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%

Manchester Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    389
    0
  • Murder
    5
    0
  • Rape
    78
    41
  • Robbery
    200
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    605
    1
  • Theft
    2,884
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    189
    0

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%
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Manchester Reviews

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New Hampshire's largest city is definitely not lacking in amenities and entertainment! Up and down Elm Street, South Willow, South River, and many other places, the streets are lined with bars, restaurants, clubs, and shops, with incredible variety to keep anyone interested. From the regular big name shows and sporting events at the SNHU arena to the dozens of fine shops and food options at the Mall of New Hampshire, classic and contemporary titles showing at the Palace Theater to summertime farmers' markets in several locations, Manchester has something for everyone.
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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.
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.