Living In Manilla
Living in Manilla is a great experience that we want to share with you. We live a small-town life style with all the necessities of life either right here or close by.
The cost of living is among the lowest around. We have Municipally owned utilities and we work hard to keep costs low, some of the lowest in the area.
We have a housing subdivision with free lots available; all the infrastructure is in place.
Three hospitals are located within 20 miles and one provides free transportation.
We have facilities for hosting gatherings from 4 to 400 and rental fees are again among the lowest in the area with complete facilities.
We have 3 churches in our community, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Trinity Lutheran, and the United Church of Manilla (a union of former Presbyterian and Methodist congregations).
We have four beautiful parks. One is an arboretum. One being developed now, will be the home of the Crawford County’s Freedom Rock. It will be, in our estimation, the best in the state. Another is the center of athletic activities in a town with a great athletic tradition. In the summer it is busy with IKM-Manning Baseball and also Little League activities for many youth. The fourth one is called the Band Shell Park and it is dedicated to our veterans and railroad heritage.
We also have the Klondike Hotel which basically started as a museum for our railroad background but now is being expanded to host over night guests and has become quite the site for paranormal experiences.
We have a 40 bed nursing home with one of the highest ratings in the state.
We are part of the IKM-Manning School system. Go WOLVES!
We are in the process of developing a new recreation center for all ages.
Manilla’s calendar of events is full of activities throughout the year. Two of the major ones are the 4th of July celebration and the Firemen’s annual tractor pull.
We are also home to a number of fine eating establishments and a bowling alley.
We appreciate your visit to our web-site. Please look further into our site. We are sure you’ll find something you like.
Pat Wuestewald, Mayor