When I moved to Manhattan, Kansas about five years ago, I thought that it would be peaceful and relaxing. While there are some things about the city that are relaxing, there is a lot of hustle and bustle that takes place. The downtown area is vibrant and alive. There seem to be festivals all the time, making it a noisy environment if you live close to town. Fortunately, I live in an apartment, and most of the sound is blocked out.
Looking out my window, I have a beautiful view of the trees and mountains in the distance. This is a spectacular sight in the fall when the leaves are changing colors. One thing that I don't like about living in this area is the weather. There are several tornadoes in the spring and summer, and that's something that I haven't been able to get used to while living here. If you go to the outer edges of the city, there are abandoned buildings that some company needs to develop. The streets in town are often congested, and if you plan on driving your own car during teh week, you should think again, especially if it's at a time when people are getting off of work or when people are taking a lunch break. The Sunset Zoo is my favorite place to go as there are quite a few animals to see, many that are from Africa and Asia. The restaurants in the area seem to serve a lot of the same thing. They like making sure you get potatoes with your meal or some form of carbohydrate. Steak is a popular menu item, so you should get used to eating it before moving here.