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Overall Niche Grade
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  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%
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Nashua Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
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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

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I have lived in Nashua for a while and visit often. The restaurants in Nashua are great. They have a great community atmosphere. There are great trails to run throughout the city. I love that they have an ice-skating rink in the winter time. They are always hosting community events. The Pheasant Lane mall is pretty good and tax free!

Overall, I have had a great experience all around.
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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!
Nashua is a great smaller city in New Hampshire. It is about an hour or so without traffic to get to Boston, and about half an hour or so drive from Manchester if looking for the closest local airport. I love Nashua because it no only has a deep history, it also has several parks and places of nature as well. Nashua has a couple of festivals through out the year which are a lot of fun to attend. There is the annual gathering for July 4th with fireworks, and there's the holiday stroll before Christmas where everyone marches up Main Street. There are also other festivals on Main street where businesses will show their wares and restaurants show their food and offer free samples. Nashua like most of New Hampshire does not have a huge amount of diversity but we do have a variety of cultures living here. There are also a couple of great colleges.