About Our City

With a population of over 110,000 people, Manchester is the largest city in New Hampshire and the largest north of Boston.

New restaurants, retail businesses and urban living spaces continue to pop up throughout the downtown. These new venues, along with old favorites, provide the stage upon which activities, events, programs and spontaneous happenings come to life.

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Art, Culture and Entertainment

Currier
The Currier Museum of Art

An internationally renowned art museum.

The Currier Museum of Art
YMCA
Wildcats at the YMCA

Build a healthy spirit, mind, and body.

Wildcats at the YMCA
Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre

Non-profit performing arts center.

Palace Theatre
Dining in Manchester
Dining in Manchester

More than 80 cafes, restaurants, diners, and eateries.

Dining in Manchester
SNHU Arena
SNHU Arena

Indoor events arena from music, to sports, and more.

SNHU Arena

Ranking and Reports

aerial photo of the city at night

LIVABILITY.COM

"One of the best places to live in the US" (2019)

Livability
NH Magazine
NH Magazine

"Next Cool City" (2018)

NH Magazine
Skyline
National Geographic

"Happiest Cities in the U.S." (2017)

National Geographic
Politico
Politico

"How a 19th-Century Town Became a New Millennium Marvel" (2016)

Politico
Store front
Thumbtack

"Live Free and run a small business in Manchester" (2015)

Thumbtack
Doors
Harvard Magazine

"Art, history, and eclectic restaurants—less than an hour away" (2015)

Harvard Magazine
Highway
Fast Company

"The Next Top 10 Cities for Tech Jobs" (2015)

Fast Company
Graduation
WalletHub

"2014’s Most and Least Educated Cities"

WalletHub
Cafe
Conde Nast Traveler

"America's Most Underrated Cities for Millennials" (2014)

Conde Nast Traveler