5 Reasons To Live Downtown In Southern NH Towns

There are many reasons why individuals choose to live in Southern New Hampshire.  Among them are the options for education, plentiful job opportunities, a wide variety of outdoor activities, lower taxes, high living standards and the great variety of apartment homes that are available.  Living Downtown in a Southern NH town is fun and easy.

Living Downtown in Southern NH Towns

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Rich History:

Southern NH can brag about the historic significance of its location, historic events that have occurred here and the birth of the Industrial Revolution in NH.  Living here offers a great lifestyle that gives you access to big city amenities and yet is quieter and laid back. Manchester has a rich history rooted in the Amoskeag Mills and the neighborhoods here have been revitalized in the past few years.  Nashua and Milford have enjoyed a renaissance as well; with fine dining options, cultural events and a thriving arts community.  Look for historic architecture, river walks and museums in these areas of Manchester and Nashua.   There are apartment options that offer historic properties, hip and stylish lofts, brand new sleek modern finishes and small lofted living spaces.


Southern NH is a location that draws individuals who love a variety of activities and interests.  Sports lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, art lovers, educators and entrepreneurs flock to this area.  In Manchester you can enjoy a variety of parks and open spaces with playgrounds, outdoor pools, tennis and baseball playing fields.  Enjoy the nice weather here.  We love Livingston Park and it’s wonderful ball fields and playgrounds.  Arms Park in Manchester lets you enjoy walks along the Merrimack River.  Downtown Nashua boasts the park on Main Street at the Nashua River, the park in the north end called Greeley Park and extensive walking trails from downtown to Nashua High School called Mines Falls Park. Like sports?  There are minor league teams playing in Manchester and Nashua.  The seasons span throughout the year with hockey and baseball teams.  The Palace Theatre in Manchester and the Jan Streeter Arts Center in Nashua offer lots of musical and theatrical producations all year.  There are over 10,000 college students in the area.  Major universities like UNH, Franklin Pierce University, the Mass College of Pharmacy, Southern NH University, Rivier College and others offer courses and degrees to full and part time students.  This brings a lively vibe to the area.

milford new hampshire
milford new hampshire

Hometown Feel

If you crave a country feel from time to time, then a Southern NH town is a great place to be.  Just a short drive from the major cities you will find small towns with a suburban feel. In Milford, there is the magnificent Milford Oval that hosts old fashioned band concerts and festivals that are wildly popular. Golf courses and fishing on the Souhegan River are great outdoor options too.  Check out the great restaurants and shops around the oval too.  Looking for a cool walk?  Check out Milford’s swing bridge.  Other towns with a country feel are Derry, Bedford and Merrimack.

The Oval Milford NH town center


Cities are the places to go for nightlife.  The nightlife in Manchester and Nashua are lively and varied. You can enjoy a concert at the SNHU Arena, take in a play at the Palace or Rex Theatres, watch our baseball team take on competitors and enjoy many sports bars and dance clubs.  You will also be able to connect with history at the Millyard Museum or the SEE Science Center.

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