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The 7 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Manhattan, KS
The small town of Manhattan, Kansas, also known as the Little Apple, is home to Kansas State University, and it was identified in the 2017 Milken Institute report as one of the top 10 cities for successful aging. In downtown Manhattan, seniors can visit several local museums and enjoy listening to live music at Arts in the Park at the city pavilion from May through August. The Flint Hills Discovery Center offers science, history and nature exhibits, and the K-State campus includes a museum of art, an insect zoo and a performing arts theater, all open to the public.
Manhattan is located at the junction of the Kansas and Big Blue Rivers, and the city of 55,000 features plenty of trees, as well as name brand stores and a shopping mall. The cost of living in Manhattan is 88% of the national average, with transportation an especially affordable 67%. The climate comfort index for Manhattan is a robust 7.2 out of 10, with a July high of 90 degrees and winter lows in the teens. Humidity is fairly low year-round, and snowfall can reach 4 inches in the winter.
According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the median cost of assisted living in Manhattan is $5,738, somewhat higher than the statewide rate of $5,090 and higher than the $4,300 national cost. Rates can vary, though, depending on the type of assisted living residence and the services provided.
Here’s our list of the top seven assisted living residences in the Manhattan area, one of which may be perfect for your needs.