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Why Remote Workers Are Building Homes In Wichita, Kansas

If you could work from anywhere, where would you live?

More importantly, where will you be positioned for the best quality of life when you choose to settle down?

You already know three things that matter most in property — location, location, location. So let’s talk about location. What makes Wichita, Kansas, the best location for remote workers? 

For remote workers eager to establish new stomping grounds, Wichita offers the perfect mix of space, quality of life and cost of living, plus all the amenities of a bustling city. Read on to discover why homebuyers love Wichita!

Small Town Comfort, Big City Amenities

Wichita is Kansas’ largest city and home to nearly 400,000 people. Given its affordability, growing food scene and unique attractions, it’s no surprise Wichita is looked at as a favorite place to live.

Size: Wichita is not only the most populated city in Kansas, but also the biggest in the state with a total area of 159.25 square miles. It’s considerably spaced out, with plenty of entertainment options and new developments at all corners of the city. Wichita is also among the cities that are the easiest to drive in. It’s one of the least congested cities in America, with respect to its population.

Affordability: Check any list for most affordable cities in America and you will almost always find Wichita near the top. Wichita is 17% below the National Average for cost of living, making it one of the most affordable cities to live. If you’re searching for great value, you’ll find it here.

Accessibility: Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport is Kansas’ largest airport and serves the region with seven airlines. Need to get away? Eisenhower Airport is accessible and easy to navigate for novice and experienced travelers alike.

Entertainment: Wichita has no shortage of entertainment options. From family-friendly spots like the brand-new Wichita Wind Surge baseball stadium to staples like Botanica and Old Cowtown, there is plenty to do in Wichita! In the mood for nightlife? Head to Old Town, an old warehouse district that’s been revitalized with restaurants, museums, specialty shops — and, in the spring and summer, the town’s popular Farmer’s Market.

Location, Location, Location

It’s a seller’s market — and in the current real estate boom, homebuyers have and will clamor to almost any home that hits the market. Homebuyers who pay close attention to location may see their home appreciate at a greater rate than homebuyers who overlook key factors like accessibility, amenities and plans for development surrounding a home’s neighborhood.

Homebuyers often make a decision to buy property based on how much they like the home. Every homebuyer needs to remember that homes can be renovated, remodeled or even demolished — but the location of a lot cannot be changed.

Sure, a good location means different things to different people, but there are also objective factors that set apart a good location from a bad one.

The desirability of a home’s location is dependent on simple factors, like proximity to good schools, accessibility to amenities like grocery stores and entertainment options and the prospect of new development.

Does your neighborhood have quick access to a grocery store, shops and restaurants? You are most likely to frequent places that are convenient to you. Look closely at your distance from popular attractions and the shops and restaurants you are a patron to.

What about schools? Even if you don’t have kids yourself, buyers will be on the lookout for good schools. Should you want to sell your home in the future, the quality of nearby schools will be a factor.

Communities are always changing, and the jump from less desirable to up and coming can happen in the blink of an eye. It’s not just present amenities that matter, but future ones, as well.

Plans for new schools, community centers and shops and businesses all can improve property values in the area. When shopping for a location, try to learn whether any new developments are planned and consider how they might affect the desirability of the area.

Doing your homework to understand the location is a necessary step that will pay off in the long-run. But what if you’ve already exhausted every line of research?

Try this: mention to someone in a local restaurant or coffee shop that you’re looking to buy in the area, and you’ll find that most people are willing to share their knowledge. Locals are and will be the most invaluable source of knowledge when scouting out locations.

Remember, your home is a depreciating asset. The lot, on the other hand, will maintain or appreciate in value relative to the house.

Homes in Wichita have appreciated 5.8% in the last 10 years. Keep that in mind as you plan your next move.

Ready to call Wichita home?

You have many choices when deciding where to plant your roots. Wichita is a smart choice for many families looking to settle down.

Have questions about building a home in Wichita? Call Paul Gray Homes!

Paul Gray Homes provides valuable guidance through the entire home- building process. Our experienced team can help you get up to speed on everything you need to know and make crystal clear the steps needed to make your dream home a reality.

Our biggest priority is delivering you the most exceptional homebuilding experience, from consultation to construction to final walkthrough. Interested in exploring the idea of building in Wichita? Talk to the experienced professionals at Paul Gray Homes!

We know the area — and we know homes. Call us at 316-978-9047!