Intersection in downtown Manhattan, KS.

#10. Manhattan

This Midwestern college town, dubbed “The Little Apple,” is pretty much the whole package wrapped in small town charm: education, livability and business. That’s why it’s been ranked on our Top 100 Best Places to Live for two years in a row and our Top 10 Best College Towns. Manhattan ranked in the top 3 for both high wage job growth and affordable housing on this list. It also hit the top 10 for jobs and commute times, and takes a top score for high speed internet access.

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