...or Manhappiness, or Manhappenin', or the Little Apple, or whatever you want to call it.
To us, it's home.
Manhattan is a small town by metropolitan standards. It's a city, by rural standards. So what is it? Good question.
Big-time college sports draw tens of thousand here to watch the Wildcats.
It's a college town. Kansas State University is here, educating about 20,000 people every year in everything from fine arts to public relations to chemistry to engineering to farming and ranching. K-State brings in Big 12 sports, national-caliber speakers and serious-minded cultural events. There's a thriving nightlife here, as you might expect in a college town.
It's an Army town. Fort Riley is next door; many of the soldiers who train at the post to protect our nation live in Manhattan.
The First Infantry Division, known as the Big Red One, is headquartered at Fort Rile.y
It's a growth hub. With expansion at Fort Riley, Manhattan is becoming more of a regional center for retail, health care and recreation. Increasingly, it is a place people from around the region choose to visit, to shop, and to retire to.
It has about 50,000 people inside the city limits, and thousands more nearby. It sits at the confluence of the Kansas and Blue rivers, which is why it was founded here in about 1855. Tuttle Creek Reservoir sits just to the north of Manhattan, offering fishing, water sports and other outdoor activities.
If you're moving here, welcome, and if you're thinking about it or thinking about coming for a visit, we hope this website can be helpful.
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The Kansas Board of Regents approved a 3.6-percent increase in tuition for the university for the 2016 fiscal year, which spans from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Tuition increased 5 percent last year.
Calvin Hall, the College of Business Administration’s current home, could fit in the atrium of the college’s new 155,000-square-foot building set to open in July 2016.
At least a dozen major construction projects are under way or in planning stages right now at K-State.
Come fall 2016, K-State students will have a new place to eat. When Wefald Hall, a 129,000-square-foot residence hall with 540 beds, opens in 2016, a new Kramer Dining Center will accompany it.
Turning a business idea into a viable company is no easy task, but a K-State program devoted to helping start-ups is trying to do just that.
Here’s what’s new this year in every college at K-State.
Every year, over 50 senior College of Veterinarian students will have the opportunity to do clinical work on the variety of animals at Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo.
K-State students can now use their smartphone to keep themselves and the community safer.
It might not be possible for new Manhattan Regional Airport director Jesse Romo to come at a busier time.
At peak construction this fall, a truck hauling dirt will be coming and going from the construction site of the National Bio-Agro Defense Facility every six minutes.
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