The neighborhood of New Salem is located within the city of Wichita, Kansas.
New Salem is relatively quiet, thanks to the presence of few people out and about on the streets, although there can be higher levels of noise for those who are near Interstate 135 or US Highway 81.
The population residing in New Salem is evenly split between renters and owners. Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing around 60% of the dwellings in this part of Wichita, while small apartment buildings and duplexes are also present in the housing stock. A majority of the housing growth in this neighborhood took place pre-1960. This area has a selection of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Home owners will find that wherever their property is situated in New Salem, primary as well as high schools are close by. Regarding food, it is very easy to access the closest supermarket on foot from anywhere in this part of Wichita. Likewise, a cafe is generally a reasonably short stroll away, and a small number of restaurants are available in New Salem as well.
Active property owners will be pleased with the quite walk-friendly nature of this part of Wichita; many daily errands can be run on foot. Traveling by public transit is challenging in New Salem. Nevertheless, there are a few bus lines passing through the neighborhood, and the nearest bus stop is typically very close. On the other hand, this part of the city is especially car friendly. Parking is generally easy, and it is a very short drive to the nearest highway, such as Interstate 135, from anywhere in New Salem.