Eastborough is a city with a city hall, a mayor-council government, a police department, a municipal court and many parks. In addition, they receive support from Sedgwick County. The Eastborough Police Department is a very important benefit to the citizens. Besides providing safety 24 hours a day, it offers vacation security for your home. When you are planning to be out of town, notify city hall and the police department will check your home and pick up your mail and papers if requested.
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Because Eastborough is such a small area they do not have their own school district, but are actually within the Wichita School District—USD 259. Below are a few of the most reputable schools:
Eastborough is about 5 miles (10 minutes) from Downtown Wichita. The community is located right off of East Kellogg Avenue and Woodlawn making daily commutes ideal and convenient. Browse the newest real estate listings in Eastborough, KS.
"Eastborough and Woodlawn, two swank additions lying east of Wichita between Central and Kellogg will soon incorporate into a city of the third class, it was reliably reported here today." (Eagle, May 11, 1937) When the Sedgwick County commissioners approved the petition, the city of Eastborough was created.
Eastborough was originally envisioned by Burdon Hunter, a British architect, who stood "atop a high hill" east of Wichita to picture an English village in the midst of a Kansas prairie. He planned an English village complete with quaint English streets, named and patterned after the small boroughs of his native land.
Eastborough's first developers included Alton H. Smith, Harrison W. Albright and Harry T. Morgan. They planned the 215 acre tract, as Hunter had envisioned, with winding drives, broad lawns, parks and a lake. Some of the street names had a similar sound—Alton Avenue, English, Morgan Lane, Hunter, etc.
Sale of Eastborough Village started April 10, 1929, when the developers set up a tent at the site and paid Wichita churches 50 cents for each prospective buyer referred and gave away free lunches. They planned to have the area built and developed within a year so Eastborough would be one of the "showplaces of the city."
Oil was discovered leaving the lots too torn up to sell or build upon. There were no streets and only a half-finished sewer system. The Democrat on July 30, 1951 described the initial sales event as a carnival-like atmosphere and mentioned that the out-of-town promoters then disappeared leaving a mess. And Eastborough made its only appeal to be annexed by Wichita in 1930, which was fortunately turned down.
Since 1937, Eastborough has developed into a small town covering two square miles with 21 streets. The third class city, once a long way from Wichita, is now completely surrounded by the larger first class city. There were several failing attempts to "annex" Eastborough.
People moved here because it was a "good place to live." Families were reared; couples moved on; and younger families are moving in. There are several second and third generation residents who, remembering their childhood happily chose Eastborough as the place to rear possibly the fourth generation.
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