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
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$207,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,029
National
$949
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
    420
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    78
    41
  • Robbery
    186
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    413
    500
  • Theft
    2,182
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    132
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,899
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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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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Manchester is a very small city but it is very diverse. There is a nice nightlife and downtown is always developing! There are a lot of good hospitals, dealerships and restaurants! I do however think that the education system needs to be revamped!
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.