Manchester-NH : New hampshire

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What it's Like to Retire in Manchester-NH

Manchester, a small city of about 110,000, is the largest city in New Hampshire. It is home to several small colleges as well as being the economic center of this part of New Hampshire and Vermont.  The city has been named 2nd tax friendliest city, best place to live and start a business, and one of America's Cheapest Places to Live.  Photo of Manch Mills courtesy of Wikipedia and Mikespenard.

Where to Retire in Manchester-NH and Home Prices

There are many different neighborhoods to live in, as well as some choices of active adult communities in the surrounding area. Median selling price of a home in late 2013 was about $180,000 (


What is special about Manchester-NH

Manchester has great shopping with a number of outlet malls capitalizing on New Hampshire's lack of sales tax.   It offers a somewhat urban environment that offers ready access to the outdoor recreation and beauty of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. It has won numerous "best cities" awards, most having to do with low costs and tax-friendliness.

What is not special about Manchester-NH

it is cold in the winter and a very busy place.

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The crime rate in Manchester is a little above the national average.


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  • State: NH
  • Environment: College Town,Small-mid Sized City,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 0 -20
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: No
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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