A textile mill town 20 years ago and now the largest city in New Hampshire and northern New England, Manchester offers a full range of business, cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities.
Traveling along the banks of the Merrrimack River, one sees a unique blending of history with current economic development in the state’s largest city. The old mill along the river has been transformed into quaint shops, galleries and businesses. The community features traditional festivals, open-air markets, great restaurants, and sporting and concert events available in the new 10,000-seat indoor Verizon Wireless Arena. The minor league (double A) Fisher Cats baseball team’s ballpark proudly seats 6,500 in a waterfront stadium.
Manchester is also home to the Currier Gallery of Art, the Palace Theatre, among others of northern New England’s finest art museums and musical theatres. Saint Anselm College, the University of New Hampshire, Southern New Hampshire University, Hesser College, and the New Hampshire Institute of Art all have campuses in Manchester. Manchester’s strongest industry is now health care, with a growing high-tech and manufacturing base.
Manchester prides itself on being close to everything. Within an hour’s drive, you can be on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, gazing at the tallest peaks of the White Mountains, in the pristine Lakes Region, or in the heart of Boston.
New Hampshire has no state income or sales tax, has highly ranked public schools, and continues to be ranked one of the most “healthy” and “liveable” states in the nation. Manchester-Boston Regional Airport offers easy access to all major cities, offering many direct flights.