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Living a College Town Lifestyle in Manchester-NH, New_Hampshire

All the students combined in this small college community total over 8,000. Manchester, a small city of about 110,000, is the largest city in New Hampshire. It is home to several small colleges as well as being the economic center of this part of New Hampshire and Vermont.  The city has been named 2nd tax friendliest city, best place to live and start a business, and one of America's Cheapest Places to Live.

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Where to Retire in Manchester-NH and Home Prices

There are many different neighborhoods to live in, as well as some choices of active adult communities in the surrounding area. According to the National Association of Realtors, the median sale price of a home in the 2nd quarter of 2021 was $485,500, a 13% increase from a year earlier.

What Is Special about Manchester-NH

Manchester has great shopping with a number of outlet malls capitalizing on New Hampshire's lack of sales tax.   It offers a somewhat urban environment that offers ready access to the outdoor recreation and beauty of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. It has won numerous "best cities" awards, most having to do with low costs and tax-friendliness.

What Is Not Special about Manchester-NH

it is cold in the winter and a very busy place.

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 26 degrees, with July's average at 74 degrees. Manchester gets about 58 inches of snow annually.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Manchester has many good restaurants according to reviews on; Culturally, there are events Manchester is home to the Palace Theater for concerts and performances, and the Currier Museum, a science center and Millyard Museum. For the Best in cultural events, Boston is only about 50 miles away.


The crime rate in Manchester is a little above the national average.

Medical Facilities

Elliot Heath System and Catholic Medical Center service Manchester.


Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is located here, and Boston Logan International Airport is 55 miles away.

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