Located about 120 miles west of Kansas City, Manhattan offers the life of a college town in the heart of the prairie. In 2007, Manhattan was named by CNN/Money Magazine as one of the best places to retire young, citing golf courses and numerous arts and entertainment venues. Students of Manhattan colleges and universities enjoy a vibrant nightlife, and the college crowd can be spotted cheering on the Kansas State University Wildcats at Tubby's Sports Bar & Grill.
Among Manhattan colleges and universities, Kansas State University is the most well-known. K-State enrolled around 23,000 students in fall of 2007, from all 50 states and over 90 countries. In addition to Kansas State, Manhattan colleges and universities offer educational opportunities in high-tech professions, culinary arts, and other career training specializations. The city known as "The Little Apple" is proud of its many educational opportunities.