Quality of Life

Elliot HospitalSet in northern New England, Manchester's prime location, inviting neighborhoods and natural scenery directly contribute to the quality of life we enjoy. Kayakers, skiers, bikers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts find playgrounds not just within city limits, but statewide. Tax-free shopping and dining in our world-class restaurants are also favorite pursuits.

In Manchester, healthy living is a focus, as evidenced by the superb healthcare institutions providing cutting-edge service from within the city limits.

  • In October 2017, Manchester-Nashua was ranked the 19th Happiest City in the United States by National Geographic Explorer.

  • America's Health Rankings' 2017 Report ranks New Hampshire as the 8th Healthiest State in the Nation citing a low percentage of children in poverty, low violent crime rate, and a low infant mortality rate. 

  • Manchester has tremendous healthcare options, including Catholic Medical Center and Elliot Hospital - large hospitals located within the City. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center offers excellent healthcare as well, while a number of specialists and small practices provide superb care.

  • Manchester was ranked (May 2017) as the sixth Best City in the Nation to Practice Medicine citing a low rate of malpractice suits, the highest rate of employer-sponsored health insurance, and the third most satisfied hospital patients in the nation. 

Centrally located, Manchester is less than one hour from pristine beaches, beautiful mountains, sparkling lakes, and Boston. 

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