Manhattan Area Info

Learn All About the Greater Manhattan, KS Market Area Before You Buy Property!

Great people come from near and far to live in Manhattan, Kansas, fondly nicknamed “Manhappiness” and “The Little Apple®”.  Alive with trees, parks, hills, rivers, lakes, friendly people and fun activities, Manhattan is located in the beautiful Flint Hills.  Newcomers soon come to love this welcoming community for its small-town quality of life and exciting city-like attractions.  Some new residents move here for a year or two “to get started”; many more choose to stay, some becoming enthusiastic pillars of the engaging community.

Welcome to the Area Information SECTION for the seven counties in the market area Manhattan serves. Cities located in those counties include AbileneAlma, Alta Vista, ChapmanClay CenterCouncil GroveJunction City,  Leonardville,  Manhattan, OgdenOlsburgRileySt. George, Wakefield, Wamego, and Westmoreland.  All communities in the Flint Hills have characteristics that make them both interesting and unique.  A day trip of “boutique-ing” and “antique-ing” might begin in Wamego, continuing through the Flint Hills, and end in Historic Abilene.  There is much to see and do in this beautiful part of the country, most especially in Manhattan!

Riley County Courthouse, Manhattan

Riley County Courthouse, Manhattan

Newcomers to the Manhattan Area come from diverse backgrounds with a variety of living needs and preferences.  They bring their talents from around the world and are considered an asset in this growing community. With a University of 23,000 students from 90 countries and all 50 states.

Relocating University faculty, staff, and administration are proud to be affiliated with the only public university that ranks among the Top 10 in public and private universities, in Carnegie/CASE Awards,  Kansas State University.  K-State’s faculty, staff and administration are constant contributors to the fabric of our community, creating strong “Town and Gown” relationships.

Relocating military families are welcomed to a community and region where we support our troops and appreciate their service to our country.  They are encouraged by the cultural, educational, and recreational advantages offered by a major University and a friendly civilian community that rolls out the welcome mat in support of the families of U.S. service men and women.

Relocating businesses, corporations, and industries appreciate an environment that is conducive to business doing business.  Manhattan’s supportive, progressive, and cost-effective business environment facilitates efficient growth of companies and enhances the stability of their corporate family lifestyle.

Research institutions and companies discover in Manhattan a dynamic progressive University community known for its established serious commitment to biosecurity research, food safety and security, animal health, plant science and bioenergy.  Additionally, the Kansas State University/Manhattan community is recognized as one of the most supportive of small, technology-based businesses in America.

Golf-lovers are attracted by our PGA-licensed golf course, Colbert Hills,  and the many excellent golf courses in the area, including the beautifully renovated Manhattan Country Club and Stagg Hill Golf Club.

Retirees are captivated by the many affordable activities of a community ranked No. 23 of 577 micropolitan areas for its Quality of Life, made possible, in part, by the presence of a Big XII University.

Imagine: clean air, moderate temperatures, and no traffic jams in an environment that promotes courtesy, honesty, and dependability!  Why wouldn’t everyone want to live in Manhattan, Kansas!

Some of the outstanding features unique to “The Little Apple®” are listed below; others can be accessed by clicking on Community Links.

  • 155 miles of tree-lined streets
  • “Tree City USA” designation for 21 consecutive years
  • 21 parks totaling 1,000 acres
  • Award-winning restaurants and more on the horizon
  • A dynamic museum with 1,400 works of art and growing
  • An acclaimed botanical garden and annual Garden Gala
  • A state-of-the-art regional health center
  • A national treasure, Konza Prairie, that offers
  • 8,600 acres of native tall grass
  • 14 miles of hiking trails
  • Bison, historic buildings, grass-burnings, and research
  • 35 miles of Tuttle Creek Lake fun-filled water recreation
  • Our AZA-Accredited Sunset Zoo’s outstanding programs and activities
  • Manhattan Arts Center’s exciting opportunities for all ages
  • Thrilling entertainment unique to our community
    • Arts in the Park Concert Series
    • “Little Apple Ball Drop”, a Times Square-like New Year’s Eve Event
    • Country Stampede“, a summer music festival with big-name stars
    • “Purple Power Play on Poyntz”, a downtown football rally like no other
    • “Little Apple Military Ball”, honoring Fort Riley Leadership
    • Parades for every season and occasion, with marching bands
    • Fort Riley’s Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard (ceremonial parade horses)
    • KSU’s renowned Landon Lecture Series featuring world and national leaders in enlightening, interactive sessions that have included several past and sitting U.S. presidents
    • Exciting Big XII, Division I College Sports Events
    • Awesome entertainment by KSU Music and Theater Groups
    • Stimulating  McCain Performance Series  for professional entertainment
    • “Symphony In The Flint Hills”, featuring the amazing Kansas City Symphony in concert on the open prairie; art auction; cowboy tales, songs, Flint Hills legends; food, drink and gorgeous sunset.

    These are only a few of our favorite things! Enjoy perusing our website to learn more about Manhattan and the other wonderful cities of our region.

    The Flint Hills Region has so many advantages that you may find it hard to pick your favorite part of the area in which to buy your new home or commercial space. This collection of area info can make it easier for you. The Manhattan Market Area  encompasses seven counties and includes cities such as AbileneAlma,Alta Vista, ChapmanClay CenterCouncil GroveJunction CityLeonardvilleManhattan,OgdenOlsburgRandolphRileySt.  George, Wakefield,Wamego, and Westmoreland.

    All communities in the Flint Hills Region have characteristics that make them both interesting and unique.  A day trip of “boutique-ing” and “antique-ing” might begin in Wamego, continuing through the Flint Hills, and end in Historic Abilene.  There is much to see and do in this beautiful part of the country, most especially in Manhattan!

    Realty Executives Weis Real Estate has been an important partner in supporting the development of the Manhattan market area.  They have helped every step of the way – all the way to the Nation’s Capitol!  If they can now help you with your real estate needs, please call 800-593-3250 to receive the exceptional professional services of Weis Realty Executives.  They are dedicated to the highest standards of integrity, customer satisfaction, and professionalism, as well as an increasingly dynamic Manhattan community – and you!