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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$138,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,072
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    94
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    13
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    229
    525
  • Theft
    620
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    27
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,640
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    11%
  • 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
    5%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bel Aire Reviews

6 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.