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Old 10-21-2007, 02:47 PM
 
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I lived in North Mankato, which is just across the river from Mankato for about 15 years. It is not a bad place. You can get pretty much whatever you need as they do have a variety of stores and a mall. There are several bars/night clubs and a lot of restaurants.

It is by no means a Twin Cities, but there are festivals, a civic center that has sporting events and concerts and events at the colleges.

There is crime, but no more than anywhere else in the state. I think housing is a little more on the affordable side than in some areas.

Since it is a smaller community traffic is not much of a problem. Although Mankato is rather slow to get roads cleared in the winter. It does have a pretty good medical center, hospital and an urgent care clinic for medical facilities.

I liked living there, but moved up north as I prefer the lakes and woods.
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Forest City, Iowa
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Yeah...Mankato is a nice town. I would assume it is fairly educated, being that there is the University and Bethany Lutheran College (a small school of 560-some students--I was accepted there but declined their offer of admission).

Many stores--they have everything...every major department store...so shopping is ideal. I assume that jobs would be plentiful then as well...

Dean
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Old 11-23-2007, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Yeah...Mankato is a nice town. I would assume it is fairly educated, being that there is the University and Bethany Lutheran College (a small school of 560-some students--I was accepted there but declined their offer of admission).
Most of the students I knew when I went to Mankato State were from the Twin Cities, not the local area, and we ran into a lot of hicks in the local bars at least back in the 80's. FWIW. YMMV, though, especially 25 years later. :-)
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:44 AM
 
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Smile Loved Mankato

I went to college at Mankato State - back when it was Mankato State. I loved it there. I worked in the school district part time while I was a student - my boss met me at the Burger King near campus to accomodate my class schedule for the interview. So the people there were very friendly. It is a college town though, something I love but a person really has to love that environment to live in one. You can of course move to a part of town that is away from campus, or even N. Mankato which has a real cozy feeling to it. If you're a Viking fan, you can watch them up close and personal through the fense during training season, plus the university is really community oriented and you can find lots to do through the school network.

It's been some years since I was there. Not many, but enough that it could have changed. I really enjoyed my time there.
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