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Mon May 14, 2018, 05:27 PM

Anyone from Wichita? I may take a one-year assignment there.

Anything you can tell me about the area would be greatly appreciated.

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Reply Anyone from Wichita? I may take a one-year assignment there. (Original post)
Cirque du So-What May 2018 OP
Shrek May 2018 #1
Cirque du So-What May 2018 #3
Shrek May 2018 #4
Cirque du So-What May 2018 #6
Shrek May 2018 #7
Cirque du So-What May 2018 #9
trixie2 May 2018 #2
LSFL May 2018 #5
Cirque du So-What May 2018 #8
Maxheader May 2018 #10

Response to Cirque du So-What (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 05:36 PM

1. Lifelong resident here

Born in 1963 so I've been here a while.

Anything specific you want to know?

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Response to Shrek (Reply #1)

Mon May 14, 2018, 05:42 PM

3. It's all so sudden, I don't know where to start

First of all, I'll need a place to live. I'll be working near DDE Airport.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #3)

Mon May 14, 2018, 05:50 PM

4. I actually live adjacent to the airport

But our occupancy is full .

I assume you want to rent rather than buy since it's not a permanent gig. There are some decent apartment complexes in the area so give me your budget and I'll tell you which ones are suitable.

You don't necessarily need to rent near the airport; traffic isn't horrible compared to other cities and pretty much any commute will be tolerable.

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Response to Shrek (Reply #4)

Mon May 14, 2018, 05:57 PM

6. Yes, I'll be renting

It'll just be myself, and my needs are simple. I'd prefer something in the $400-500 range. I took a quick look and there seems to be a lot of apartments available.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #6)

Mon May 14, 2018, 06:07 PM

7. Either of these would be a good start

My wife and I lived here right after we got married and it was fine:

https://www.silverspringsapartmentswichita.com/

This place is right next to it and is somewhat newer:

https://www.raintreeapartmentswichita.com/

Both are near the airport. The neighborhood is safe and convenient with restaurants, shopping, gym, health care, etc. all close by. Not much nightlife, though, so you'd have to drive a bit (10 - 15 minutes or so) if that's important to you.

Cultural stuff like museums, theater, or sporting events would also be a bit of a drive. If that's a bigger consideration let me know and I'll pick a different area of town for you.

I'm about to go offline for a while to do some yardwork but I'll check back in later tonight.

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Response to Shrek (Reply #7)

Mon May 14, 2018, 06:20 PM

9. Thank you

I'm 63, so nightlife isn't much of a consideration. A short drive to work and a safe neighborhood are most important to me.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 05:42 PM

2. In case of a twister

head to the shelter!

Sorry couldn't help it. Wichita Kansas just screams Wizard of Oz.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 05:55 PM

5. I live in Southern Ky.

Don't discuss religion or politics. If you can tolerate owning a gun, get one. Not for self defense..camouflage brotato.
Oddly enough a lot of rightwingers are quite hospitable if you can pass.
When in Rome....
Pick your battles. You wont be winning any hearts and minds anyway.
Good luck.

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Response to LSFL (Reply #5)

Mon May 14, 2018, 06:11 PM

8. I know that drill

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #8)

Mon May 14, 2018, 07:28 PM

10. aerospace contractor?

Did that myself for 8 years...after suffering 10 as a direct
at boeing.

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