5.5 out of 10

Manassa

37.1736414425363 -105.937565763058
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers
  • Tourists
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Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"A green little town in southern Colorado"

Manassa is a town in southern Colorado with a population of 995, with roughly 1/2 white and 1/2 Hispanic. This small remote town lies just off of Highway 285 and is about 30 minutes from Alamosa. The most common industry in Manassa is educational services. The median household income is $28,017 with about 25% of the residents living in poverty. You can buy a single family detached home here for around $106,669.

The town itself is very green and the majority of the homes are well tended. There is an occasional run down looking building, but not very often. There are great big, tall trees everywhere lining the streets and the park is well taken care of. There are no real amenities here and only one little pizza shop.
Pros
  • very green
Cons
  • remote
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Manassa is a unique, old community in Southern Colorado"

Manassa is a small town that is layed out exactly as a square mile, if you check it out on satellite image/map it truly is square. Only 10 miles north of the New Mexico border, Manassa has about 1,000 residents. The closest town is Alamosa to its north, about 20 minutes drive. This is where folks from Manassa get their groceries and visit restaurants. There really are not any cities close, maybe Pueblo to the east or Durango further west but both are significant many hours drives away.

Especially to the west of town there is a lot of agriculture and there are ranches all around. The average household income of Manassa is about $25,000 a year. Other notable things about Manassa is that is was founded and still occupied by many Mormans and there are also descendents of Spanish immigrants that settled there as far back as the 1600's.

Today there is one elementary in town and older students travel about ten miles out of town for Middle and HIgh School. There seems to be a strong sense of community and a good school district in Manassa. The yearly Mansassa festival is the weekend around the end of July each year and is one of the oldest in Colorado.
Pros
  • very green
Cons
  • remote
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers

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