Nashua, New Hampshire (NH)
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The self-proclaimed Gate City Nashua lies just north of the Massachusetts border and follows the western bank of the Merrimack River. New Hampshire's second-largest city has twice been named Money' magazine's Best Place to Live in America, and is the only city in the country ever to win this honor twice. A low crime rate also recently found Nashua ranked as the 27th safest city in the entire United States. Low unemployment coupled with excellent schools and up-to-date healthcare facilities were all reasons cited for this ranking in 1987 and 1997. These and many other great features make this city of 83,000 an excellent community in which to live and work.
The village of Nashua was an early textile center. By 1836, Nashua Corporation had built three cotton mills and was producing 9.3 million yards of cotton cloth annually on 710 looms. The city of Nashua was chartered in 1852, and before the Civil War, railroad lines crossed the city with 56 trains entering and departing daily. After World War 11, the textile mills moved south and the city gradually developed a diversified industry, particularly high technology and retail.
Since a commercial development boom in the 1980's, the city has served as a shopping mecca with several malls and plazas for those fleeing Massachusetts sales taxes. Not to be outdone, downtown Nashua hosts several seasonal festivals and parties, a myriad of activities from evening concerts at Greeley Park to parades and shows all over the city. Ethnic restaurants and posh specialty gift shops have made the downtown area a popular destination year-round, in addition to an extensive retail industry; the city also hosts several major high-tech companies such as Compaq Computer Corporation, Oracle, and Sanders, a Lockheed-Martin Company.
Recreation is not overlooked in this small city, and there are ample outlets for many different activities. Mine Falls Park, a 300-acre area in the geographic center of the city, offers trails for hiking, running, biking, and cross-country skiing. Athletic fields are also available for soccer and baseball. Greeley Park, a 126-acre tract between Concord and Manchester Streets, offers a playground, tennis courts, an outdoor band shell for summer concerts, and picnic facilities.
The city is also home to one of two New Hampshire professional baseball teams, the Nashua Pride. In 1998, the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball brought the unaffiliated Nashua Pride to Holman Stadium. Future Brooklyn Dodger stars Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe played at Holman in 1946 on the first integrated baseball team in the U.S. Holman Stadium is also host for numerous high school and youth sports events, as well as for the annual July 4 fireworks display, always among the area's largest.
History is alive in Nashua with an active historical society and several buildings which have been named to the National Register of Historic Places. The Hunt Memorial Building, once the city library is a brick Gothic structure and the only New Hampshire example of the work of architect Ralph Adams Cram.
The Nashua Public Library hosts community activities including lectures, club meetings, free movies, and concerts. With New Hampshire's second-largest collection of materials, the library circulates more items than any other library north of Boston.
Education is a priority for Nashua residents, and the 12 elementary schools, three junior high schools, and the high school reflect this focus, preparing graduates to go on to fine colleges anywhere. Still, many choose to pursue higher education locally in of the areas several fine colleges and vocational schools.
Housing in Nashua is diverse, with a wide array of options from single-family homes to rentals and condominiums. The elegant North End has been Nashua's most affluent area for more than a century. Well-kept Victorian homes built around the turn of the century line the edge of Concord Street near Greeley Park. The older textile mills along the Nashua River have been renovated into condominiums, popular for their proximity to downtown's Main Street. Spit Brook Road in south Nashua is home to many condominium developments, and is conveniently located close to Route 3. For detailed information on Nashua, see Gateways to Nashua magazine, a publication of the Nashua Chamber of Commerce.
Flume Gorge - Franconia Notch State Park, Lincoln, New Hampshire
Flume Gorge is one of the most popular things to do in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Walk the 800-foot flume trail and then continue on the nature trail for a total of 2 miles.
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Southern New Hampshire Venue Viewer
Just minutes from Interstate 93, SNHU's 300-acre campus sits on the bank of the Merrimack River in Manchester, NH. and is a great location for your next event!
Banquet and meeting facilities include a three-section ballroom, breakout rooms for 10 to 500 people, an executive boardroom, the Mara Lecture Hall, and a 218-seat auditorium outfitted with today's technology. The new Dining Center Banquet Hall is a great place to host an event with state-of-the-art technology for presentations, wireless internet, banquet-style seating for 350, theater-style seating for 500, meeting space for up to 500, dividable space to allow for two venues, computer network access with up to 200 physical ports of connectivity, two LCD projectors with two 15-foot diagonal screens, catering services to accommodate all of your food and beverage needs.
Southern New Hampshire Unversity is a great location for summer camps, corporate retreats, receptions, charity/non-profit events, community walks, expos and conferences.
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50 Legends, 50 States: Maine and New Hampshire
In this 25 part mini-series we will travel around the United States and take a look at the legends each state holds every Saturday. From the paranormal to lost treasure and everything in between, join PEXPED as we explore. Today we look at the Pocomoonshine Lake Monster of Maine and the Mt. Chocorua Curse of New Hampshire.
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HD Drone Video | Salisbury Beach State Reservation
HD Drone Video - Salisbury Beach State Reservation
Back in the U.S. Part I of drone montage over Salisbury at its Beach State Reservation. The reservation is a public recreation area covering 355 acres of land. A very popular destination during the summer months with an annual visitor rate of over 1 million. This is one of the highest for a state park in Massachusetts. Here, the Merrimack River exits into the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the aerial views!
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Andover City Places to Visit, Massachusetts
Andover is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts-New Hampshire metropolitan statistical area.
See what Manchester, NH has to offer
Manchester is the largest city in New Hampshire, the tenth largest city in New England, and the largest city in northern New England. It's in Hillsborough County along the banks of the Merrimack River, which divides the city into eastern and western sections. The Queen City, aka Manch Vegas, has a total area of 34.9 square miles. Its metropolitan area is one of the fastest growing in New England.
Settlers Green in North Conway
Destination shopping in the White Mountain of New Hampshire. Settlers Green has more than 70 brands including Banana Republic, Nike Factory Store and Tommy Hilfiger.
Top 11. Best Tourist Attractions in Newburyport, Massachusetts
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Top 11. Best Tourist Attractions in Newburyport, Massachusetts: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Maudslay State Park, Waterfront Park, Plum Island, Custom House Maritime Museum, Clipper City Rail Trail, Joppa Flats Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport Brewing Company, MetroRock Indoor Climbing Centers, Newburyport Farmers' Market
WHITEWATER KAYAKING - New Hampshire
Whitewater kayaking different sections of the Pemigewasset River in New Hampshire. Includes rapids in Bristol, Thornton, North Woodstock, and Franconia Notch. Most of it Class II & III, with one Class 5 drop.
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