Manchester, NH Real Estate
Welcome to Manchester, NH
The beautiful Merrimack River flows through the heart of downtown Manchester, NH and adds to the quintessential charm of this New England city. Manchester has grown from being the world’s largest textile mill complex to the business and financial center for northern New England. The city blends an old-world historic past with a vibrant, energetic and youthful present where companies and entrepreneurs can thrive.
Families, singles, and couples enjoy the highest quality of life in Manchester with its depth of culture, diverse entertainment, proximity to stunning ocean vistas, breathtaking mountains, and easy access to Boston. There’s a strong sense of community, safety and unity in Manchester, with the tax-free New Hampshire living as an added bonus.
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Public Transportation: MTA, MBTA, Boston Express
Established in 1973 as the city of Manchester’s mass transit service, The Manchester Transit Authority (MTA) operates a diverse fleet of vehicles including public buses, a downtown shuttle, and school buses for the Manchester School District. The bus routes include commuter connections for Nashua and Concord workers.
For convenient downtown exploration, there’s the MTA’s Green DASH shuttle. The shuttles are hybrid-electric vehicles that provide free rides around downtown Manchester and the Millyard area. All of MTA’s local buses and shuttles are wheelchair accessible.
A forty-minute drive down into Haverhill, MA provides Manchester residents access to the MBTA through the Haverhill commuter rail station. The train travels all the way into Boston’s North Station with stops along the way at other key Massachusetts towns and cities. Another option for accessing Boston is the Boston Express bus that departs from the downtown Manchester Transportation Center.
Manchester, NH’s Real Estate Market
There’s a style, location, and size of home to fit everyone’s desires in Manchester. Downtown Manchester is home to multiple high-rise apartment communities with luxury amenities mere steps from the city’s bustling heart.
Newer condominium communities are appearing throughout the suburbs and they provide low-maintenance living with convenient access to everything Manchester offers. Sophisticated townhome living on the banks of Merrimack River put residents within walking distance of downtown and provide opportunities for leisurely strolls along the Riverwalk Trail System.
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Testimonials to Our Service in Manchester, NH
Here are some of our past clients’ experiences with Carrington Real Estate:
Roy D. said: Our agent helped us find our first home, and I have to say I was really pleased with her service. Not only was she extremely knowledgeable of the local market, but she also knew all the intricacies about buying a new home. For every question we had, she had an immediate response. Without her help we would have fumbled on our home purchase. I would recommend everyone use Carrington Real Estate Services! His rating: 5 stars
Stephen D. said: We just bought our first home with Carrington and we are extremely happy with the experience. Our agent was responsive, took time to explain various parts of the process, and made sure that everything was made aware to us. I have no hesitation in recommending Carrington Real Estate Services. His rating: 5 stars
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Distinguished Schools in Manchester, NH
- Green Acres Elementary School | Grades PK-5 |
- Henry J. McLaughlin Jr. Middle School | Grades 6-8 |
- Manchester Central High School | Grades 9-12 |
Along with its expansive public and private school system, Manchester is home to several colleges and universities including Manchester Community College and Saint Anselm College. MCC’s main campus is recently renovated and expanded and there is a Downtown Center to introduce students to the programs they offer.
Southern New Hampshire University‘s main campus is located in Manchester and other colleges such as University of New Hampshire and Mouth Washington College have campuses in the area. Springfield College’s School of Human Resources is also based in Manchester.
You’ll Enjoy: Art museums, scenic parks, extensive trails
With an extensive trail system keeping Manchester residents connected to the beauty of the area, you’re never far from the pleasures of the area. Downtown boasts shopping, dining, and entertainment. Whether you want to grab a Broadway Show at The Palace Theater, spend a day perusing works of art, or ambling along nature trails, Manchester happily accommodates you.
- Currier Museum of Art
Rated 4.5 Stars
Featuring stunning architecture, decorative arts, photographs, paintings, sculptures and the works of Monet and Picasso, The Currier Museum of Art is a must-see destination in Manchester. They offer tours of the only Frank Lloyd Wright designed home open to the New England public upon request and host workshops and classes for all ages.
- Livingston Park
Rated 4.5 Stars
A beloved family-friendly destination, Livingston Park has two playgrounds, sports fields, picnic shelters and a recently-built swimming pool area with features to please children and adults alike.
Manchester, NH Utilities
- Liberty Utilities | Gas | http://www.libertyutilities.com/east/gas/
- Public Service of New Hampshire | Electric | https://www.psnh.com/
- Comcast | Cable, Internet, Phone | http://www.comcast.com/
- Manchester Water Works | Public Water | http://www.manchesternh.gov/
- Manchester’s Public Works Dept. | Public Works | http://www.manchesternh.gov/
The Lifestyle: Combination of natural beauty, suburban relaxation and urban energy
With the White Mountains and New Hampshire Lakes region nearby, Manchester is a centrally located urban oasis amid New England’s natural beauty. Manchester’s thriving downtown is home to great restaurants, unique shopping, and cultural events.
However, a quieter, more suburban lifestyle exists just outside the city borders. Manchester’s convenient highway access allows easy travel locally and the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport expands the opportunities for national travel. Manchester’s proximity to Boston not only offers residents opportunities to enjoy Beantown, it means that Manchester companies benefit from a large student population from both local and Boston-area colleges.
The Workforce: College graduates and experienced business professionals
With 11 colleges and universities in and around Manchester and Boston colleges within an hour’s drive, the city is a popular employment choice for undergraduate and graduate students. The workforce is full of young, eager, well-educated employees with degrees in engineering, technical fields, business, communications, and international relations, among numerous other degrees.
Manchester is dedicated to helping their workforce find the right job fit and the Manchester Young Professionals Network, with members ranging in age from 20 to 40, is evidence of this. Manchester is also home to the state’s first Job Corps center that provides free education and training programs for students ages 16-24. Tax-free New Hampshire is home to the fastest growing population in New England and the job opportunities in Manchester insure its continued success and expansion.
Working in downtown Manchester provides employees with unparalleled views of the Merrimack River that entice them to spend their free hours fishing, kayaking or strolling along the water. The Millyard has been converted to an energetic business center for the area’s most gifted minds and the historic character of the building makes it one of the most aesthetically beautiful office spaces on the east coast.
Why Live Here: Activities and Opportunities for Everyone
The quality of life in Manchester is unsurpassed in New England. With their local airport, convenient downtown transportation, and fun venues, you’re guaranteed to find something to please everyone.
Quieter living is steps away in the suburbs while the downtown energy pulses all day and into the night. Tax-free New Hampshire living benefits companies and consumers alike as it encourages business and population growth in all markets.
In the nice weather there’s kayaking and fishing on the Merrimack River, bike riding and lazy strolling amid the downtown shops and restaurants. Hike the numerous trails and revel in the beauty of the lakes, ocean, mountains and cities that are at your fingertips in this prosperous New Hampshire treasure.