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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  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
$239,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,155
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Nashua Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    87
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    61
    41
  • Robbery
    29
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    138
    500
  • Theft
    1,177
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    65
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$68,944
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Nashua Reviews

201 reviews
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Nashua, NH is a wonderful city have grown up in and be currently living in. The public school system was very well organized and provided a robust education. Real estate is not too difficult to find as houses in my neighborhood go up on sale quite often, though they are usually bought within a month of them being on the market. Traffic is low in the city with only a couple of bottlenecks around town at specific times. The community is very family friendly as the city organizes many outdoor activities that take place throughout the year. Job opportunities for high schoolers to adults are abundant in the city and are often easy to apply for. Something that I would like to see change is more of an appreciation for STEM centered projects, to draw attention to the benefits of careers in STEM. Other than that, the city has been wonderful to live and I would highly recommend the move here if the idea is in your mind!
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I moved to Nashua when I was five and have lived here since then. Having been moved around a lot I have been able to see many different parts of it, both the good and the bad. Overall this is a great city to live in, and I am actually a current employee at City Hall so I love being involved in all of the community activities that we do. Nashua is in a great location and is only about 45 minutes away from Boston which is why I have decided to continue ere as I got older. There are many great parks, and we are always improving the city to make it as functional and safe as possible. It is a great city with many opportunities!
I moved to Nashua in January and absolutely love it here! There is a lot to do, whether it be community events or local hiking trails. My husband and I plan on looking for houses in this area, because it is safe and accessible to everything.