Manchester is the historic site of the world's largest cotton textile mill, the Amoskeag Mills. A century ago, the famous mills employed 15,000 people, produced up to 600 miles of cotton cloth a day, and exported to nations worldwide.
Today, this ever-changing and growing city has a population of over 100,000 and its dominant industries are technology and manufacturing, many of which are located in the renovated mills along the Merrimack River. Manchester is easily accessible by car, plane and bus. Affordable housing, low taxes, great restaurants, excellent colleges, a growing arts and culture community along with talented sports teams, has transformed Manchester, NH as "The" place to live in New England.
Cultural entertainment includes live performances at the beautifully restored Palace Theatre where you can catch award-winning national acts along with plays, symphonies and more!
Manchester is home to the NH Symphony Orchestra, the NH Philharmonic Orchestra, OperaNH, the NH Institute of Art, and the acclaimed Currier Museum of Art. Museums include the Millyard Museum, Manchester Historic Association, Amoskeag Fishways, FIRST, the SEE Science Center, and the Franco American Centre.
New Hampshire offers tax-free shopping, and over 60 businesses are located downtown for shopping and over 700 services are provided downtown. Downtown also is home to over 70 restaurants and almost 20 nightclubs/bars.
According to recent economic data supplied by PSNH, New Hampshire as compared to other states:
- Has the lowest tax burden
- Has lowest crime rate
- Is the 3rd most livable state
- Is the 2nd healthiest state
- Is the 9th most educated state
With these great statistics it is no surprise that Manchester is "The" place to live. Come and visit us and see for yourself!
To find out more information about Manchester, visit the websites of the City of Manchester, Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Manchester Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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