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    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Bel Aire is a suburb of Wichita with a population of 7,422. Bel Aire is in Sedgwick County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Bel Aire offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bel Aire there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Bel Aire and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Bel Aire...
Population
7,422

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,119
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Bel Aire Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    74.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    24.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    432.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,396.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    98.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Bel Aire

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$77,242
National
$55,322
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Bel Aire Reviews

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Bel Aire is a beautiful community with wonderful friendly people around! You feel safe when you are here. The houses are well built and absolutely beautiful. Get the best of both the city and the country!
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My neighborhood is very safe. There is occasionally a police car that will drive through the neighborhood at night, but not often, but that is acceptable due to the safety in the neighborhood.
A lot of people tend to look down on Wichita, Kansas because it is in the state of Kansas. I love it here and it is the largest city in the state and there is always something to do as long as you put your mind to it. It is not too big and not too small. I would live here again if I could choose as it has taught about the life of a city boy and a farm town. The city is constantly trying to expand and improve, so I believe big things are in store.