About Manhattan

One of the Nation's Top Living Places: Manhattan KS

Enveloped comfortably in the heart of the breath-taking Flint Hills, Manhattan is a thriving center for tourism, business, education, entertainment and health care. Among Livability website's ratings of The Top 100 Best Places to Live, Manhattan in 2018 ranked one point behind Ann Arbor, Mich.: Number 2 nationally. In 2019, the same ratings placed Manhattan in the number 16 position from listings derived among more than 2,000 communities! Gateway to the Flint Hills of North America, Manhattan is an outdoor-lover's paradise.

Manhattan and the surrounding area features a renowned land-grant university - the nation's first! - in Kansas State University, highly-respected home of the Big Red One at Fort Riley, plus established fine arts, naturally beautiful landscape, exciting K-State Wildcats sports and a wide range of additional attractions. Visit Manhattan, and you may just be inclined to stick around for a while... a long while!

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