The neighborhood of Southwest is situated within the city of Wichita, Kansas.
Most areas in Southwest are quiet, as the streets are generally calm - however some parts can be quite loud, especially close to the railway line.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing about 80% of the dwellings in Southwest, whereas the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings. This part of the city also has a good selection of housing size options - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around two thirds of the units in the neighborhood are occupied by home owners while renters occupy the remainder. Most homes in this part of Wichita were built prior to the 1960s, during its latest housing boom.
Residents will welcome the proximity to both primary and secondary schools, which are within walking distance from the majority of houses for sale in this part of Wichita. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. In terms of eating, it is generally an option for home buyers in this part of the city to do grocery shopping by walking. There are also a limited number of opportunities for those who value restaurants and cafes in close proximity.
Getting around by car is especially convenient in this neighborhood. The majority of houses for sale are a rather short drive from the nearest highway, such as Interstate 235, and it is straightforward to park. In contrast, commuting by public transit is difficult in Southwest. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines crossing the neighborhood, and bus stops are usually nearby. Traveling on foot is not particularly practical for house buyers in this neighborhood as few daily errands can be run without the use of a vehicle.