B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$206,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,014
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    389
    273
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    78
    41
  • Robbery
    200
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    605
    525
  • Theft
    2,884
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    189
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,282
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Manchester Reviews

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Moving to New England from down south Florida was a HUGE change. Climates, population, lifestyle- these are some of the differences I observed and had to adapt to when I moved up here for school. Manchester is a very quiet, historical city that is extremely COLD! I was very used to loud, chaos and city life prior to moving to New England. If I had to change anything in Manchester, it would definitely be to add on more entertainment facilities for day and night life and for all ages. Manchester currently has a lot of restaurants however they don't have many different options. On another note, I do not find Manchester to be a safe city for a student who is new to the area; there is a plethora of crime, on every street, at every corner.
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The Granite City is full of life and opportunities. The are multiple cultural festivals such as Greek, African, Caribbean, and Arabic that occur during the spring and summer. Also, its full of activities for all ; from concerts and games at SNHU Arena, to charitable events. In addition, cost of living is affordable with rent ranging from 700-1,000/month. Furthermore, Manchester nightlife is vivacious. It's Nightlife is akin to Vegas with bars and club and restaurants. Additionally, the Granite City is suitable for family living because it has well established Educational Institutions from K-12 to Graduate Level. Also, the city is safe despite the current struggles with heroin addiction in the city. This struggle is being resolved by community and current representative of state by increasing rehabilitation centers. If your are an explore give the Granite city a try, you'll not regret it.
I live near the Mall of NH, and our neighborhood is very safe and quiet. Manchester overall is okay. I attend school in Goffstown, but I hear that Manchester schools are okay. My cousin teaches at Memorial and she says she really likes it. Manchester is a pretty big town (at least for NH), and there's a lot to do. There's a mall, offices, hospitals, a lot of other stores, restaurants, parks, a ball park that is home to the minor League baseball team The Fishercats, a hockey arena where we have Monarchs games and several concerts throughout the year, and so much more. Manchester is a relatively safe town. The police, firefighters, waste management, and EMT staff are very hardworking to keep the town safe and clean. There has been a bit of a problem with heroin this year and the past couple years. Overall, I really like Manchester.