In the heart of the Flint Hills, Manhattan, Kansas is the home of the Konza Prairie, Kansas State University, Army post Fort Riley, and many diverse public and private sector organizations specializing in agriculture, bio tech, education, health care.
Top Five “Best Small Place for Business and Careers” four years running (Forbes, 2010-2013)
Manhattan, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) – One of The Top Ten Fastest Growing MSAs in the U.S. (U.S. Census Bureau, 2013) Manhattan MSA — # 3 Best Metro For Community Banking (nerdwallet.com/FDIC 2013)
Kansas State University — “Top Ten Happiest Colleges / Quality of Student Life / Best Town/Gown Relations” (Princeton Review, 2013)
Manhattan, KS MSA in top 5% nationally (out of 365 MSA’s) for economic & job growth (Area Development, 2012)
The area has many great school districts including Manhattan Ogden USD 383, Wamego USD 320, Rock Creek/ St. George and Riley.
USD 383 consists of ten elementary schools, a middle school and a high school (split between two campuses). The district is known for excellence in teaching.
USD 320 is located 15 miles east of Manhattan and is well known for their educational awards and achievements. One of their most recent honors include being ranked #8 by US News and World Report on Best High Schools for College Prep in Kansas and many teachers and district directors have won awards for teaching and curriculum excellence.
Rock Creek/ St George
USD 323 is located 15 miles from Manhattan, and covers 230 square miles spanning the entire length of
Pottawatomie County. The District is mostly rural and has two communities within its boundaries.
USD 378 is located about 25 miles Northwest of Manhattan, Kansas. The district consists of Riley County Grade School (Pre-Kindergarten through eighth-grade) and Riley County High School (grades 9-12).