Manhattan, KS Real Estate News

By Kelvi Cunningham
(ERA High Pointe Realty)
Shops and offices Aggieville contains a diverse menagerie of shops and businesses which are nearly all aimed at the college-age demographic. Since Aggieville's first shop, a laundromat, opened in 1898, local businesses have catered to students at the nearby university. Varney's Book Store Varney's bookstore sells school supplies to Kansas State students. The largest shop in Aggieville, Varney's occupies nearly a half-block of space at the intersection of Manhattan Avenue and Moro Street. The shop, built in an old movie theater, sits at the "head" of Aggieville and is well-known for its iconic marquee, which often is emblazoned with messages to students. Varney's carries things that the average Kansas State student requires, from books and school supplies to apparel and computer software...
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By Kelvi Cunningham
(ERA High Pointe Realty)
A large part of the unique flavor of the Aggieville scene stems from the multitude of locally-owned and operated bars, eateries and shops located in the district. With over one hundred total businesses, the ever-changing tapestry of shops and restaurants brings a rich diversity of entertainment, food and drink while preserving the unique, small-town flavor of the area. Here is a flickr image-'map' of Aggieville.Bars and eateriesWith over 40 bars and restaurants in just six square blocks, Aggieville has been the premier weekend destination for Kansas State students and residents of Manhattan since the 1950s. Patrons enjoy a bikini contest at Rusty's Last Chance. Rusty's Last ChanceRusty's Last Chance is the largest bar in Aggieville, although it is actually four bars that have been inter...
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By Kelvi Cunningham
(ERA High Pointe Realty)
Aggieville is the name of six square blocks consisting of college-age oriented bars, restaurants and shops in Manhattan, Kansas.Before 1898, students at the Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University) had to purchase their textbooks downtown, which, in the age before the automobile, was inconvenient due to distance and often, mud-soaked roads. The college decided to build a student bookstore and dining facility closer to campus, but it was shut down in June of 1899 after a political upheaval in the college's Board of Regents. That September, a group of students started the Student Co-Operative Association, and bought the bookstore.That bookstore would serve as the cornerstone for a developing shopping district that catered specifically to college students. What was o...
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By Kelvi Cunningham
(ERA High Pointe Realty)
Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium is a stadium in Manhattan, Kansas. It is used solely for American football, and is the home field of the Kansas State University Wildcats. Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium opened as KSU Stadium in 1968, with a capacity of 35,000. It was the replacement for Memorial Stadium, which hosted Kansas State football games since 1922 (and is still standing today). The first game played at the new stadium was on September 21, 1968 - Kansas State shut out the Colorado State Rams 21-0. In 1970, 4,000 permanent bleacher seats were added to the east side and 3,000 temporary seats on the west side. Also that year, an AstroTurf playing field was installed in place of natural grass. Prior to the 1991 season, a new AstroTurf surface was installed and the playing fie...
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By Manhattan Kansas Property Management Homes For Rent
(BCL Properties-Manhattan, KS)
 Moving to the Manhattan, Wamego, Kansas Area?  Here are some important phone numbers to have on hand.Important Numbers for Manhattan, Kansas:Chamber of Commerce                       785-776-8829Gas- Kansas Gas Service                       1-800-494-4780Electric- Westar Energy                         1-800-383-1183Water- City of Manhattan                      785-587-2480Phone- AT&T                                        785-776-9239Park & Rec.                                         785-587-2757Manhattan Post O                              1-800-ASK-USPS (275-8777)Voter Registration                              785-537-6300Driver License                                     785-537-2140  Important Phone Numbers For Wamego, Kansas  Water & Electric                                 785-4...
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By Kelvi Cunningham
(ERA High Pointe Realty)
The links below include lists of famous people and public figures from Kansas within these following categories: famous artists, famous authors, famous musicians, famous actors, famous directors, infamous people, fictional characters, public figures in military, national security, religion, and politics and law, famous aviators, famous astronauts, famous businessmen, famous inventors, and famous athletes and coaches. These lists include name, description, city and date. Famous Artists, Authors, and Musicians From Kansas Famous Actors and Directors From Kansas Infamous people and Fictional People from Kansas Public Figures, Military, National Security and Religion from Kansas Public Figures, Politics and Law from Kansas Aviators, Astronauts, Businessmen and Inventors from Kansas Famous A...
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By Kelvi Cunningham
(ERA High Pointe Realty)
 Arts & Literature Artists Blackbear Bosin, (1921-1980), Native American artist, Wichita, Kansas. Willard Roswell Cox, (1902-1974), painter/commercial artist, Wichita, Kansas. John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946), artist, Winchester, Kansas. Aaron Douglas, (1900-1979), artist, Topeka, Kansas. Gordon Parks, (1912-2006), photographer and film director, Fort Scott, Kansas. Gil Rumsey, painter, Overland Park, Kansas   Authors Laura Abbot, (born...), author of Harlequin romance novels, Kansas City, Kansas. Gwendolyn Brooks, (born 1917),author, poet, Topeka, Kansas . William Burroughs, (1914-1997), author, Lawrence, Kansas. Don Coldsmith, (born 1926), author of Western fiction, Iola, Kansas. Jerry W. Engler, (born 1946 at Topeka),author, Marion, Kansas. Dorothy Canfield Fisher, (1879-1958), author...
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By Kelvi Cunningham
(ERA High Pointe Realty)
Actors and directors from KansasKirstie Alley, (born 1951), actress, Wichita, Kansas. Fatty Arbuckle, (1887-1933), actor, Smith Center, Kansas. Ed Asner, (born 1929), actor, Kansas City, Kansas. Steve Balderson, (born 1975), film director, Wamego, Kansas. Hugh Beaumont, (1909-1982), actor, Lawrence, Kansas Annette Bening, (born 1958), actress, Topeka, Kansas. Steve Brodie, (1919-1992) actor, El Dorado, Kansas Louise Brooks, (1906-1985), actress, Cherryvale, Kansas. Madge Blake, (1899-1969), actress, Kinsley, Kansas. Karla Burns, Broadway actress/singer Wichita, Kansas. Del Close, (1934-1999), actor/comedian, Manhattan, Kansas. Aneta Corsaut, (1933-1995), actress, Hutchinson, Kansas Lucinda Dickey, actress/dancer, Hutchinson, Kansas. R. Lee Ermey, (born 1944), actor, Emporia, Kansas. Dwi...
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By Kelvi Cunningham
(ERA High Pointe Realty)
List of hospitals in Kansas, sorted by hospital name.Allen County Hospital - Iola, Kansas Anderson County Hospital - Garnett, Kansas Atchison Hospital - Atchison, Kansas[1] Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital - Ulysses, Kansas Central Kansas Medical Center - Great Bend, Kansas Children's Mercy Hospital South - Overland Park, Kansas Clay County Medical Center - Clay Center, Kansas Cloud County Health Center - Concordia, Kansas Cushing Memorial Hospital - Leavenworth, Kansas Geary Community - Junction City, Kansas Hays Medical Center - Hays, Kansas Hutchinson Hospital - Hutchinson, Kansas[2] Lawrence Memorial Hospital - Lawrence, Kansas Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital- Medicine Lodge, Kansas Memorial Hospital - McPherson, Kansas Mercy Hospital - Independence, Kansas Mercy Regional ...
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By Manhattan Kansas Property Management Homes For Rent
(BCL Properties-Manhattan, KS)
 Need to store some extra belongings, a car, or even a large RV? Here are some photos of the Landmark Self Storage Complex located in Manhattan, Kansas near the Manhattan Regional Airport and about 5 miles from the Fort Riley, Kansas Ogden gate.  This facility has security gates, a webcam, and the manager lives onsite in the complex!  More information is available at the Landmark Self Storage website:  http://landmark-selfstorage.com
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By Manhattan Kansas Property Management Homes For Rent
(BCL Properties-Manhattan, KS)
Manhattan is a town located in northeastern Kansas at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. As of the July 2005 census estimate, its population was 49,462, making it the eighth-largest city in Kansas. Manhattan is the county seat of Riley County. A small part of the town extends into Pottawatomie County. It is the principal town within the Manhattan, Kansas Micropolitan Statistical Area.Nicknamed The Little Apple in 1977 as a play on New York City's "Big Apple," it is most well-known for being the home of Kansas State University. Eight miles (13 km) west of the town is Fort Riley, a United States Army post.Manhattan was settled in April 1855 by the abolitionist Isaac Goodnow [1] and other New England settlers, who traveled to Kansas Territory under the auspices of the New...
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By Manhattan Kansas Property Management Homes For Rent
(BCL Properties-Manhattan, KS)
Storage Units, Manhattan, KSLocation: Manhattan, KSManhattan's New Premier Storage ComplexPersonalized passcode gate access, 7 days a week, 365 days a year Onsite office and managers apartment for your assistance State of the art security system with cameras that feed to a live webcamSecurity fence with controlled access Climate controlled unitsRV garages with 12 x 14 easy-open roll-up doorsBoat garagesAutomotive and motorcycle storageInsulated buildings with wide paved aisles for moving trucks 10' x 15' - 3 to 4 rooms of furniture and boxes. It is the size of a large bedroom - climate controlled units also available in this size10' x 20' - Up to 6 rooms of furniture and boxes. The size of a one car garage - climate controlled units also available in this size10 x 25 - 4 bedroom house, ...
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By Manhattan Kansas Property Management Homes For Rent
(BCL Properties-Manhattan, KS)
1205 Newfoundland, New Townhouse For Rent in Manhattan, KansasLocation: Four Winds VillageNew ranch Town Home located on the west side of Manhattan with a short trip to Fort Riley. 3 large bedrooms, 2 bath, attached garage, all kitchen appliances . Tile floors, spindle staircase. Approx. 1600 square feet of finished living area, deck. Professional lawn maintenance, snow removal from driveway and sidewalk, and curb side trash service included. Available for lease or purchase. . Located just west of the intersection of Kimball(Scenic Drive) and Anderson- South of the Colbert Hills Golf Course and North of Blueville Nursery. Military approved lease and homes located just 7.5 miles from the Fort Riley Ogden Gate. Stop by the Model Home and Leasing office at 1100 Sundance Drive for more info...
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By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
  The Flint Hills Tourism Coalition  has recently launched a new Web site  to provide visitors with information on attractions and events located in the Kansas Flint Hills. If you are interested in seeing more  of the Flint Hills or learning about the tallgrass prairie, be sure to visit http://www.kansasflinthills.travel/. You may also want to sign up for The Kansas Flint Hills Newsletter Photos curtesy of http://www.kansasflinthills.travel/    
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By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
On Sunday, August 26, 2007  the Topeka Capital Journal featured an article regarding Sunset Zoo's proposed Education Building and Sunset Zoos involvement with Manhattan's upcoming Quality of Life Bond vote. The article was also featured on the local news section of the CNN.com's website. To read the article click here. Visit the Zoo's webpage: http://www.sunsetzoo.com/ 
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By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
Tuttle Creek Lake is a man-made reservoir on the Big Blue River 5 miles (8 km) north of Manhattan, in the Flint Hills region of northeast Kansas. It was built and is operated by the Army Corps of Engineers for the purpose of flood control. The border between Riley County (on the west) and Pottawatomie County (on the east) is submerged underneath the lake. The longest bridge in Kansas spans its northern tip. The construction of the dam was given impetus by the Great Flood of 1951, which inundated downtown Manhattan. Nevertheless, the project met with heavy opposition from landowners whose land faced flooding. When the lake began filling up in 1962, it affected ten towns and entirely submerged many of them. The only one of these submerged towns to rebuild elsewhere was Randolph, where man...
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By Tammy Goodson
(Christian & Associates)
Looking for some web sites on green for you or your clients.Check out these. www.energystar.govwww.natresnet.org www.energy.gov/taxbreaks.htmwww.environmentaldefense.org/go/cflguidewww.green.yahoo.com/index777php?q=calculatorwww.nahb.orgwww.healthhouse.org    
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By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
Are you currently leasing and looking to buy in the Manhattan, Kansas Area?  I may be able to  help.  Many current tenants in the Manhattan, Kansas area market are now seeking home ownership over leasing.   I will work with your current landlord or property manager to your aid by finding a sublease, replacement tenant or what it takes to aid in your tenant obligations when I represent you as a home buyer.  Contact me by e-mail or phone for more details
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By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
 Aggieville is a retail district of roughly six square blocks consisting of college-age oriented bars, restaurants (including the world's oldest continuously-operated Pizza Hut), and shops in Manhattan, Kansas.  Primarily known for it's bars(especially Last Chance Saloon) the retail shops in the district get little notoriety yet are some of the best homegrown businesses the Midwest has to offer.Origins:Before 1898, students at the Kansas State Agricultural College had to inconveniently purchase their textbooks in downtown Manhattan(of course,this was before roads and cars). The college decided to build a bookstore (and a dining facility) closer to the campus, but it was shut down in June of 1899 after a political upheaval in the college's Board of Regents. Later that September, a group ...
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By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
The Green Valley Business Park  located in the Blue Township of Pottawatomie, Kansas is a 70 acre park currently occupied by several manufacturers, heating and air-conditioning, plumbing and other service businesses. The park is owned by the Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation and has an ideal location at the corner of U.S. Highway 24 and Green Valley Road.  The Highway 24 serves as a corridor to Manhattan, KS and is currently booming with new growth of commercial retail business. The park has friendly zoning for such businesses as light manufacturing, wholesaling, and service business industry.  Favorable taxing and public services are big pluses to businesses that call Green Valley home.  The Green Valley Business Park is a 4 phase development with lots still availabl...
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