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Top Communities To Build A New Home in Wichita, Kansas

Location, location, location!

Perfectly situated in the heart of the Midwest along the banks of the Arkansas River, Wichita, has grown into a bustling metropolitan area. 

Whether you prefer to live close to everything on the east side of town or have a little more peace and quiet on the west side, Wichita is ever growing.

Wichita has a reputation for being a great place to raise a family, and when deciding the best communities in which to build, Paul Gray Homes values the family amenities. If you are considering building a new home in Wichita, here are some communities we highly recommend!


Located near one of the fastest growing corridors in Wichita, the entrance to Cornerstone is on 21st between 159th and Andover Road. This community is not only minutes away from shopping and entertainment, but also close to award-winning Andover schools. If you are looking for a peaceful, well-located neighborhood for your family that is loaded with amenities, then you should consider building in Cornerstone.

Edge Water

Edge Water, in Northwest Wichita, offers lake living in a quiet, country neighborhood just minutes from New Market Square and St. Catherine’s Parish. Located in the Maize school district with fishing lakes and convenient access to Highway K-96, Edge Water is a family community with a beautiful clubhouse, swimming pool, playground, and paths around the lakes. Come see this quiet area tucked away with wild turkeys walking about!


Less than a mile from Greenwich Road, on 29th Street, Firefly community resides in one of the most attractive areas of Northeast Wichita. This community is just minutes away from excellent shopping, fine dining and entertainment such as the Wichita Sports Forum, Bliss Climbing and Fitness and Stryker Soccer Complex. The Firefly neighborhood is part of the exemplary Circle School District, as well as close to a number of private school options such as Magdalen Catholic School, Trinity Academy, and Holy Cross Lutheran. Boasting amenities like two stocked lakes, a swimming pool, and a playground make Firefly a superior choice to build your next home.

Garden Walk

Experience easy living at Garden Walk, a relaxing community in Northeast Wichita. With beautiful landscaping, a community pool, playground and stocked fishing lakes, residents are close to exceptional dining and shopping at Bradley Fair and The Waterfront. Get quick access to anywhere in Wichita with major highways like K-96 and the Kansas Turnpike nearby. If you’ve been searching for a quiet place to build, Garden Walk is an ideal choice for you and your family.

Oak Creek

Oak Creek is a prestigious community, conveniently located at 21st and Greenwich Road in East Wichita. Featuring easy access to a variety of entertainment options, shopping and dining, Oak Creek is located just minutes away from K-96, making travel to any part of Wichita a breeze. Homeowners are just steps away from the popular, picturesque Red Bud trail. The final phase is The Villas @ Oak Creek, a maintenance-provided community with large homesites and thoughtfully designed floor plans offering basements or zero entry slab designs.

Rocky Ford

This community is perfect for military families looking to build a new home. Located across from McConnell Air Force Base on Rock Road just south of 31st Street, Rocky Ford is a family-friendly community with plans for a pool, walking and biking paths, fishing lakes and sports fields. Indulge in the good life when you build in Rocky Ford!


Sandcrest is an unbeatable community in Northwest Wichita situated around a boating lake where all homesites have access to the community beach area. Waterfront homes enjoy private frontage and can park a boat on a private boat dock. This community is in a quiet, convenient location with easy access to Highway K-96, mere minutes away from Sedgwick County Zoo and Sedgwick County Park, close to New Market Square shopping and dining and is within the preferred Maize School district. Whether you are looking to build for an active family or for a quiet beachfront retreat, Sandcrest has the amenities you’ll want to consider for your new build.

Speyside at Terradyne

Speyside at Terradyne is a fine place for a simple and dignified home. When you build your custom patio home at Terradyne, you will be near great dining, shopping and entertainment. More information about this community is coming soon! Join our mailing list to stay updated.

These are just a few suggestions. Henwick in West Wichita and Castaway and Emerald Bay Estates in Northwest Wichita are other fantastic communities to consider!   

Have questions about the best place to build your custom home in Wichita? Call Paul Gray Homes today at 316-978-9047!