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.
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.
The downtown area of Manchester, NH continues to be developed and improved. The Amoskeag Millyard and its residential Historic District are being enriched. Properties that were originally constructed as tenement housing for the local mill workers of the 1800s are now being converted into hip and eclectic residential condos. A variety of unique retail stores, restaurants and several higher education institutions operate properties on Commercial and Canal Street. In addition to the downtown shopping experience, the large Mall of New Hampshire is located on South Willow Street. Educational activities include the Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum, Amoskeag Fishways Learning Center, SEE Science Center and Franco-American Centre. The Manchester School District offers four public high schools, and four private high schools accept students. There are also multiple choices for higher education including Granite State College, Hellenic American University, Mount Washington College, Manchester Community College, a campus of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Southern New Hampshire University and University of New Hampshire at Manchester. The Manchester Transit Authority operates several bus routes throughout the area. Manchester is a vibrant, active community that is offers plenty for the entire family.