- City in New Hampshire
Crime & Safety
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.
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.