About Manhattan, Kansas

Manhattan Beach is a city best known for its excellent beaches. It is also famous as one of the affluent towns in Los Angeles County. The city is part of the three Beach Cities of the South Bay region in the state of California. Fortune Magazine listed the city as one of the most expensive beach towns in the United States because of its exuberant houses and very chic restaurants. The history of Manhattan Beach started in 1983 when Sir Robert Brunnett, an immigrant from Scotland, acquired Rancho Sausal Rondo from the Avila’s heirs and combined it with Rancho Aguaje de la Centinela. Later, he leased the land to Daniel Freeman and flew back to his country. Freeman and his family eventually moved to the ranch and began cultivating the farmland until he decided to buy the whole land for $140,000 on May 4, 1885. In 1901, George H. Peck, a railroad conductor, bought the northern part of the land and named it as Shores Acres. It was in 1902 when the beach town was named as “Manhattan” after the home town of Stewart Merrill in New York. Manhattan Beach is a popular beach volleyball hot spot in the country of which the AVP Beach Volleyball Championship usually happens. The excellent beaches in the city are popular spots for surfing, sunbathing, and swimming; while the Strand path and bikeways are great for jogging, rollerblading, biking, and skateboarding. The city’s top employers are Target, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Skechers, Fry’s Electronics, Macy’s, Marriot, California Pizza Chicken, and Bristol’s Farm.

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