College Hill, Wichita, Kansas

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College Hill
Neighborhood
Coordinates: 37°41′13″N 97°17′22″W / 37.68694°N 97.28944°W / 37.68694; -97.28944Coordinates: 37°41′13″N 97°17′22″W / 37.68694°N 97.28944°W / 37.68694; -97.28944
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sedgwick
City Wichita
Elevation 1,360 ft (410 m)
ZIP code 67208, 67211, 67214, 67218
Area code 316

College Hill is a historic, predominantly residential neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas, United States.[1]

History[edit]

College Hill was platted as a series of developments during a real estate speculation boom of the 1880s. The name came from a proposed Methodist college that would have been located in the neighborhood at Douglas and Rutan, but the Methodist church instead choose to build its college, today known as Southwestern College, in Winfield, Kansas. While a few houses in the neighborhood were built prior to the turn of the century, most were built between 1900 and 1934. The area that is now College Hill Park served as the Wichita Country Club from 1901-1912. It was redeveloped from an overgrown golf course into its current park configuration, including its swimming pool, via WPA funds during the Great Depression.[2]

Geography[edit]

College Hill is located at 37°41′13″N 97°17′22″W / 37.68694°N 97.28944°W / 37.68694; -97.28944 (37.686944, -97.289444) at an elevation of 1,360 feet (410 m).[3] It comprises the area between Central Avenue to the north and U.S. Route 54 to the south and between Hillside Street to the west and Oliver Avenue to the east.[1][4] Located approximately 2.5 miles (4 km) east of Downtown Wichita, College Hill borders the neighborhoods of Sleepy Hollow and Country Overlook to the north, Crown Heights North and Crown Heights South to the east, Fairfax and Longview to the south, and East Front and Uptown to the west.[1]

Government[edit]

For the purposes of representation on the Wichita City Council, College Hill lies within Council District 1.[5]

For the purposes of representation in the Kansas Legislature, College Hill is located in the 29th district of the Kansas Senate and the 84th district of the Kansas House of Representatives.[6]

Parks and recreation[edit]

  • College Hill Park (including pool and two tennis courts)

Culture[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Neighborhood Associations - City of Wichita, Kansas". City of Wichita. 2012-06-13. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  2. ^ White, Rebecca. "College Hill history part of Wichita's struggle for national status". KWCH. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  3. ^ College Hill, Wichita, KS, Google Earth, 2012-10-27 
  4. ^ "College Hill, Wichita, KS". Google Maps. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  5. ^ "Council Districts [map]". City of Wichita. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  6. ^ "Kansas Data - 2012 Primary Election Districts". University of Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research. Retrieved 2012-10-27.