Intersection in downtown Manhattan, KS.

Ed McNamara/Courtesy of Historic Downtown Manhattan

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#22. Manhattan, KS

At the junction of the Kansas and Big Blue rivers is Manhattan, home to Kansas State University and regarded among the Best College Towns in America. The city has amenities like Manhattan Regional Airport and an annual Country Stampede Music Festival, and its Aggieville district is a hub of nightlife with a big lineup of restaurants, shops and bars. Manhattan Town Center Mall highlights a thriving downtown, and the city hosts many big-name concerts.


Read more about what makes Manhattan a Top 100 Best Place to Live.

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