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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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+
Nashua is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 88,606. Nashua is in Hillsborough County and is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire. Living in Nashua offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Nashua there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Nashua and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Nashua are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$257,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,235
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Nashua Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    43.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    77
    40.7
  • Robbery
    22.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    90.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,134.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    60.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
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%

Working in Nashua

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,022
National
$55,322
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Nashua Reviews

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I have lived in Nashua New Hampshire for my whole life and I love the friendly atmosphere and all the opportunities this wonderful town provides. There is always something to do, where you can explore down town or even go shopping in the the mall. The education is great! I just recently graduated from Nashua high school south. The Nashua school district allowed me to grow and become a well rounded student I order to be ready to go to college this fall. Nashua is a great place to live and even come by to visit!
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Nashua is a melting pot with much history and diversity, both urban and rural areas. Working within the Nashua community can be challenging, due to lack of resources-comparatively speaking and taking into account the population. I see more gentrification taking place daily. I would like to increase the availability of mental and physical health resources to low-income families as well as more services geared toward upward mobility for the Nashua population.
I love this town. It's spread out, and has wonderful natural surroundings, but also the convenience of modern shopping. The cost of living is reasonable, the library is excellent, and it's been twice voted the "Most Livable City in America"!