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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    NG
Southwest is a neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas. Southwest is in Sedgwick County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Southwest offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Southwest there are a lot of bars and parks. Residents of Southwest tend to lean conservative.
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Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$80,003
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$677
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,264
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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Southwest Reviews

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The local businesses in this area are what you would expect in a lower middle class neighborhood. You can get everything you need within a 1-2 mile radius. The stores are not run down but they are not as nice as some of the stores on other sides of town. Instead of a lot of 3-4 start restaurants to chose from, there are a lot of fast food businesses. There is a variety of stores, just not as new and kept up as they could be.
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There are a lot of convenient stores and fast food restaurants. A few mechanic shops... But not a lot of what most people would consider to make a career out of. The majority of possible employment opportunities in the area would be considered a "Highschool Job" or "College Job". Pretty much, a job to get by.
Well, I like my neighborhood. Everything is conveniently surrounding my home. Walmart, Neighborhood Walmart, Dillon's, Walgreens, QuikTrip, and fast food restaurants. It's nice that everything is not too far away from me.