I personally like the north west area of wichita by maize. Check out all the new development and housing area around Maize road and north of 21st. There is plenty to choose from. Also, even though this is whichita the area is in the Maize district and the Maize school district is great. This is where our family lives and my son goes to maize school and we love it. There is also lots of new restaurants, and places to go. Another option would be the north east area. There is new housing development too and there are very nice places and also things to do. The only thing is that I am not sure what is the school district were your kids would go to school. We have been leaving in Wichita over 5 years. We moved from Kansas city and before we decided in a house we used to drive every weekend to go house hunting. It took us a few months but we found what we wanted. Since the house was not finished we lived in a apartment for 3 months till they finished the house. So, if you guys have the opportunity to be here in wichita and look around before you decide on a house or a place to leave, maybe you can rest a apartment for a few months and have plenty to decide on what you really want and what area you really want to live in and not rush.
Hope this helps,