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Welcome to Newton, Kansas

Looking for a Place to Call Home?

Newton is a great place to call home!  Friendly faces and attractive amenities make Newton a great place to live!  That's why Newtonians proudly say Newton, Life as it should be!


Why should you move to Newton?
  • Relaxed, small-town living at its best!
  • Low crime rate
  • Excellent School System
  • Lower Cost of Living
  • Safe environment for children
  • Excellent Property Values
  • State-of-the-Art Medical Care
  • Multicultural diversity
  • Abundant recreation opportunities

Welcome to Newton!

Located just 20 minutes north of Wichita on Interstate I-135, Newton offers an ideal family environment, affordable quiet neighborhoods, outstanding schools and abundant community activities.  Newton’s 18,000+ residents also enjoy the easy access to all the amenities the Wichita metropolitan area offers.  Those who live and visit here know that Newton is a true small town, where Life is as it should be!

When you drive through the heart of the community, you will see a city full of pride for its past and with a vision for its future.  Historical buildings, adapted for modern commercial enterprises, dot the central core area.  Visible signs of steady growth evidence successful commerce.  Residents are reaping the benefits of a lifestyle in which sound education and progressive health care are simply expected.

 Healthcare as it should be!

Newton area has access to full medical, dental and rehabilitative services and enjoys the third highest physician/resident ration in the state!  Newton Medical Center is a state-of-the-art facility at the south edge of town, offering a wide range of short-term and acute care as well as highly specialized procedures including MRI’s and CT Scans.  Having a first rate medical facility in your backyard provides security and peace-of-mind to residents of a small town.  Three additional medical clinics are located within the community to include Axtell Clinic, Newton Professional Group Center and Wichita Clinic-Bethel.  There is a cancer treatment facility on the hospital campus as well as a kidney dialysis center and renal treatment specialists close by.

Prairie View, with corporate headquarters located in Newton, offers a complete range of psychiatric and drug and alcohol abuse services for children, adolescents, adults and older adults.  Mirror, Inc., a private not-for-profit corporation, provides alcohol and drug abuse services at the Intermediate, Reintegration, Relapse, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient Counseling and Continuing Care Counseling levels.  ResCare of Kansas Inc. has a fifty year history of supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and provides a wide array of quality services.
Retirement as it should be!
Superb healthcare services and numerous amenities the Newton area provides make us an attractive retirement community for senior citizens.  From owning their own home or apartment in a retirement center, to full-service nursing facilities, all levels of care and services are available to residents through four retirement communities in Newton.  Additionally, there are a variety of home and community-based services in Newton that support people who wish to remain in their own home.  The community Senior Center, Bethel College, Newton Recreation Center and other facilities offer numerous activities to satisfy the recreational and cultural interests of older adults.
 Education as it should be!

Newton’s award winning educational institutions offer a wide array of programs in a hometown environment that is not found in large metropolitan areas.  Unified School District #373 is an award winning school system which serves more than 3500 students in the Newton area.  This includes Newton, North Newton, Walton and surrounding rural areas.  Annually, Newton High School graduates classes averaging about 350.  Newton community’s strong support for public schools provides the best possible future for the youth of the area.  Children with disabilities from birth through age 21 are offered a wide range of programs from total regular education integration to placement in separate facilities.  The Parents as Teachers education program is designed for families with children ages birth to three years; and is focused on supporting parents as their child’s first teacher.

The district encourages participation in statewide journalism, speech, debate, music, drama, fine arts and athletic programs and also offers a comprehensive vocational-technical education program.  Newton elementary school classrooms currently are limited to 25 students to ensure quality individualized instruction.  Two private/parochial schools in Newton also offer excellent educational opportunities as an alternative to public education.

In addition to the primary and secondary education programs, the Newton area offers a private four-year college in North Newton.  Known for its tradition of academic excellence, Bethel College rings first among colleges in Kansas for the percentage of graduates who go on to earn a doctorate degree.  Bethel is also the only college in Kansas named to the John Templeton Foundation’s Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges.  The Hutchinson Community College also maintains an outreach campus in Newton. 

Newton Public Library has served the community for more than 110 years.  Books, toys, videos, newspapers, works of art, magazines, audio books, large-print books and cassette tapes are available for checkout.  Services include preschool story times, summer reading activities and programs for young people, reference and information, interlibrary loan, Talking Books, Dial-A-Story, Internet and book delivery to area nursing homes and homebound senior citizens.

Entertainment as it should be!

Newton residents look forward to a variety of annual community events that range from the Apple Blossom Festival in April, the Chisholm Trail Festival in July, the Taste of Newton in October to the Parade of Lights in December. 

There are several options for recreation in Newton.  Sand Creek Golf Station, recognized in GOLF Magazine in January of 2007 as one of the top ten new courses to play, is an 18-Hole course that provides scenic views and peaceful competition from every angle.  Fox Ridge Golf Course and Newton Public Golf Course offer 9-holes of golf in a relaxing and enjoyable setting.  East Park and West Park are two county parks where fishing, boating and camping can be enjoyed.

A wide variety of cultural venues are available in Newton and the surrounding areas.   The Warkentin House and Kauffman Museum offer a view into the Mennonite Heritage of Newton.  The Harvey County Historical Museum covers the Railroad era and other historic events in the Newton area.  The Carriage Factory Gallery is an esteemed art gallery in a historic setting.  Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, located in Hesston, has created a natural, open-air domain like no other in the country.  Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is just a short drive away to Hutchinson and provides an educational trip into the history of the American Space Program.

Would you like more information? 

If you would like more information about relocating to Newton, please contact the Newton Area Chamber Office by calling 1-800-868-2560 to request a Relocation Packet be mailed to you.

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