This Midwestern city sits on the Arkansas River near the Flint Hills. Wichita is the largest city in the state of Kansas and it shows. The city buzzes with arts, culture, parks, and businesses. Sometimes called “Cowtown,” due to the fact it used to be a destination for cattle drives from Texas headed to the railroads. With a population of about 385,000, Wichita has plenty for visitors and residents alike to see and do. Temperatures throughout the year fall right in the middle of the national average.
Average commute time to work for residents is nineteen minutes, which beats the national average of twenty-eight minutes. Public transportation does exist, but is used by less than one percent of residents to commute to work. Wichita ranked 38th in a 2011 study by Walk Score on the most walkable cities in the United States.