For anyone looking to move to the Air Capital of the World, it’s always a good idea to know what you’re walking into. Wichita Kansas isn’t small, but it’s not the largest city either, with a population of just fewer than four hundred thousand people, so there’s plenty to do and see. However, moving can be stressful, and the last thing you want is to be caught up trying to figure out the resources in the area.
It’s best if you have one source for all the information you need, from market trends to schooling, to public transportation. So, in order to help you streamline your move, we’ve put together a list of everything you may need to be able to find when you move to Wichita.
Real Estate Resources
- Market Trends – When you’re looking to buy a home, it’s best to know about the market trends in the area. What’s selling the best, the prices, the neighborhoods, the commute times to work; everything you’d need to know about an area before you buy a house there. We’ve linked two sites that can help you find all you need.
- Building Permits – For any kind of building, remodeling or adding to your home, you’ll need a building permit.
- Property Taxes – For all the information you need on the property taxes in the Wichita area, check out this site:
- Public Utilities – Homeowners (and renters) will need to know how to access their public utilities. The links below will take you to the relevant websites, so that you don’t have to struggle to find the appropriate places.
- Electric – https://www.westarenergy.com/
- Water— https://link.wichita.gov/Home.aspx
- Garbage and Recycling – https://www.wm.com/residential/waste-and-recycling-services.jsp
- Police and Fire – While any emergency should always be handled by calling 911, there are times when you need to get in touch with the police or fire departments for a non-emergency. It’s always good to have their numbers and information on hand.
Police – http://www.wichita.gov/WPD/Pages/default.aspx
Fire – http://www.wichita.gov/Fire/Pages/default.aspx
- School Ratings – If you have school-aged children, you’ll likely want to know where the best schools in the areas are located. You can find the school ratings at the following link.
- City Calendar – It’s always a great idea to know what’s happening in your city. Your city calendar is a great reference to knowing just when to expect community events.
- Library – The library is an essential for most families. You can find their website below.
- Parks and Recreation – For those that enjoy some time outdoors, or would like to know more about the city’s recreational areas, the Parks and Recreation department is usually the place to find out more. Their website is located below.
Moving doesn’t have to be as stressful as it may seem. Having a list of resources on hand, in one convenient place, is the best way to make your move go more smoothly. You don’t want to be scrambling for numbers or websites when the time comes that you actually need them, after all. And before you move into your new home, don’t forget that it’s going to need an inspection.
So, if you’re moving to the lovely Wichita area, and you need to have a home inspection, feel free to contact us. We’d love to help you out with not only that process, but any other questions you may have on Wichita.