Kansas State University Off-Campus Housing: 10 Top Manhattan Landlords
Dickens Hall at Kansas State University. (Flickr)

Dickens Hall at Kansas State University. (Flickr)

Looking for apartments near Manhattan, KS near Kansas State can be stressful, tedious, and draining. Especially when you’re trying to balance all of your classwork, while still maintaining a social life. Let’s not forget to mention trying to match your schedule to your future roommates, who just happens to be equally as busy.

Finding housing in Manhattan can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be! Over at Rent College Pads, we wanted to make this process as simple as possible for you. After doing a ton of research and reading through countless reviews, we created a list of top landlords in Manhattan for Kansas State University students.

Alliance Property Management

For nearly four decades, the Alliance Property Management team has been putting Manhattan residents into their new homes! With an extensive list of apartments and houses (many located within walking distance or a short bus ride to K-State), anyone can totally find a place that fits their style and budget. A lot of their properties have utilities, parking passes, and appliances included too!

One student said that they have, “Had a great experience with Alliance Property Management in Manhattan.  I am an international student who needed an apartment for a couple of months. They were very professional and went the extra mile to help me out.” Former resident Kimberly exclaimed, “Alliance Property was a fantastic place to rent from,” and she “would recommend anyone I know to rent with Alliance after the exceptional experience I had with them!”

First Management, Inc

When First Mangement originally started out, they were only in Lawrence (where they have been voted Best Property Management Company for countless years in a row) with five employees. Fast forward to today, and they have expanded to several cities and states will over 100 employees, so you know these guys have to be doing something right! Whether you’re looking for a house, townhouse, or apartments, First Management has something for everyone.

Joy says, “From viewing to applying for, to actually moving into the place has been a great experience. We’ve had the typical small, maintenance issues one normally encounters in the first few weeks of living anywhere, but First Management has been absolutely fantastic to deal with, both from a standpoint of the office staff and maintenance personnel. Everyone we’ve interacted with from First Management has been sincerely helpful, friendly, and professional, and I would highly recommend them to anyone.”

Prime Place

If you’re a student looking for housing near the KSU campus, look no further than Prime Place! Serving university students is their specialty. Prime Place offers several modern and pet-friendly houses and apartments to choose from, ranging from studio apartments to four-bedroom units. Best part, each property is in a prime location just minutes away from campus so you can come car-less.

Ben says he has, “Lived here for five years as I worked in Manhattan after college. Great location at the Collegiate Villa properties. Landlords never bother you, it’s a very nice place to live and they care about their tenants,” while Lindsey says she has rented from Prime Place for, “Two years now, and I would definitely recommend them to a friend.”

Carson Property Management

The team over at Carson Property Management pride themselves on their experience and with extensive knowledge of the area, you can bet they are a top “go-to” when looking for off-campus housing.

Ester says they are a “Hardworking and honest company with a commitment to our community that you just can’t put a price on,” and Pavan reviewed he, “Enjoyed staying at Bellerive Drive for almost three years. The appliances are brand new, beautiful view, great maintenance. I recommend this place to stay.” With a large selection of both houses and apartments, let the guys over at Carson Property Management set you up with your perfect pad!

Lee Construction

The Lee Construction company owns and operates two different apartment complexes near Kansas State University. The Lee Crest Apartments are just one block away from K-State, and even though walking is quick, you’ll have private off-street parking.

Residents will have one and two-bedroom units to choose from with their private balconies. If you prefer a more quiet area, Heritage might be more your style! Just a few miles down the road, or a 5-minute drive, you’ll have options of one, two, and three-bedroom units with parking, balconies, and a pool! Jordan raves, “This apartment is awesome! The staff is very polite and was always there when I needed something! Living here was great! Also, it’s super close and convenient to get to places in town.” Lee Construction makes the process easy; the hard part will be deciding which complex to go for!

Park Place Apartments

Just over a mile away from the K-State campus, you’ll find the Park Place Apartments! Past resident Liz says, “Park Place is a great place to live! Maintenance is very prompt to fix things, and the management is great to work with in the office. I lived there for two years, and it was very affordable, and a great place to call home.” Dylan also reviewed that, “Park Place is a good place to live, everyone is always friendly, the maintenance men are always getting right on top of the problems! The apartment was clean and ready to move in exactly when I needed it to be, I couldn’t be happier with their price and the place they provide.”

With the Westloop Shopping plaza, that is in walking distance, errands are made easy, and several bus stops close by making everything in Manhattan easily accessible for any student without a car.

Georgetown Apartment Homes

The Georgetown Apartment Homes are located in the center of Manhattan, and offer residents brand new “designer” updates in their one and two-bedroom units. Each apartment has new granite countertops, fireplaces, and walk-in closets.

One resident said they, “ Highly recommend Georgetown Apartment Homes. Everything from the application process to scheduled service calls is handled in the most professional manner. The staff is very kind and attentive. I love the fact that if needed, they looked in on things while I was on vacation. So close to EVERYTHING in Manhattan. Walking distance to KSU, sporting events, stores, restaurants and a beautifully landscaped property,” with all that what more could you ask for? Georgetown has, even more, to offer with a community heated pool, clubhouse, fitness center, and tennis courts for you to enjoy.

Westchester Apartments

Students looking for a quieter place to live with an easy commute to classes should check out the Westchester Apartments! Located in the “Little Apple” of Manhattan, Westchester offers one and two-bedroom apartments with some top community amenities. Residents will have access to a 24-hour fitness center, two pools, laundry facilities, and courtyards equipped with BBQ grills. There is also a local shopping center with a pharmacy and dining in walking distance.

A resident of one year, Elaine, says she has had, “Nothing but good experiences. 1. Maintenance is great. they try their best to get the fix done quickly and efficiently and when it can’t be done all in one sitting, they are quick to come back and finish. 2, The grounds are nicely up kept as far as mowing, landscaping, and especially snow plowing in the winter. 3. The pools are great! One of my biggest peeves at my old apartments was loud and obnoxious parties and craziness at the pool. Here, I can go read a book and actually enjoy the day. Lastly, we have NO issues with loud neighbors which is great, it stays pretty calm out here.”

HRC Apartments & Townhomes

With numerous locations around Manhattan, you can’t go wrong renting from HRC Apartment & Townhomes! Just as their name suggest, HRC offers many different 2-4 bedroom apartments, duplexes, and townhomes all around Manhattan. Whether you want to be steps away from campus or a short drive away, these guys can help set you up in the perfect spot that meets your needs! Depending upon the property, some amenities include a fitness center, attached garages, swimming pools, and private balconies.

Kaitlin said, “The people at the office always made you feel at home and they were very speedy about taking care of maintenance. There was an incident of our refrigerator not working and Lauren immediately got us a new one. The apartments are spacious and updated. The pool was great in the summer as well. The pet policy there is wonderful as you do not have to pay monthly as you do in most places. I would highly recommend HRC Apartments. Plus it’s in Manhattan, Kansas what’s not to love!”

Emerald Property Management

Emerald Property Management has sought out to bring the best of the best when it comes to finding your next place to stay! The team at Emerald brings thirty-plus years of experience with people who were born and raised in Manhattan so you can count on them to be knowledgeable about the area.

Paul said he, “Rented through Emerald for two and a half years. I have to say it was one of the best renting experiences we’ve had. Emerald is a top notch agency who are professional, courteous, and always willing to provide assistance when needed.” Recent K-State grad Jacob said, “I wish I would have rented from them while attending school! Very kind and helpful throughout any needs I had. I also want to mention that the maintenance was very quick in responding to and fixing any issues.” With several apartments and houses in the area,  be sure to check out what Emerald Property Management has to offer!

Interested in seeing more? Check out the complete list of apartments and houses near Kansas State.

Callie Kollenbroich has been the Operations Coordinator and Content Writer/Editor at Rent College Pads since 2015. When she's not working, you can find her at home, eating peanut butter out of the jar and bingeing an unhealthy amount of Forensic Files. She's not as lame as she sounds.

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