Best Places to Live

Manhattan, KS

Population: 55,769
Courtesy of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau

At the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River is Manhattan, home to Kansas State University. The cultural scene is largely defined by KSU students, and an Aggieville district is the hub of Manhattan's nightlife. The brewing industry is taking hold with enterprises such as Little Apple Brewing Co. and Tallgrass Brewing Co., which has offerings like 8-Bit Pale Ale and the RateBeer pick Zombie Monkie.