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Average Rent in Wichita, KS

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Wichita Studio - $740+5%
Wichita 1 Bed - $842+3%
Wichita 2 Beds - $1,091+12%
Last updated 6/19/2024

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Local Reviews

Since the area is in downtown a lot of restaurants and coffee shops are usually walking and/or biking distance from my house. It's a quiet neighborhood so not too many noise complaints or issues of the sort to report.

I'm it sure okay it's rural small town I guess this one minimum rule is stuuuuuuuuupid af okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

It is a mixture of different races of people. that is good. fast food close buy, dollar stores close by. gas stations close by.

What I like most about my neighborhood is people do watch out for each other in my neighborhood. It seems like some things have been taken from peoples cars and garages.

There is a mall near by lots of car dealerships and there is lots of food places.also there is a shopping mall less than a mile away so your able to get all your shopping stuff done.

long street. There's a mailbox in which to deposit mail nearby. There's a park nearby. Large lots for houses. Sidewalks on some streets.

Demographics

Education

High School

65%

Associate's

27%

Bachelor's

6%

Master's

1%

Doctorate

0%

Family Size

2 people

41%

3 people

14%

4 people

21%

5 people

13%

6+ people

11%

Household Income

0-50k

72%

50-100k

23%

100-150k

3%

150-200k

1%

200k+

1%

Age

0-10

17%

10-20

13%

20-45

35%

45-65

24%

65+

11%

Affordability

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/19/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in South Central, Wichita, KS

In Wichita, KS, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $740 to $1,091. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in South Central, Wichita, KS is $740. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $842. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,091.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+5%

Changed from $705 to $740
1 Bed

+3%

Changed from $817 to $842
2 Beds

+12%

Changed from $974 to $1,091
Last updated 6/19/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

2.2%

Compared to National Average

9.6%

The cost of living in South Central, Wichita, KS is 2.2% lower than the state average and 9.6% lower than the national average. South Central, Wichita, KS housing is 31.5% less expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 1.4% more pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 2.7% less in South Central, Wichita, KS than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 7% less here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in South Central, Wichita, KSCompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
4.2%
31.5%
Utilities
1.5%
1.4%
Food
0.3%
2.7%
Transportation
0.2%
8.4%
Healthcare
5.7%
7%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Wichita$740+5%
Hutchinson$5750%
Valley Center$529--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Maize$1,104+3%
Andover$1,086+4%
Derby$860+6%
Wichita$842+3%
Winfield$799--
Hutchinson$750+7%
Valley Center$629--
Newton$575--
Haysville$4520%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Andover$1,329+2%
Maize$1,281+2%
Wichita$1,091+12%
Derby$990+5%
Hutchinson$899+20%
Winfield$899--
Newton$599-8%
Haysville$5450%

Compare Neighborhoods

Central - Northeast Wichita

$575

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Sunflower

$599

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Historic Midtown

$630

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Wichita, KS?

For renters in Wichita seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Central - Northeast Wichita, Sunflower, and Historic Midtown, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $575, $599, and $630 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Indian Hills Riverbend and McCormick, where the rents are $630 and $745, a favorable comparison to Wichita's overall 1-bedroom average of $842.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Wichita, KS?

In Wichita, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Downtown, Far West Wichita, and South Wichita. A 1-bedroom apartment in Downtown averages at $1,125, in Far West Wichita it averages $964, and in South Wichita, the average is $849. For additional high-end living options, South Area offers 1-bedroom apartments at $849, and Westlink at $807. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $842 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wichita, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Wichita, KS?

In Wichita, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Downtown, McCormick, and Central - Northeast Wichita. In Downtown, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,125. McCormick sees average rents of $745 for a 1-bedroom unit. Central - Northeast Wichita offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $575. For those seeking other popular areas, Historic Midtown presents 1-bedroom apartments at $630, and Sunflower at $599. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $842 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wichita, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
South Wichita$989-8%
Southwest Wichita$800--
Downtown$740-21%
Westlink$6990%
McCormick$6450%
Historic Midtown$590+15%
Indian Hills Riverbend$540--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$1,125-3%
Far West Wichita$964+5%
South Wichita$849--
South Area$849--
Westlink$807-2%
Southwest Wichita$750+9%
McCormick$745+51%
Historic Midtown$630+9%
Indian Hills Riverbend$630+4%
Sunflower$599-12%
Central - Northeast Wichita$575+16%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$1,500+6%
Crown Heights$1,150+10%
Far West Wichita$1,139+6%
Kellogg School$1,050+14%
South Wichita$1,029--
South Area$1,029--
Sunflower$929--
Westlink$885-4%
Mead$875+25%
Delano$850--
Southwest Wichita$850+10%
Indian Hills Riverbend$775--
Historic Midtown$720--
Central - Northeast Wichita$625+11%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

38%

15-30 Mins

47%

30-40 Mins

9%

40-60 Mins

3%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5151

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 5 of 10 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 9 of 10 renters

Percentage: 6464

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 6 of 10 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in South Central Wichita are at full-throttle!

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 80% more gas stations than average
  3. 16% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking up, there's supermarkets to be found 'round here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. 60% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The restaurant scene here is really cooking with gas.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 71% more restaurants than average
  3. 16% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this South Central Wichita is not too bad for medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 58% more medical facilities than average
  3. A standard number of medical facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in South Central Wichita.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 66% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 23% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in South Central Wichita.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. An average number of coffee shops
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in South Central Wichita.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. An average number of parks
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Childcare

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Central Wichita is low on childcare options so get on the waiting list early.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. An average number of daycares
  3. A standard number of daycares compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in South Central Wichita.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. An average number of shops
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. An average number of gyms
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Central Wichita could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. An average number of pet facilities
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hiding in the dressing room? South Central Wichita has a quiet theater scene.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. An average number of theaters
  3. A standard number of theaters compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. An average number of fine art centers
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

In need of a lift: South Central Wichita is light on amusement parks.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. An average number of amusement parks
  3. A standard number of amusement parks compared to areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Be patient when looking for a hospital around here.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. An average number of hospitals
  3. A standard number of hospitals compared to areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 9 of 10 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 8 of 10 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 6 of 10 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 6 of 10 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 6 of 10 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 6 of 10 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 6 of 10 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 6 of 10 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 5 of 10 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 5 of 10 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 6 of 10 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 6 of 10 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 6 of 10 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 6 of 10 renters

Near Grocery Stores

No

Say 7 of 10 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 7 of 10 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 8 of 10 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 10 of 10 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in South Central Wichita

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Find Houses in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Wichita, KS 2.1 miles$842$1,091
Derby, KS 8.7 miles$860$990
Haysville, KS 6.9 miles$452$545
Andover, KS 11.2 miles$1,086$1,329
Park City, KS 9.5 miles------
Maize, KS 11 miles$1,104$1,281
Newton, KS 26.6 miles$575$599
Bel Aire, KS 7.7 miles------
Valley Center, KS 12.1 miles$629---
El Dorado, KS 27.7 miles------

Find Houses in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Kellogg School 1.3 miles---$1,050
Downtown 1.7 miles$1,125$1,500