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East versus West? What should I consider before I buy or build?

Deciding whether to build a new home in East or West Wichita, depends on several factors, including your lifestyle preferences, budget, and personal needs. Here are some factors to consider when deciding which area is best for you:

Location – Both East and West Wichita offer easy access to major highways and amenities such as shopping, dining, and entertainment. East Wichita tends to be closer to downtown, while West Wichita has more of a suburban feel. 

Schools – If you have children, you may want to consider the quality of the schools in the area. Wichita has several excellent school districts, but some may fit your family better than others. Be sure to research the schools in both areas, before you make a decision where you should live. The Wichita Public School district provides multiple neighborhood school choices throughout the city. Are you interested in sending your children to a suburban school? If so, the neighboring communities of Goddard, Andover, Rose Hill, Derby, Haysville, Valley Center, Circle and more provide additional educational options. Private schools may also be something you want to explore. Wichita Collegiate, Trinity Academy, The Independent School, The Classical School and Wichita Catholic Schools also offer fantastic options. It is important to research all educational options, so you can make the right choice for you and your family.

Neighborhoods – Both East and West Wichita offer a variety of neighborhoods with different styles and price ranges. Whether you are interested in living in a picturesque waterfront community, or you are interested in being just steps away from high-end shopping, be sure to research the neighborhoods in both areas to find one that fits your lifestyle and budget.

Cost – The cost of building a new home can vary depending on the location. East Wichita tends to have higher property values and a higher cost of living, while West Wichita is generally more affordable. Consider your budget when deciding which area is best for you.

Commute – If you work in a particular area of Wichita, you may want to consider the commute time to and from each area. The traffic in Wichita can be heavy during peak hours, so living closer to your workplace, can save you time and frustration.

Ultimately, the decision to build a new home in East or West Wichita comes down to your personal preferences and your needs. Consider all of the factors listed above and work with a reputable builder who can help you find the right location to build a home that meets your specific needs and lifestyle.