With a population of 110,209, Manchester is the largest city in New Hampshire. Manchester has access to routes 93, 293, and 3 and is a little over an hour from Boston by car. Manchester is served by the Manchester Boston Regional Airport, with major carriers Southwest, Delta, United, and US Airways.
The average price for a single family home in Manchester is $192,866 and the average price for a condo is $134,890.
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What Makes Manchester a Great City to Live In?
Located along the banks of the Merrimack River, Manchester is an affordable city with a relatively low property tax rate of $22.67.
Manchester has a vibrant downtown area with boutiques, retail outlets, and over 100 restaurants.
The art community in Manchester is thriving. The Currier Museum of Art features important art including works by Picasso and Monet. The museum offers tours of the Zimmerman House, which was designed by Frank Lloyd-Wright. The museum also offers workshops and classes for both children and adults.
The historic Palace Theatre, which opened in 1915, is a professional performing arts center that has been beautifully restored. The Palace Theatre offers a broad range of performances including dance, plays, musical acts, and special events.
Manchester is also home to the Verizon Wireless Arena, a large capacity venue for special performances like Cirque de Soleil, nationally known recording artists, and major sporting events.
A popular activity in Manchester is going to the Muse Paintbar, which combines painting instruction with a restaurant and bar. Paintbar hosts painting sessions each week that are open to the public and anybody can attend. They also do private parties for birthdays, bachelorette parties, work events, fundraisers, and kids’ parties.
There are many parks areas in Manchester, including Derryfield Park, with 76 acres of trails, fields, and a new playground. Derryfield Park and is known for having one the best cross-country trails in New England.
Manchester has several great local restaurants including the Red Arrow Diner, now a landmark in Manchester and voted best diner in New Hampshire four years in a row. There are many other favorite dining options in Manchester as well, including Mint Bistro and the Republic Café.
The Manchester public school system enrolls 17,500 students at 14 elementary schools, 4 middle schools and 4 high schools. Manchester is also home to several top rated colleges including Manchester Community College, Saint Anselm College, and the New Hampshire Institute of Art.
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