bedroom
$999
525 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,199
750 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
950 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:23 AM
Find your new home at Oakwood WaterWalk Wichita! Our community offers beautifully furnished and unfurnished one, two, and three bedroom all-inclusive apartments for you to call home! To simplify your life and reduce your monthly expenses, our
1 Unit Available
7504 W Cornelison Cir
7504 West Cornelison Circle
Wichita, KS
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
1562 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 04:01 PM
NICE 2 BEDROOM HOME TUCKED AWAY IN NW WICHITA & MAIZE SCHOOLS! HOME IS 1 BED UP 1 BED DOWN & FEATURES A LARGE OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH A FINISHED BASEMENT & TONS OF SPACE! EASY ACCESS TO ALL YOU SHOPPING & HIGHWAY NEEDS & HOME IS TUCKED BACK @ THE END
1 Unit Available
6620 W Renee
6620 Renee Street
Wichita, KS
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
2040 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 04:01 PM
GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD WITH LOTS OF ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE.
1 Unit Available
4345 E English
4345 East English Street , Wichita, KS
College Hill
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
2625 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 04:01 PM
BIG SIDE OF DUPLEX For Rent. 3 Stories. Top floor goes over both sides with its own HVAC SYSTEM FOR 3 RD FLOOR. Full bath on 3rd floor. REMAINING HOUSE HAS 93% ENERGY EFFICIENT FURNACE. ( whole place has central heat & air.
1 Unit Available
8812 W Meadow Park
8812 West Meadow Park Street , Wichita, KS
Bradford
5 Bedrooms
$1,500
2340 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 04:01 PM
We are pre-leasing for a new duplex coming to 29th and Tyler, $1500 month! 5bed, 3bth, 2340sq ft. Full finished basement.
1 Unit Available
1121 E Catalina
1121 Catalina Street , Wichita, KS
South City
2 Bedrooms
$825
1650 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 04:01 PM
2 bed 1 bath home finished basement includes rec room, bonus room with closet. Fully fenced back yard, detached garage with opener, RENT $850/Month, Deposit $850 NO PETS AND NO SMOKING PLEASE!
1 Unit Available
2433 North Piatt Avenue
2433 Piatt Street , Wichita, KS
Northeast Millair
3 Bedrooms
$750
1060 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 02:30 PM
Super cute 3bed 1bath for rent in a quiet location. Remodeled on the inside looks great. Hardwood floors all through with fresh paints on walls
1 Unit Available
2727 North Amidon Street - 505
2727 North Amidon Street , Wichita, KS
Benjamin Hills
Studio
$395
350 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated September 24 at 12:41 PM
Remodeled NW apartments with lots of amenities! This complex features a swimming pool, ample parking, a large on-site laundry facility, and a newly remodeled clubhouse with an exercise room! It's close to grocery, retail, and dining.
1 Unit Available
1226 S. Longfellow
1226 S Longfellow St , Wichita, KS
Eastridge
1 Bedroom
$495
475 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:41 PM
This one-bedroom efficient apartment has had recent upgrades!! New flooring, fresh paint, and shades throughout! The Towers is tucked in just off of Harry near Rock Road.
1 Unit Available
2116 S. Seneca - 206
2116 South Seneca Street , Wichita, KS
Southwest Wichita
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$495
420 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:41 PM
Seneca Place Apartments are located in South Wichita with easy access to dining and shopping.
1 Unit Available
808 N. West St. #33
808 North West Street , Wichita, KS
La Placita Park
Studio
$425
380 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:41 PM
This studio apartment in northwest Wichita has been newly remodeled with click flooring, new fixtures, and granite countertops. It's perfectly located near dining, grocery, and shopping.
1 Unit Available
2626 W. 9th St. #218
2626 West 9th Street North , Wichita, KS
Indian Hills
Studio
$425
380 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated September 24 at 12:41 PM
This studio apartment has been completely remodeled! It features new flooring, paint, and shades throughout as well as granite countertops.
1 Unit Available
1722 N. Holyoke St. - 2
1722 North Holyoke Street , Wichita, KS
Fairmount
1 Bedroom
$450
500 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:41 PM
This one-bedroom apartment is newly remodeled and ready for you to move in! It features wood floors, fresh paint, and shades throughout.
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How much is rent in Wichita?
In Wichita, the median rent is $484 for a studio, $574 for a 1-bedroom, $763 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,036 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Wichita, check out our monthly Wichita Rent Report.
How much is rent in Wichita?
In Wichita, the median rent is $484 for a studio, $574 for a 1-bedroom, $763 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,036 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Wichita, check out our monthly Wichita Rent Report.
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Median Rent in Wichita

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Wichita is $574, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $763.
Studio
$484
1 Bed
$574
2 Beds
$763
3+ Beds
$1,036
City GuideWichita
Welcome to Wichita: the largest city in Kansas.
Welcome to Wichita: the largest city in Kansas.

What was once a cow town settled by Indian tribes is now home to single, young professionals and families. Wichita truly holds a little something for everyone - just ask its 370,000 plus residents. As a 3-time “All-American City” award-winner, Wichita is an evolving locale that offers a clean and simple way of life.

With an emerging Downtown, miles of green grass, bike paths and old, historic neighborhoods, it’s easy to see why Dorothy proclaimed “there’s no place like home.” We hope you’ll soon agree. First step? Finding a home of your own…

General Renting Tips:

Most apartment complexes in Wichita allow cats and small dogs as roommates in exchange for a reasonably priced pet deposit. Unfortunately for Clifford, larger breed dogs require heftier deposits or are disallowed altogether. Most newer apartment complexes in the area provide tight security, requiring residents to swipe access cards or keys to both come and go. If you’re single and looking to move to Wichita and rent alone, this is an area perk worth looking into.

General Renting Tips:
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Most apartment complexes in Wichita allow cats and small dogs as roommates in exchange for a reasonably priced pet deposit. Unfortunately for Clifford, larger breed dogs require heftier deposits or are disallowed altogether. Most newer apartment complexes in the area provide tight security, requiring residents to swipe access cards or keys to both come and go. If you’re single and looking to move to Wichita and rent alone, this is an area perk worth looking into.

Which Wichita is Right for You?

The cost of living here is relatively low (median price of $630), but it varies depending on which part of the city most tickles your fancy. The neighborhoods in Wichita are just as diverse as the people who live here, and as the birthplace of both Don Johnson and Buffalo Bill, you’ll soon agree that Wichita is no one trick pony.

Downtown: Everything Old is New Again. Just east of the Arkansas River lies what was once the city’s industrial center. These days, Downtown Wichita has gone through a major overhaul and has become the go-to neighborhood for 20-somethings and single people looking for a smaller “city” life. Home to some of the most popular landmarks (Century II, Garvey Center, Epic Center and Oldtown, to name a few), the entire area has recently been restored and these old landmarks and warehouses are being turned into apartment-style communities. A bustling neighborhood full of nightclubs, bars, restaurants and shops, renting here is ideal for the young or young at heart who fancy themselves “city dwellers.” Lofts and one and two bedroom apartments are the makeup of this hip, residential area.

Riverside: Just northwest of Downtown is the established, residential area of Riverside. The streets are lined with renovated Victorian homes, beckoning families and those looking for quaint, single family homes and apartments. The area is close to to Riverside Park and bike paths. Apartment living in this Wichita hood can cost anywhere from $400 -$900, depending on the size of the unit. Renting a home suitable enough for a family in the Riverside area (more than 3 bedrooms) can cost about a $1000/month. This area is also perfect for working professionals and younger couples looking to settle or find an old rental to restore. $$-$$$

College Hill: East of downtown, College Hill overlooks the downtown area and is comprised of a more middle aged crowd. Home to artsy folks and those who want a little piece of suburbia, this neighborhood is made up of single-family homes and a few apartment complexes. This end of town isn’t all about historic homes, as new condos mingle amidst older structures. The area offers plenty of shaded, tree lined streets for a nice bike ride.

Eastborough: A virtual city within the city, Eastborough is an excellent neighborhood consisting of many older homes. Eastborough does offer some apartment and townhome communities, but housing here tends to be in houses rather than apartment form. Housing and living costs are a bit higher here than in surrounding areas of Wichita and it’s exceedingly suburban. Many people flock to the area, restoring homes, while some residents have lived in this more “upscale” neighborhood in custom-built homes for years.

Which Wichita is Right for You?
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The cost of living here is relatively low (median price of $630), but it varies depending on which part of the city most tickles your fancy. The neighborhoods in Wichita are just as diverse as the people who live here, and as the birthplace of both Don Johnson and Buffalo Bill, you’ll soon agree that Wichita is no one trick pony.

Downtown: Everything Old is New Again. Just east of the Arkansas River lies what was once the city’s industrial center. These days, Downtown Wichita has gone through a major overhaul and has become the go-to neighborhood for 20-somethings and single people looking for a smaller “city” life. Home to some of the most popular landmarks (Century II, Garvey Center, Epic Center and Oldtown, to name a few), the entire area has recently been restored and these old landmarks and warehouses are being turned into apartment-style communities. A bustling neighborhood full of nightclubs, bars, restaurants and shops, renting here is ideal for the young or young at heart who fancy themselves “city dwellers.” Lofts and one and two bedroom apartments are the makeup of this hip, residential area.

Riverside: Just northwest of Downtown is the established, residential area of Riverside. The streets are lined with renovated Victorian homes, beckoning families and those looking for quaint, single family homes and apartments. The area is close to to Riverside Park and bike paths. Apartment living in this Wichita hood can cost anywhere from $400 -$900, depending on the size of the unit. Renting a home suitable enough for a family in the Riverside area (more than 3 bedrooms) can cost about a $1000/month. This area is also perfect for working professionals and younger couples looking to settle or find an old rental to restore. $$-$$$

College Hill: East of downtown, College Hill overlooks the downtown area and is comprised of a more middle aged crowd. Home to artsy folks and those who want a little piece of suburbia, this neighborhood is made up of single-family homes and a few apartment complexes. This end of town isn’t all about historic homes, as new condos mingle amidst older structures. The area offers plenty of shaded, tree lined streets for a nice bike ride.

Eastborough: A virtual city within the city, Eastborough is an excellent neighborhood consisting of many older homes. Eastborough does offer some apartment and townhome communities, but housing here tends to be in houses rather than apartment form. Housing and living costs are a bit higher here than in surrounding areas of Wichita and it’s exceedingly suburban. Many people flock to the area, restoring homes, while some residents have lived in this more “upscale” neighborhood in custom-built homes for years.

Getting Around is Just as Easy as Clicking Your Heels:

Transportation in Wichita is primarily done by car. The city is large and fairly spread out, with drivers depending mostly on highways (Interstate 135 and Kansas Turnpike) to navigate around town. Despite highway usage, however, traffic congestion is nil, with the average commute time lasting about 16 minutes. For those who prefer to rely on public transportation, Wichita may not be for you. While there is public transportation, most residents rely on their own 4 wheels with the exception of those who reside in the Downtown area who may use the Q-Line Trolley to get to area bars, restaurants and businesses each and every evening.

Getting Around is Just as Easy as Clicking Your Heels:
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Transportation in Wichita is primarily done by car. The city is large and fairly spread out, with drivers depending mostly on highways (Interstate 135 and Kansas Turnpike) to navigate around town. Despite highway usage, however, traffic congestion is nil, with the average commute time lasting about 16 minutes. For those who prefer to rely on public transportation, Wichita may not be for you. While there is public transportation, most residents rely on their own 4 wheels with the exception of those who reside in the Downtown area who may use the Q-Line Trolley to get to area bars, restaurants and businesses each and every evening.

Tornadoes and Snow and Sun. Oh, my!

Wichita weather basically covers all four seasons. Pack your rain boots and your galoshes because it rains here a lot. The winter is very cold and the summer can be very hot, so be sure your new apartment or home comes with a hard-working A/C unit and heating system.

Not all dirt roads, wheat fields and farm land, Wichita is a great place forthose looking to relocate and young professionals looking for a bit of city life. History meets the future in this Midwest melting pot. Pack your bags and follow the yellow brick road to Wichita: The Land of Ahs.

Tornadoes and Snow and Sun. Oh, my!
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Wichita weather basically covers all four seasons. Pack your rain boots and your galoshes because it rains here a lot. The winter is very cold and the summer can be very hot, so be sure your new apartment or home comes with a hard-working A/C unit and heating system.

Not all dirt roads, wheat fields and farm land, Wichita is a great place forthose looking to relocate and young professionals looking for a bit of city life. History meets the future in this Midwest melting pot. Pack your bags and follow the yellow brick road to Wichita: The Land of Ahs.

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City GuideWichita
Welcome to Wichita: the largest city in Kansas.
Welcome to Wichita: the largest city in Kansas.

What was once a cow town settled by Indian tribes is now home to single, young professionals and families. Wichita truly holds a little something for everyone - just ask its 370,000 plus residents. As a 3-time “All-American City” award-winner, Wichita is an evolving locale that offers a clean and simple way of life.

With an emerging Downtown, miles of green grass, bike paths and old, historic neighborhoods, it’s easy to see why Dorothy proclaimed “there’s no place like home.” We hope you’ll soon agree. First step? Finding a home of your own…

General Renting Tips:

Most apartment complexes in Wichita allow cats and small dogs as roommates in exchange for a reasonably priced pet deposit. Unfortunately for Clifford, larger breed dogs require heftier deposits or are disallowed altogether. Most newer apartment complexes in the area provide tight security, requiring residents to swipe access cards or keys to both come and go. If you’re single and looking to move to Wichita and rent alone, this is an area perk worth looking into.

General Renting Tips:
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Most apartment complexes in Wichita allow cats and small dogs as roommates in exchange for a reasonably priced pet deposit. Unfortunately for Clifford, larger breed dogs require heftier deposits or are disallowed altogether. Most newer apartment complexes in the area provide tight security, requiring residents to swipe access cards or keys to both come and go. If you’re single and looking to move to Wichita and rent alone, this is an area perk worth looking into.

Which Wichita is Right for You?

The cost of living here is relatively low (median price of $630), but it varies depending on which part of the city most tickles your fancy. The neighborhoods in Wichita are just as diverse as the people who live here, and as the birthplace of both Don Johnson and Buffalo Bill, you’ll soon agree that Wichita is no one trick pony.

Downtown: Everything Old is New Again. Just east of the Arkansas River lies what was once the city’s industrial center. These days, Downtown Wichita has gone through a major overhaul and has become the go-to neighborhood for 20-somethings and single people looking for a smaller “city” life. Home to some of the most popular landmarks (Century II, Garvey Center, Epic Center and Oldtown, to name a few), the entire area has recently been restored and these old landmarks and warehouses are being turned into apartment-style communities. A bustling neighborhood full of nightclubs, bars, restaurants and shops, renting here is ideal for the young or young at heart who fancy themselves “city dwellers.” Lofts and one and two bedroom apartments are the makeup of this hip, residential area.

Riverside: Just northwest of Downtown is the established, residential area of Riverside. The streets are lined with renovated Victorian homes, beckoning families and those looking for quaint, single family homes and apartments. The area is close to to Riverside Park and bike paths. Apartment living in this Wichita hood can cost anywhere from $400 -$900, depending on the size of the unit. Renting a home suitable enough for a family in the Riverside area (more than 3 bedrooms) can cost about a $1000/month. This area is also perfect for working professionals and younger couples looking to settle or find an old rental to restore. $$-$$$

College Hill: East of downtown, College Hill overlooks the downtown area and is comprised of a more middle aged crowd. Home to artsy folks and those who want a little piece of suburbia, this neighborhood is made up of single-family homes and a few apartment complexes. This end of town isn’t all about historic homes, as new condos mingle amidst older structures. The area offers plenty of shaded, tree lined streets for a nice bike ride.

Eastborough: A virtual city within the city, Eastborough is an excellent neighborhood consisting of many older homes. Eastborough does offer some apartment and townhome communities, but housing here tends to be in houses rather than apartment form. Housing and living costs are a bit higher here than in surrounding areas of Wichita and it’s exceedingly suburban. Many people flock to the area, restoring homes, while some residents have lived in this more “upscale” neighborhood in custom-built homes for years.

Which Wichita is Right for You?
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The cost of living here is relatively low (median price of $630), but it varies depending on which part of the city most tickles your fancy. The neighborhoods in Wichita are just as diverse as the people who live here, and as the birthplace of both Don Johnson and Buffalo Bill, you’ll soon agree that Wichita is no one trick pony.

Downtown: Everything Old is New Again. Just east of the Arkansas River lies what was once the city’s industrial center. These days, Downtown Wichita has gone through a major overhaul and has become the go-to neighborhood for 20-somethings and single people looking for a smaller “city” life. Home to some of the most popular landmarks (Century II, Garvey Center, Epic Center and Oldtown, to name a few), the entire area has recently been restored and these old landmarks and warehouses are being turned into apartment-style communities. A bustling neighborhood full of nightclubs, bars, restaurants and shops, renting here is ideal for the young or young at heart who fancy themselves “city dwellers.” Lofts and one and two bedroom apartments are the makeup of this hip, residential area.

Riverside: Just northwest of Downtown is the established, residential area of Riverside. The streets are lined with renovated Victorian homes, beckoning families and those looking for quaint, single family homes and apartments. The area is close to to Riverside Park and bike paths. Apartment living in this Wichita hood can cost anywhere from $400 -$900, depending on the size of the unit. Renting a home suitable enough for a family in the Riverside area (more than 3 bedrooms) can cost about a $1000/month. This area is also perfect for working professionals and younger couples looking to settle or find an old rental to restore. $$-$$$

College Hill: East of downtown, College Hill overlooks the downtown area and is comprised of a more middle aged crowd. Home to artsy folks and those who want a little piece of suburbia, this neighborhood is made up of single-family homes and a few apartment complexes. This end of town isn’t all about historic homes, as new condos mingle amidst older structures. The area offers plenty of shaded, tree lined streets for a nice bike ride.

Eastborough: A virtual city within the city, Eastborough is an excellent neighborhood consisting of many older homes. Eastborough does offer some apartment and townhome communities, but housing here tends to be in houses rather than apartment form. Housing and living costs are a bit higher here than in surrounding areas of Wichita and it’s exceedingly suburban. Many people flock to the area, restoring homes, while some residents have lived in this more “upscale” neighborhood in custom-built homes for years.

Getting Around is Just as Easy as Clicking Your Heels:

Transportation in Wichita is primarily done by car. The city is large and fairly spread out, with drivers depending mostly on highways (Interstate 135 and Kansas Turnpike) to navigate around town. Despite highway usage, however, traffic congestion is nil, with the average commute time lasting about 16 minutes. For those who prefer to rely on public transportation, Wichita may not be for you. While there is public transportation, most residents rely on their own 4 wheels with the exception of those who reside in the Downtown area who may use the Q-Line Trolley to get to area bars, restaurants and businesses each and every evening.

Getting Around is Just as Easy as Clicking Your Heels:
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Transportation in Wichita is primarily done by car. The city is large and fairly spread out, with drivers depending mostly on highways (Interstate 135 and Kansas Turnpike) to navigate around town. Despite highway usage, however, traffic congestion is nil, with the average commute time lasting about 16 minutes. For those who prefer to rely on public transportation, Wichita may not be for you. While there is public transportation, most residents rely on their own 4 wheels with the exception of those who reside in the Downtown area who may use the Q-Line Trolley to get to area bars, restaurants and businesses each and every evening.

Tornadoes and Snow and Sun. Oh, my!

Wichita weather basically covers all four seasons. Pack your rain boots and your galoshes because it rains here a lot. The winter is very cold and the summer can be very hot, so be sure your new apartment or home comes with a hard-working A/C unit and heating system.

Not all dirt roads, wheat fields and farm land, Wichita is a great place forthose looking to relocate and young professionals looking for a bit of city life. History meets the future in this Midwest melting pot. Pack your bags and follow the yellow brick road to Wichita: The Land of Ahs.

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September 2020 Wichita Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Wichita Rent Report. Wichita rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Wichita rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Wichita rent trends were flat over the past month

Wichita rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Wichita stand at $575 for a one-bedroom apartment and $763 for a two-bedroom. Wichita's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents rising across cities in Kansas

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Wichita, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Kansas, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.4% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Leawood is the most expensive of all Kansas' major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,507; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Manhattan, where a two-bedroom goes for $740, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.3%).
    • Leawood, Lenexa, and Topeka have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (7.5%, 3.0%, and 2.2%, respectively).

    Wichita rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Wichita, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Wichita is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Wichita's median two-bedroom rent of $763 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Wichita's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Wichita than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is nearly four times the price in Wichita.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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    September 2020 Wichita Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Wichita Rent Report. Wichita rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Wichita rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Wichita Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Wichita Rent Report. Wichita rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Wichita rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Wichita rent trends were flat over the past month

    Wichita rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Wichita stand at $575 for a one-bedroom apartment and $763 for a two-bedroom. Wichita's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents rising across cities in Kansas

      Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Wichita, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Kansas, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.4% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, Leawood is the most expensive of all Kansas' major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,507; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Manhattan, where a two-bedroom goes for $740, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.3%).
      • Leawood, Lenexa, and Topeka have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (7.5%, 3.0%, and 2.2%, respectively).

      Wichita rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased slightly in Wichita, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Wichita is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Wichita's median two-bedroom rent of $763 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While Wichita's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Wichita than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is nearly four times the price in Wichita.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.