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
    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%
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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.
I would never live here again. Love the rest of New Hampshire, and definitely enjoy the convenience of the small airport, but the city of Manchester is really a mess these days.
There were many areas I did not feel safe near, and one guy tried to abduct me after I refused to give him my number or go on a date. Elm street looks nice driving through, but has some oddballs on the sidewalk. A couple streets over in either direction bring you to what I can only describe as the projects (gas station was always hiring as employees were victim to robberies on a weekly basis, and other equally terrifying situations.)
The Hookset area was much nicer when I lived in the area. I'd suggest trying Bedford also.