Nashua, the second largest city in New Hampshire, has been chosen by Time Magazine’s MONEY as the best place to live in the granite state for 2018.
Nicknamed the ‘Gate City,’ Nashua received high praise from the article:
Median Household Income: $72,007
Median Home Listing Price: $300,000
Nashua was the very first city to top MONEY’s Best Places to Live list back in 1987, and is the only city to be named No. 1 twice. Residents enjoy the perks of being an hour’s drive from the cultural and educational hub of Boston, but arrive home to a charming town with no sales tax and a rich history. In the 1800s, Nashua had a thriving textile economy, and the old mill buildings on Main Street, now converted into apartments, studios, and workspaces, still stand in an up-and-coming downtown area. Through the city runs its namesake river, and the 1.6-mile Nashua Riverwalk loop is currently being built to provide foot or bike access to historic sites. Like many cities in the U.S., Nashua has been heavily impacted by the opioid epidemic, but has established a task force and received a federal grant to deal with the problem and help people seeking treatment.
Meanwhile, the cities for our New England neighbors included Newton (MA), South Portland (ME), and Colchester (VT).