The neighborhoods in Manhattan offer a variety of living options for the town’s composite population, making residents feel right at home no matter their stage in life. Transplant college students, established professionals and native Kansans all call the city home, and homes as diverse as the population are a large part of Manhattan’s charm.
Quiet family subdivisions, lively college apartments, central townhomes and rural landscapes are all available and easily accessible, allowing Manhattan residents to naturally match their dwelling with their lifestyle.
There are several neighborhoods in Manhattan with active neighborhood associations, bringing neighbors closer together and closely monitoring the city’s development. Grandview, North Pointe, Eugene Field and City Park West are all wonderful neighborhoods for residents who want to take an active role in their community.
One example of a traditional Manhattan subdivision is Wilderness Pointe, a development of affordable, convenient homes in western end of the city. The emphases of the neighborhood are controlled architecture, high-quality construction and fair prices. For residents seeking a homey feeling without the responsibility of maintaining land, Four Winds Village is offering spacious new townhomes less than three miles from the Kansas State University campus in West Manhattan. Properties include finished basements, decks and garages and exterior maintenance is provided.
At the other end of the spectrum, more rural landscapes can be found just beyond the city limits in towns such as Keats, Ogden, St. George and Wamego, many with commutes between just 10 and 30 minutes.
Kansas State boasts an enrollment of nearly 25,000 students, so apartment living is readily available, as well. Many large historic homes near the campus have been subdivided into apartments and duplexes, and new duplexes are being built steadily. There are also many small homes in the city, perfect for students or young professionals.