Maize is located at the Northwest edge of Wichita. It is a rural community yet it is located 1 mile from the progressive West side of Wichita. The Maize Schools are ranked amoung the top 10% of 330 Kansas Public Schools according to www.schooldigger.com. Shopping and restaurants are a few minute drive to New Market Square which is the growing retail center that holds everything from a Walmart to a Cocoa Dolce Artisian Chocolatier. Maize enjoys an annual firework show every July 4th and an annual Fall festival put on by the Maize Lions. The festival includes carnival rides along with arts and crafts and a parade. With a very low crime rate and excellent schools Maize is a wonderful place to live.