According to Livability.com; Manhattan, Kansas also known as The Little Apple and recently named to the Top 10 Best College Towns, is also one of the Best Places to Live in America.
The City of Manhattan sustains order and protects public safety, promotes public health, preserves the built environment, and enhances economic vitality. The community serves a multi-county, regional area of over 200,000 and is a leader in education, trade, healthcare, entertainment, and communication.
Manhattan, KS is governed by a commission-manager form of government, with five commissioners serving at-large terms. Nine departments provide municipal service to the more than 57,000 residents of Manhattan. Those include Manhattan Regional Airport, City Manager's Office, Community Development, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Manhattan Fire Department, Parks and Recreation, and Public Works.
The City of Manhattan offers a competitive salary, dependent on qualifications and experience, which is supplemented by an attractive benefits package. The City offers a group health plan that includes wellness, medical, vision, dental, and prescription drug benefits. City employees are required by statute to contribute to the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) and receive long-term disability coverage. Employees receive paid medical and vacation leave, workers compensation, basic life insurance, an employee assistance program, and voluntary benefits.