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Highly-Ranked City


Manhattan was recently named one of the Top Thirty Best Small Communities for Business and Careers for the sixth year running by Forbes.com, as well as a Top 10 state for business by 3 major business publications. It was also named the Fastest Growing Large City by Percentage in the State of Kansas, by the Washington Post and 24/7 Wall Street named Manhattan as one of it’s “Top 9 Cities Where Wealth is Soaring.”

U.S. News lists Manhattan as a Top Ten Most Relaxed Small City in the U.S." Manhattan was named one of the Ten Best Places in the Midwest according to movoto.com, and is one the true classic college towns in the country. Kansas State University is among the Nation’s Top 5 when it comes to Happiest College/Quality of Student Life/ Best Town/Gown Relations as reported by the Princeton Review, which makes it a perfect pair with Manhattan, which was named “Best College Town in America” by Livability.com in 2015, while the addition of nonstop jet service into Manhattan has made direct travel into the community even more convenient. It is located in the picturesque Flint Hills of Kansas near the Kansas River.

Recreation & Local Flavor


As home to Kansas State University, Manhattan is the ideal place to enjoy Big XII sports, great restaurants, superb outdoor recreation, and ever-growing shopping choices. Manhattan has big city advantages, while still being a 15 minute town. With beautiful views of the 8,600acre Konza Prairie, the natural landscape introduces the visitor to the magnificence of the Flint Hills and the Tuttle Creek reservoir. Manhattan is situated just off Interstate 70, less than two hours west of Kansas City. Explore these links to see why Manhattan earns so many accolades as a great place to live, work and play.