Situated on the near the mouth of Little Arkansas on the Arkansas River, it lies in a rolling plain in an elevation of about 1300 feet. The city is surrounded by the oil industry facilities and sprawling wheat fields. Wichita is a city of diverse agricultural and industrial economies. During World War II, the city has been home to various aviation firms, which earned the region its nickname, the “Air Capital of the World.” Wichita’s tremendous growth over the years has been attributed to its success over its cattle, oil and aviation industries, and the grain industries. Today, the city has embraced world-class health care and technological innovation and higher education, although it continues to celebrate its cowboy roots. The most significant benefit of living in the city is its low cost of living compared to the lower national average. Housing prices and rents are low, and residents spend less on the daily necessities but have the highest sales taxes in the United States.
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