12351 NE 40th St

Cheney, KS 67025

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Full Bath
  • MLS#40576

Property Remarks

Located just miles from Cheney Reservoir, this 3 bedroom home is privately nestled on 2.5 acres of rural living. Newly renovated kitchen, along with all new flooring and windows make this an ideal property for anybody looking to own a piece of the country! Includes a spacious 24x40 shed with concrete floors and heat built in. Newly poured pathway winds around the entirety of the house along with a covered deck for all of those who enjoy hanging outdoors. Half an hour from Wichita and minutes to Cheney Reservoir make this a prime destination for any home buyer. Schedule a showing today!

Property Details

Property Type
Listing Type
Total SqFt
Full Baths
Year Built


Elementary School Area
Elementary School
Middle School
High School



Presented By:

Ronda Tackett

Real Estate Broker & Branch Manager


Lot Info
Approx. Lot Size
1.01 - 3 Acres
Exterior Construction
Vinyl Siding
Garage/Carport Type
Detached Garage-1 CAR
Street Surface


Basement/Storm Shelter
Master Bath
Number of Bedrooms
1st/Main Floor
Number of Bathrooms
1st/Main Floor
Water Heater-ELECTRIC
Fire Alarm(s)
Smoke Detector(s)
Concrete Slab


On Closing
Pre-Qualified Buyer
Yearly General Taxes
General & Solid Waste Taxes
Cash to Seller
Rural Development USDA

Additional Features

Central Air
Central Heat
Home Warranty Offered
Flood Insurance Required
Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Req.
Central Electric
Central Electric
Septic Tank-1
Water Well - 1


Cheney Schools

Cheney Unified School District #268 has a proud tradition of educational excellence. 

In 1996, construction was completed on the new Cheney High School, creating a modern senior high/junior high complex with plenty of room to accommodate future growth. In 2001, voters passed a bond referendum for remodeling and expansion at the elementary school as well as improvements to the high school's industrial arts facilities.

Cheney students regularly score above average on standardized tests. The school district offers all-day kindergarten, as well as a pre-school for four-year olds. The school district has a strong arts program, including a new state-of-the-art performance art auditorium. Cheney Cardinal athletic teams are regularly among league leaders at State competitions. Sports available to CHS students include football, volleyball, golf, basketball, wrestling and track. A new gymnasium was completed as part of the new high school in 1996.

St. Paul's Lutheran School in Cheney offers an accredited, private religious education for students from Kindergarten to 8th grade. Additionally, St. Paul's operates a well-respected pre-school for 3 and 4 year olds, with both morning and afternoon sessions and all day daycare. St. Paul’s also offers an after school program called REAL Kids. To learn more about St. Paul's Lutheran School and Pre-School call (316) 542-3584, or call the St. Paul's Lutheran Church office at (316) 540-0115.

The Trinity United Christian Church operates the Trinity Learning Center, which offers a Christian-based preschool education for 3 and 4 year old children. Trinity Learning Center is currently offering M/W/F and T/Th morning sessions. In addition to kindergarten readiness and social skills, students are involved in “Jesus Time” lessons each day. The program features field trips, music, dance, art projects, a playground specially designed for preschool children and much more! To learn more about the Trinity Learning Center, please call our Director, Ms. Lisa Adolph, at (316) 540-6161, ext. 4 or email us at tlc@cheney.kscoxmail.com

(Source – City of Cheney website –www.cheneyks.org)


Cheney Lifestyle

“For more than 125 years…Raising Families – Building Businesses, Cheney, Kansas – we call it home.”  

Cheney prides itself on raising families in a small town atmosphere with great education opportunities through their school district including the arts and sports programs.

They have an Area Chamber of Commerce whose mission is to help build up and enhance the community by supporting and advocating for local business and members.  They believe it is important to Shop Local and support local businesses within Cheney.  With this in mind, The Cheney Chamber of Commerce created “Cheney Bucks” to promote shopping local.

Many types of business call Cheney home - from Accountants to Welders.   

Some of the places to eat in Cheney include:  Benny’s Burgers & Shakes at 610 N Main, D’Mario’s Pizza at 1635 Cheney Rd and Subway at 710 N Main.

If moving to the area, the City of Cheney provides water, sewer, natural gas and trash/recycling service.  Other utilities within the City include Cox Communications for internet, phone, and cable services. AT&T also offers internet and phone services. Dish Network and DirecTV offer satellite service.

The City of Cheney has a Council-Administrator form of government. The mayor serves for two years and council members serve for four years, with neither having a limit on the number of terms. Council members serve staggered terms, with two positions being elected for four years, and then two years later the other three positions are elected for four years. The Governing Body receives monthly compensation.

They have a police department which consists of 5 full time officers with 24 hour coverage. The police department provides bicycle safety training and serves as a crossing guard at the school. 

They also have a fire department that responds to all types of emergencies covering a 223 square mile radius outside of the City limits as well as within the City limits. The fire department consists of 22 volunteer firefighters. Sixteen are EMTs and three are certified divers. EMTs supply medical assistance at all types of emergencies as well as special events. The fire department provides fire safety training to schools and groups interested in fire safety.  Firefighters also respond to emergencies and provide weather spotting during severe weather.

(Source – City of Cheney website –www.cheneyks.org)


Cheney Transportation
Cheney is located a little over 28 miles (35 minutes) from downtown Wichita.   

Cheney is just minutes away from US-400 W/US-54 W/W Kellogg Ave.  This easy access makes Cheney an ideal commute to jobs in Wichita and offers safe and dependable transportation access to all of Sedgwick County.

(Source – City of Cheney website –www.cheneyks.org)


Cheney Local Attractions/Activities

The City of Cheney has four parks with playground equipment for children of all ages and is also home to a Veteran’s Memorial Park. Other parks within the City limits are at Cheney Elementary School (6th and Main), St. Paul’s Lutheran School (6th & Lincoln), and St. Paul’s Pre-School (6th and Adams).

Cheney has a public library and a library card gives you access to:

  • Checkout of materials. The library contains the newest best-sellers, fiction, non-fiction and favorite authors, as well as newspapers and magazines.
  • Inter-Library Loan, we are part of the South Central Kansas Library System, allowing patrons to borrow materials from other libraries in Kansas.
  • Public computers with internet access; printing available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Story Hours; year round children's programming is offered. This includes a Summer Reading Program
  • Yearly Adult Winter Reading Program
  • Copy machine
  • We proctor online college exams

Cheney has a bowling alley – Cheney Lane located at 1635 S 383rd St W.

Sedgwick County Fair

If you’re looking for good food, great entertainment, and friendly people, the Sedgwick County Fair is the place to go. The Sedgwick County Fairgrounds are located on South Main Street in Cheney. Each year in July, people of all ages visit the Fair for numerous reasons. Several enjoy the parade on Thursday night, the Bull Blowout on Friday night, and the Demolition Derby Saturday night. There’s also a popular Fair Idol Contest.

During the day, visitors can watch the annual softball tournament, stroll through the vendor booths, check out the 4-H projects or even partake in the Run to Cheney, Washer Tournament or a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. No one can leave without having an infamous funnel cake, freshly squeezed strawberry lemonade, homemade bierocks, or roasted corn. Oh, and don’t forget the Pronto Pup and homemade pie.


Cherry Oaks Golf Course

Cherry Oaks Golf Course became an 18-hole golf course when the back nine opened July 15th, 2005.  The city took control of the municipal course on April 1, 2004, and began the expansion process.  The course is open 362 days a year.  Amenities include a driving range, practice green and a clubhouse with merchandise, snacks, and beverages.

Recent improvements include the addition of many new trees, including 250 planted in 2007.  In 2010 and 2011, many new concrete cart paths were added at Cherry Oaks. A new scoreboard was also recently built to accommodate the many tournaments. The course is located on the north edge of town on Main Street, and is easily accessible to golfers from Wichita, Hutchinson, and surrounding communities.

Tee times are encouraged, especially on weekends and holidays.  Please call (316) 540-0133 or book online.  Cherry Oaks offers private lessons, men’s and women’s leagues in the summer, and can easily accommodate tournaments.  The outdoor pavilion is available for many events including family gatherings, class reunions and golf tournaments.


Cheney Recreation Commission

The Cheney Recreation Commission strives to offer sports and events for people of all ages. Tee ball, little league football, Zumba, date nights, and special holiday events only name a few activities offered throughout the year.

Cheney Recreation Commission is dedicated to enhance the social, cultural, educational, physical & emotional growth of citizens of Cheney and USD #268 through quality recreational programs and activities. The Rec offers several youth and adult activities and events throughout the year.

Visit their website for a complete list of activities offered by Cheney Recreation Commission. (http://home.hit.net/~crc/)


Souders Historical Museum

The Souders Historical Museum depicts what life was like in Cheney and rural Kansas in the late 1880s and early 1900s.

There are a number of buildings on the Farm, including a Main Street, several businesses, a school, a church, a homesteader’s cabin, and train depots from both Cheney and neighboring Garden Plain. The buildings contain a variety of artifacts, historical photos and educational materials.

Built by the late Floyd and Norma Souders, the Museum was built up over many, many years. Some of the buildings are re-creations, while others, such as the Dewey School,  are historical structures that have been moved to the Museum. The Dewey School was a one-room school located in Kingman County just a few miles west of Cheney, and was in operation from 1880 until 1944.

The following insert was taken from The Small Town and Its Future by Floyd R. Souders.

Because we are interested in preserving the pioneer history of this section of Kansas, we have started our private historical museum located on our farm one-half mile west of Cheney, where we have room to grow. In a 45- by 50 foot building we are displaying the story of the community through pictures and articles used in the different periods.

Our pioneer chapel tells the story of early day churches in the community. The furnishings are from the first church buildings and pictures on display show these early churches and members. There is a display of Bibles used by members of our families in pioneer days. There is room for a rural school setting nearby.”

The Museum is located about 1/2 mile west of Cheney on MacArthur Road (39th St. S.), and is open Sat-Sunday 10am-6 pm. Call 316-542-3296, 316-535-2658 or 620-478-2353.


Cheney  Lake

A short 5 minutes north of the City of Cheney, Cheney Reservoir and Cheney State Park offers a variety of activities.

The Bureau of Reclamation completed Cheney Reservoir in 1964, which provides fish and wildlife management, flood control, and the water supply for the City of Wichita. The lake consists of 9600 surface acres of water.

Cheney State Park consists of 1,913 acres of park land, spanning Reno, Kingman, and Sedgwick counties. It offers several boat ramps and docks for the avid boater; campgrounds with hookups for your RV; great fishing with cleaning stations; and shelters, picnic areas, campgrounds, nature trails, and several modern cabins.

Cheney Reservoir is also a terrific sailing venue. The Ninnescah Sailing Organization hosts several regatta events throughout the season and informal races on Wednesday evenings.

For more information on Cheney State park visit their website.


For information about the Cheney Lake Association and what they are involved in at Cheney Lake please visit their website.www.cheneylake.org


Eagle Valley Raptor Center

Eagle Valley Raptor Center specializes in native Kansas Birds of Prey. These include Eagles, Hawks, Owls, Kites, Falcons and Vultures. 

Tours: EVRC offers exciting, up-close and personal Guided Tours for your group or organization.

The basic Guided Tour is approximately one hour and a half long. A $5.00 donation per person with a minimum of 8 people is suggested.  Program will include an educational, up close, out of cage viewing of several of our birds, and 'touchables' are available for children such as wings, feathers, and talons.  Cameras are encouraged, as this is an once-in-a-lifetime experience for young people to actually interact with such incredible birds.

Birds that are included in the program are a Harris Hawk, Bald & Golden Eagles, Great Horned Owl, Peregrine Falcon, Barn Owl, Barred Owl, Red & Gray Screech Owls, American Kestrel, Eurasian Eagle Owl and Turkey Vulture.

Owl Pellets are available on request for Science/Biology teachers or Scout leaders. We include instructional material with directions on how to dissect them and a skeleton chart to help identify the bones that they find.  

Tours must be scheduled ahead of time and may be set up by calling (316) 393-0710.

For more information on Eagle Valley Raptor Center visit their website at http://www.eaglevalleyraptorcenter.org/

(Source – City of Cheney website –www.cheneyks.org)


Cheney - History

The City of Cheney was named after Benjamin P. Cheney, one of the men who served on the board of directors of several railroads that opened the west for settlement.

The following historical information was taken from The Small Town and Its Future by Floyd R. Souders published in The Kansas Historical Quarterly Spring 1969.

The town of Cheney, Sedgwick County, was named after B.P. Cheney, an officer of the Santa Fe railroad company. The town was started in August, 1883, when the railroad reached western Sedgwick County, and the entire town of Marshall moved to Cheney. Most of the residents in the new town were located on the first street west of Main, which was named Marshall in memory of the old town.

Railroads provided a faster means of bringing in manufactured good and shipping out the farm produce. They were an essential factor in making a town grow during this period in Kansas.

The Wichita and Western branch of the Santa Fe had its problems in 1884. Once the Kansas wind blew railroad cars from the siding into the path of a train. A safety valve on a locomotive blew out. Some of the early locomotives didn’t have enough power to pull the loaded cars up the grade. But nature calmed down and mechanical problems were solved.

The Cheney Roller Mill, moved from Marshall and located on the Santa Fe tracks, manufactured flour and corn meal for many years and proved to be one of the early industries which helped the town grow. As the business prospered, the building was enlarged and later the firm was expanded again to become the Cheney Mill and Power Company.

Establishment of a creamery helped the farmers to develop their livestock interests. This firm manufactured butter and also made cheese.

The business section of Main Street made a good growth. Retail stores and service agencies supplied the basic needs of the town and the surrounding rural area.

Churches were built, the Trinity Reformed being the first constructed, followed by the Methodist. The churches grew in influence with the early settlers by holding frequent revival meetings.

The school district was organized and the county superintendent reasoned that each district should not be too large so the students could easily walk to school. The Cheney district covered a little over 12 sections of land until the school reorganization era of 1946. In 1907 a 12-year school was established and the first Cheney high school graduating class in 1908 had two members.

There were a number of early day rural schools in the area surrounding Cheney. One, called the Jewett ranch school, was on a part of the famous Jewett ranch south of Cheney and was already integrated in the 1890’s. There were two Negro boys enrolled. Their father was employed on the ranch to help train the illustrious line of race horses which included John Gentry, Patchen Wilkes, and Joe Patchen, forerunners of Dan Patch.

Cheney’s first cornet band helped start the community on a cultural binge. Holidays like the Fourth of July called for special concerts. Other intellectual entertainment included community sings, literaries, and debates.

Horse power provided the early day method of transportation. Wagons pulled by teams of horses or mules were used to go to town for groceries. When the sideboards were added, the same vehicle was used to haul grain to market. Luxury travel came, in time, with a little more wealth. Families hitched their high-stepping teams to fancy carriages and buggies became as popular with the young folk as sports cars are today. Mrs. Oscar Sellon, wife of Cheney’s first photographer, was one of the first ladies to have their own horse and buddy.

Harvesting wheat with the header barge crew was a big operation in those days. Farms furnished employment for many harvest hands during the summer months. One early day threshing rig had a web stacker and a hand fed platform at the cylinder end. Later steam threshers with power feeders and blower stackers were used.

Farmers got their horses shod and their implements repaired at Cheney village blacksmith shop. I.L. McHenry operated the shop. His son, Guy, later became head of the International Harvester Company in Australia.

At one time in these early days Cheney had five saloons, but as more residents came and the influence of church grew, these bars became unpopular. In fact, one night some cowboys lassoed one of the buildings and pulled it down. This occurred even before Carry Nation got into the act.

Every town had its troubles with fire. One half of a city block was burned in Cheney and was a great financial loss. However, the fire opened the way for better buildings on Main street. Dirt streets prevailed in those pre-asphalt days. Downpours of rain turned them into seas of mud so it is no wonder that the good roads program developed in Kansas.

The pioneers of Cheney began planting tress as soon as they laid out the town. They were set around residences to provide shelter from the strong gusts of Kansas wind and shade from the midsummer sun. Trees were planted on Main Street and grew with the town.

It was popular to go to the Santa Fe depot each morning to see who was off on the passenger train to Wichita, the county seat.

Cheney’s department store was the Dewey and Hessel Store where people bought groceries, kerosene, shoes, dress goods, or thread and the ladies could get a hat made in the millinery department.

Many large and comfortable residences were built as the town grew and it was stylish to have a telephone, and a picket fence around the front yard. Big families were also in vogue and the city of Cheney continued to grow.

As time moved on, transportation improved. Model T Fords with kerosene (coal oil) and carbide lights traveled at a reckless speed of 23 miles per hour. The autos were popular and there was no wasted space in the seats when grandpappy decided to make a tour to a neighboring town, or to the Friday afternoon ball game. But there was still horse manure, and dogs roamed the streets. Auto owners in 1909 formed the Cheney Auto Club and spent much time driving over the area.

Improvements in the City included construction of the third new school building in 1917. This structure is still in use today but was replaced in 1969 when the new high school building was completed.

(Source – City of Cheney website –www.cheneyks.org) 

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