Uptown, Wichita, Kansas

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Uptown
Coordinates: 37°41′24″N 97°18′16″W / 37.69000°N 97.30444°W / 37.69000; -97.30444Coordinates: 37°41′24″N 97°18′16″W / 37.69000°N 97.30444°W / 37.69000; -97.30444
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountySedgwick
CityWichita
Elevation
1,310 ft (400 m)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total1,478
ZIP code
67214
Area code316

Uptown is a neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas, United States.[2] A mixed commercial and residential area, it is located in the east-central part of the city.[3]

Geography[edit]

Uptown is located at 37°41′24″N 97°18′16″W / 37.69000°N 97.30444°W / 37.69000; -97.30444 (37.69, -97.304444) at an elevation of 1,310 ft (400 m).[4] It consists of the area between Central Avenue in the north and Douglas Avenue in the south and between Grove Street in the west and Hillside Street in the east.[3] Uptown borders The Elm neighborhood to the north, College Hill to the east, East Front to the south, and New Salem to the west.[2]

Government[edit]

For the purposes of representation on the Wichita City Council, Uptown is in Council District 1.[5]

For the purposes of representation in the Kansas Legislature, Uptown is in the 29th district of the Kansas Senate and in the 84th district of the Kansas House of Representatives.[6][7]

Media[edit]

The offices of The Community Voice, a newspaper aimed at the local African American community, are located on East Douglas Avenue in Uptown.[8]

Parks and recreation[edit]

The City of Wichita’s Park and Recreation Department maintains one park in the neighborhood, Chautauqua Park. Converted to a 0.5-acre (0.20 ha) park from a house lot in 1999, it is on the 200 block of North Chautaqua Street just south of a bicycle/pedestrian path that runs from Lorraine to Interstate 135 several blocks west of Uptown. The park includes a children’s playground.[9]

Transportation[edit]

All the main streets in Uptown run along its periphery: Central Avenue, which runs east-west along its northern border; Hillside Street, which runs north-south along its eastern side; Grove Street, which runs north-south along its western side; and Douglas Avenue, which runs east-west along its southern border.[3]

Wichita Transit offers bus service in Uptown on its 21, 24, and 25 routes.[10] On Fridays and Saturdays, the Douglas route of the free Q-Line trolley also services the neighborhood.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uptown, Wichita, Kansas". Statistical Atlas. Cedar Lake Ventures. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  2. ^ a b "Neighborhood Associations – City of Wichita, Kansas" (PDF). City of Wichita. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  3. ^ a b c "Uptown, Wichita, KS". Google Maps. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  4. ^ Uptown, Wichita, KS, Google Earth
  5. ^ "Wichita Council District 1 [Map]" (PDF). City of Wichita. 2017-07-18. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  6. ^ "Kansas Senate District Map (2017-18 Session)". Kansas Bar Association. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  7. ^ "Kansas House of Representatives (2017-18 Session)". Kansas Bar Association. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  8. ^ "Contact Us". TCV Publishing, Inc. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  9. ^ "Chautauqua Park". City of Wichita. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  10. ^ "Bus System Map" (PDF). Wichita Transit. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  11. ^ "Q-Line" (PDF). Wichita Transit. Retrieved 2018-10-19.