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Ellenwand is a premier Topeka neighborhood set in the western part of the city, about a mile south of the Kansas River. The northern part of the neighborhood holds single-family housing set in expansive lawns ornamented by tall arching trees. The traditional-style area is without sidewalks. In the southern part of the neighborhood, much newer multi-unit developments offer up-to-date clustered housing.
Ellenwand is easily accessed from either Highway 40 or Interstate 470. Southwest Tenth Street borders the rectangular Ellenwand neighborhood on the north, Southwest Prairie Road on the east, Southwest Huntoon Road on the south, and Southwest Fairlawn road to the west. The zip code for Ellenwand is 66604.
Public elementary schools close to Ellenwand are Whitson and McCarter. The Most Pure Heart of Mary Parochial School is about one-and-a-half miles away, and the independent Topeka Collegiate School is at about the same distance. Landon is the local public middle school, and Topeka West High and Kaw Area Technical are nearby public high schools.
About two miles south of the Ellenwand neighborhood is the Shunga Trail, which follows winding Shunganunga Creek through a loosely strung chain of public parks that includes Crestview, Wells, Felker, Big Shunga, and Shunga Glen. Besides the paved Shunga Trail, most of these parks hold their own networks of unpaved nature trials that explore the woods and wetlands near the creek. Felker Park also has popular tennis facilities, and Crestview Park has disc golf as well as a BMX track, for cross-country bicycle racing.
Local shopping is clustered in an area just southeast of Ellenwand, while more extensive shopping excursions may take shoppers to substantial West Ridge Mall, less than two miles to the southwest.