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Delores Herren's Blog

By Delores Herren | Agent in Manhattan, KS

You should live in and discover this unknown gem of a community

The purpose of this entry is to explain why you should live in Manhattan, KS. One of the most amazing things about Manhattan is that so few people in our great nation know it's here. We are the home of Kansas State University Wildcats, and located just 10 miles from Ft. Riley, the home of the Big Red One. Located just 45 minutes from the state capitol, Topeka, we are also only 2 hours from Kansas City. Like so many parts of the midwest, the people are friendly and ready to help newcomers learn about the community, but, perhaps the most compelling reason to live in Manhattan is its location in the center of the Flint Hills. As you enter Manhattan from the west, you drive into a beautiful valley covered in an unusual and large variety of trees, and, of course limestone rocks. The combination of these two natural elements, plus plentiful rivers and lakes, creates a beautiful location to live an active lifestyle.

Because of the plentiful limestone in this area, much of the architecture is created from this native stone, which is unique to this part of the country. In every part of the community there is some use of this beautiful stone. Whether it is a historical home, or new architecture, this stone makes any building in Manhattan unlike any home or office in any other community. Beautiful architectual details can be found throughout the community and on the military base. A drive through the central residential neighborhoods and business district reveal a great instinct for detail and beauty by the original settlers and architects of this city. Contact me for a tour of this historical community. I'd love to share my love for Manhattan, KS.

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