Manchester has a population of just over 175,000 people. It is the largest city in the state of New Hampshire, and situated on the banks of the Merrimack River. While a pivotal location during the Revolutionary War, it was during the industrial era that Manchester came to life. It's whole growth was based on building the perfect \company town\.
Via I-93 south, Boston, MA is accessible in just under an hours drive. Manchester city plays host to many freeways, however, making it easy to get from one end of the city to the other. Downtown is the most walkable area, with many shops centered around Veterans Memorial Park. This city is car dependent, but there is a public bus system called the Manchester Transit Authority, or MTA. The city maintains 13 routes that will take you to most areas within the city.