Wichita’s College Hill Neighborhood

Wichita’s College Hill Neighborhood

If you’re looking for a Wichita neighborhood with historical charm and tree-lined streets, consider College Hill. College Hill’s convenient location, beautiful homes, and close-knit community make it one of the best places in Wichita to live and play.

Convenient Location

Located on Wichita’s east side, College Hill occupies approximately one square mile bordered by Hillside, Central, Oliver and Kellogg. 1-135 and Kellogg are mere minutes away and easily accessible for the daily commute. Some of Wichita’s best shopping, dining and entertainment are nearby, as College Hill is close to Downtown, the Delano District, and East Side shopping centers.

Historical Charm

College Hill was established in 1870, the same year Wichita became a city, and began as just a few family farms. It quickly grew into a suburban residential neighborhood, and is still popular today.

The homes in College Hill are some of the best examples of early 20th-Century architecture in Wichita, with features like wraparound porches and high ceilings. Many of the houses have been updated with modern kitchens and appliances, while still maintaining their historical charm.

Family-Friendly, Close-Knit Community

You’ll often find the residents of College Hill out and about on the tree-lined streets, taking their dogs for a walk, riding bikes with family, or simply enjoying the sights and sounds of the neighborhood.

Spending the day at College Hill Park, with its pool and tennis courts, is another favorite neighborhood pastime. In the winter, bundle up and head for the sledding hill for an afternoon of fun!

You can also enjoy some of Wichita’s best local shops and restaurants at Clifton Square and Lincoln Heights Village, both on Douglas.

Holidays & Neighborhood Events in College Hill

Holidays are magical in College Hill. The neighborhood is famed throughout Wichita for its Halloween decorations and Christmas lights, and the annual Holiday Lights Trolley tour is always a local favorite. The College Hill Neighborhood Association hosts several events each year, including an Easter egg hunt and family fun fair.

Interested in Making a Home in College Hill?

If you’re looking for a home with history and character, in an established, close-knit neighborhood, consider College Hill. Take a look at some of the homes for sale in College Hill, or contact a Coldwell Banker Plaza Real Estate agent today.