A view of the Manhattan, Kansas skyline overlooing the Kansas River.

Courtesy of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau

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How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 45
Demographics 40
Economy 58
Education 79
Health 73
Housing 75
Infrastructure 55

#43. Manhattan, KS

Recently named to the Top 10 Best College Towns, Manhattan is also one of the best places to live. The city’s connection to Kansas State University shows on many levels, including the economy, entertainment options and overall civic pride. The Aggieville district draws more than just sports fans with a solid lineup of bars, restaurants and shops.

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