Manchester, New Hampshire 

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+0.7% since 2020

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9.2 / 4.5

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Best Places to Live in Manchester, New Hampshire

Manchester, New Hampshire is a charming city located in the Merrimack Valley of the Granite State. It's home to a vibrant arts and culture scene, with plenty of places to explore such as the Palace Theatre and the Currier Museum of Art. In addition, Manchester also offers excellent dining and shopping opportunities – from upscale restaurants to downtown boutiques. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy scenic hikes or kayaking trips on the Merrimack River. With its diverse attractions, welcoming atmosphere and strong sense of community, Manchester is an ideal place to live or visit – come discover all it has to offer! Small cities - Southern New Hampshire along U.S. 3 corridor.
State: New Hampshire
County: Hillsborough
Metro Area: Manchester-Nashua Metro Area
City: Manchester
Zip Codes: 03103 03104 03102 03109 03101
Cost of Living: 5.3% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 130 ft above sea level

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Manchester, Nh Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Educated population
Attractive downtowns
Favorable tax climate
Harsh winters
Long commutes
Low ethnic diversity

What Bert Has To Say About Manchester-Nashua Metro Area

Nashua has grown up and prospered as a commuter suburb to Boston and its prosperous northern suburbs, offering the best of small-city living, tax climate, and considerably cheaper homes at the expense of long commutes across the Massachusetts border. The lack of a sales tax brings shoppers across the border from northern Massachusetts, leading to a larger retail infrastructure than one might expect. A new commuter rail service will strengthen Nashua’s role as a bedroom community. The story isn’t all about commuters- there is a considerable business presence in the area, with corporate names like Oracle, HP, Nashua Corporation (office machines) and Lockheed Martin operating large facilities. Workers at these facilities will find commutes a non-issue.


The unemployment rate in Manchester is 3.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Manchester jobs have increased by 1.5%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Manchester's cost of living is 5.3% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Manchester's Cost of Living

August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Manchester, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Hillsborough county flipped moderately Democratic, 52.8% to 45.2%. More Voting Stats

Manchester's population is 112,546 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 0.7%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 23.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Manchester is Real Estate: $326,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.3%.

Manchester public schools spend $11,567 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.5 students per teacher in Manchester. More Education

Best Places to Live in Manchester Rankings

Housing Market in Manchester

It's a good time to buy in Manchester. Home Appreciation is up 20.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Manchester is $326,300.
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Reviews for Manchester   8 Reviews
City Mismatch - 7/23/2013
Manchester was a fine city to raise my little family, but as a single person again it isn't for me. It may be okay for some, maybe 20-somethings or 30-somethings, but... Read More

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im buried in snow - 2/8/2011
The snow wont stop, my phone was taken by a plow, roofs leaking from ice dams and are collapsing by weight of snow, its snowing now!... Read More

Loved It! - 7/13/2009
I lived in Manchester for one year for work purposes and absolutely loved it. Living in New Hampshire was the best place I ahve ever lived and if possible I would gladly... Read More

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