Andale’s Public Schools consist of an Elementary, Middle and High School which services the sounding towns of Colwich and St. Mark.
Sports are big in Andale! The Andale High School football team celebrates State Championships. They also have an excellent golf team and basketball team.
St. Joseph Catholic Church provides religious education and there are many colleges close to Andale.
When you make Andale, KS your home, you've selected a community that can provide the best of small-town living as well as all the opportunities available in a metropolitan city.
While every imaginable resource is available in close proximity to Andale, a number of service- related businesses are available along Andale's Main Street and around the community.
Andale has a City administration office for water, sewer, animal control, park maintenance and police.
It also has 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.
Places to eat in Andale include:
Brunin Family Café on Main Street, featuring home-style cooking for breakfast and lunch.
Little Bear Sports Bar also on Main Street, featuring sandwiches and Mexican entrees.
Country Acres Market on Andale Road, featuring burgers, sandwiches, salads and pizza.
Andale is located just 15 miles from the northwest edge of Wichita. In addition, Hutchinson, which also offers all the opportunities of a large city and is home to the Kansas State Fair is just 28 miles northwest. Andale is just minutes away from four-lane highway access to both Wichita and Hutchinson.
This easy access makes Andale an ideal commute to jobs in Wichita and Hutchinson, and offers safe and dependable transportation access to all of western Sedgwick County and southern Reno County.
Andale Local Attractions/Activities
The community of Andale has an excellent City Park and swimming pool, and has modern ball fields for a variety of local recreation programs. Two public lakes are available within minutes from Andale.
The City Park offers swimming, tennis, basketball, volleyball, playground equipment, horse shoes and picnic shelters.
School grounds offer a running track, football fields, basketball courts, baseball fields & playground equipment.
The Andale Library offers Story Hour, summer reading, movies, public computers, Wi-Fi & more.
St. Joseph Catholic Church groups and activities include:
Altar Society – An organization of women that provide needed services and communication
Knights of Columbus #2217 – An organization of men that provide charitable service to those in need.
Choir – Weekend mass
Catholic Youth Ministries – Provides High School aged boys and girls a fun atmosphere for social and spiritual growth.
Seniors meet Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. at the St. Joseph's Rec Center to play cards.
Christmas on Main Street is an annual downtown Christmas Open House.
Andale is located in Sherman Township in Sedgwick county Kansas. The land on which Andale sits was part of old Indian lands which the government had considered worthless plains. By 1860, on the eve of the Civil War, most of the Indian lands previously opened up for white settlement were taken, and the influx of white hunters and settlers upon the Indian ground began.
A Wichita Beacon article stated that Andale was as “old as the rails,” since it was chartered in 1855, the same year as the railroad went through the area. Andale is a compound of Anderson and Dale from the pioneer families of J. Will Dale and George Anderson. It was the Honorable Frank Dale whose name was incorporated in the town’s name; he was appointed Supreme Justice of the state of Oklahoma, and it is with pardonable pride that Andale points to him as one of her early settlers.
G.W. Anderson owned the farm later occupied by Jacob Grassl, and he encouraged the building of the Catholic Church. The original copy of the warranty deed shows the G.W. Anderson sold land for the city for the consideration of $15,000 “which should be known as An Dale Kansas". There was a small controversy over the selection of the name of the proposed town. Neither Anderson nor Dale would sell ground for the site unless the town was named after him; so, they compromised on a combination of their names.
(Source – City of Andale website and andalekansas.com)