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ROOM TO ROAM: Welcome to Wide Open Spaces

July 8, 2019

If you want to be like the great outdoorsman Ron Swanson, now's your chance. Within a half hour drive (or less) of downtown Wichita, you’ll find your sweet spot. Build the workshop that you’ve been meaning to get to. Be the person in the office that owns chickens. Wear work boots and flannels one day and a blazer the next. Why not build a gazebo or grow a garden?

Wear work boots and flannels one day and a blazer the next. You really can have it all. 

Several communities within a half hour drive of Wichita’s urban core invite exactly that. Newton, El Dorado and Andale are only a few of the communities that offer quaint rural living vibes and quiet, relaxing lifestyles. With a lower-than-average cost of living and high accessibility to the region’s amenities, it truly is the best of both worlds. You can live in town, next door to your daughter’s best friend and within walking distance of the community library. Or you can live on a few acres on the outskirts without neighbors, car horns or bright lights and be close to a lake for fishing. Either way, the local pharmacist will still remember your name and the amenities of urban life aren’t far away. Experience it all with a short commute to work in your community or in Wichita.

Make the wide-open spaces surrounding Wichita your own. Discover more about living your own way or check out rural homes for sale.

El Dorado Lake is less than an hour drive from downtown Wichita. Enjoy hiking, fishing, boating and more, knowing an urban core is not far away.

You can live in town, next door to your daughter’s best friend and within walking distance of the community library. Photo courtesy of Visit Hutch and Hutchinson Chamber.