Greater Mankato is centrally located in south central Minnesota, nestled in the scenic beauty of the Minnesota River Valley, with convenient access to Minneapolis-St. Paul just 75 miles away.
The changing of the seasons and the variety of weather make Greater Mankato a wonderful place to live, visit and work. Summers have perfect weather for a variety of outdoor pursuits, with high temperatures in July averaging 83 degrees and the low averaging 61 degrees. There are typically only about 15 days when the temperature exceeds 90 degrees. Greater Mankato also receives its share of precipitation with an average of 33 inches annually. Greater Mankato is situated in the Minnesota River Valley so Autumn is also the perfect time to enjoy the color changes in the trees around our area. January is typically the coldest month of the year, with an average high temperature of 23 degrees and an average low of 2 degrees, which makes outdoor winter fun a great part of life in Greater Mankato.