Best Places to Live

Manhattan, KS

Population: 55,769
LIV
SCORE
693
Ed McNamara/Courtesy of Historic Downtown Manhattan

No, not the New York one — it’s Manhattan, KS that ranks second on Livability.com’s 2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live. Home to Kansas State University, Manhattan scored high in the education category (naturally) and is also among the Top 10 Best College Towns in the country. With many restaurants, shops and cultural venues, Aggieville and the bustling downtown are two popular entertainment districts.

Thanks to affordably priced apartments and starter homes and a low unemployment rate, Manhattan scored well in the housing and economic categories as well (it’s certainly more affordable than its NYC counterpart). For resident travelers, there is the convenience of Manhattan Regional Airport, the second-busiest commercial airport in Kansas.

Find out more about what makes Manhattan a Best Place to Live!

Manhattan, KS Ranking Data

Civic
66
Demographics
40
Economy
80
Education
85
Health
71
Housing
83
Infrastructure
54