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Manchester, NH

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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\.

Getting Around in Manchester, NH

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.

Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Manchester is:
10 to 14 minutes
Explore info about this city
  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.01%
  • 9.95%
  • 1.96%

The Mall of New Hampshire

<p>The downtown area includes a wonderful historic district which is as good for living as it is for shopping and entertainment. If you are looking for a large verity of shops and restaurants look no further then the Mall of New Hampshire. Only a 10 minute drive from the city center, you'll never be too far from the malls 125 stores and laundry list of restaurants. The mall is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. everyday except for Sunday, making it a convenient option for the shopper in us all.</p>

The Best Diner in America

<p>Once settled into your Manchester apartment, you'll find that the city has a lot of restaurants for a town its size. Cafe Momo has Nepalese cuisine and is one of the highest rated and most talked about places in town. But for less exotic foods, there are two places not to miss. One is The Puritan, which is a local favorite. The other is the Red Arrow Diner, which has been in business since 1922 and has been voted one of the ten best diners in America. You'll find plenty of ethnic cuisines, chain places, and locally owned spots.</p>

Clubbing on Elm Street

<p>The city has a vibrant night scene and you'll want to get out and about as soon as you're in your Manchester apartment. The area along Elm Street and the immediate surrounding streets are full of bars and clubs. The Strange Brew Tavern has a lot of beers on tap and live music every night of the week. Billy's Sports Bar and The Black Brimmer are great fun and you'll quickly meet new people.</p>