There are multiple reasons that Manchester, NH often ranks high on American livability lists. The city offers a wide variety of recreational activities and amenities. The area outside the city features biking, hiking, canoeing, fishing and more outdoor opportunities. 900 acres of parks, playgrounds, swimming pools and a public beach are maintained by the city, as well as several sports complexes that allow hockey, roller derby and other team sports. The McIntyre Ski Area is easily accessible. Residents can also watch several sports teams: The Monarchs hockey team, the Fisher Cats baseball team and the Phantoms soccer team. Culture and arts are important here, and it is possible to visit a multitude of different types of museums and art galleries. The NH Institute of Art has different exhibits. The Majestic Theatre and Palace Theater offer a wide variety of performances. Visit the Currier Museum of Art to see works by famous artists. The Zimmerman House is by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Highly livable and tax friendly, Manchester, NH is located in Hillsborough County. 110,000 people call the largest city in Northern England-divided by the Merrimack River-home. There are currently about 600 resale and new homes on the market with an average listing price of $220,432. Although still affordable, median home prices went up 13% this year. Manchester-Nashua houses 403,985 people.

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