Nashua : New hampshire

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What it's Like to Retire in Nashua

Nashua, New Hampshire is rated #87 on Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live Guide. It is has also won “Best Place to Live in America” twice. This small city/large town of about 84,000 is only 40 miles from Boston. Working people and active adults in retirement seem to appreciate that Nashua is also near the mountains and lakes of New Hampshire and Maine. There are several colleges in Nashua including Rivier College, NH Community Technical College, and Daniel Webster College. It is nicknamed "The Gate City”. The Nashua River has been incorporated into an invigorated downtown -- the Nashua Riverwalk has been a big success. Photo of Dam courtesy of Wikipedia and David Braverman. Photo of Hunt Memorial Library courtesy of Wikipedia and Gary McGath.

Where to Retire in Nashua and Home Prices

There are some developments for active adults in the region to choose from (see Active Communities link at right). estimated the average home value was a little over $200,000 in late 2013.


What is special about Nashua

• Several colleges in town • Easy commute to Boston • Strong employment possibilities • One of the safest towns in the U.S. • Whatcom Museum of History and Art • Mine Falls Park • Downtown Nashua Farmer's Market • Wireless Internet Service to Nashua's Downtown • 89 golf courses within 30 miles • 49 ski resorts within 100 miles • Low tax rates. The NH income tax is only on dividends and interest (5%). There is no state sales tax.

What is not special about Nashua

The area is intensively developed and traffic can be thick. It snows a lot in the winter.

Who will like retirement in Nashua

Nashua attracts people who want to live in a small town near Boston. Here are explanations of types of retirement communities, how to retire in New Hampshire and towns like Peterborough

Local economy is driven by

High-tech manufacturing, software, healthcare, and education drive Nashua's economy. The Office of Economic Development is active and successful.


Climate and Physical Environment

Nashua is located in southern New Hampshire State, close to Boston. Winters are chilly and summers mild.  Google Maps for Nashua For New Hampshire Craigslist

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Nashua ArtWalk! features fine arts and crafts, artist demonstrations, or historic architecture highlighting Nashua's galleries and studios. The colleges in town have many programs. Andy's Summer Playhouse, Timberlane Regional Performing Arts Center, Monadnock Music, and Boardinghouse Park have active cultural schedules in the region. There are 8 museums within 30 miles, 13 movie theaters within 15 miles,a dn 1400 restaurants within 15 miles.



Crime here is very low.


Medical facilities

There are 2 hospitals in Nashua, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital.



Manchester Airport is about 14 miles; Boston's Logan Airport is also within reach.


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Facts about NASHUA
  • State: NH
  • Environment: Suburban,College Town,Small-mid Sized City,Golf Community,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: No
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: jfb48

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