With a population of under 90,000, Nashua NH is a little New England city that has plenty of charm and character. The city’s history dates back to the mid 1600s, and although many things have changed since then, Nashua has still has a small-town feel that makes everyone feel safe and at ease. Although the city’s population grows a bit each year, moving to Nashua isn’t something that is probably at the top of most people’s priority lists. However, whether it be for a new job opportunity or to be closer to family, many people find themselves heading to Nashua. Well, if you’re on the verge of packing your bags and heading to New England, you might want to know a little about your new home first. Here are five things to know about living in Nashua NH.
Close to Boston
Living in a small town like Nashua probably isn’t appealing to some people. After all, living in a small place can feel isolating, and it’s not always easy to being in a place that seems far from everything. However, the good news is that Nashua isn’t as isolated as you might think. Boston is only about a 45 minute commute from Nashua, which means that commuting to and from Boston for work or leisure is something that can be done on a daily basis.
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Good shopping isn’t just something that is just exclusive to big cities. Sure, there’s no Rodeo Drive in Nashua, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of incredible stores. Just outside of Nashua are the Merrimack Premium Outlets, where you can find plenty of high-end shops that will certainly tickle your fancy. Plus, there’s no sales tax in the entire state of New Hampshire (except on food and drinks) which means that shopping in Nashua will actually save you some money.
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New Hampshire’s Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is well-known as the hub of some of the country’s (and the world’s) biggest tech companies. Well, sure, Nashua isn’t Silicon Valley, but it’s got a lot of cool tech stuff going on. Well known companies like Dell, Oracle, and Intel have offices in Nashua, which means that if you work in the tech field, there may be some job opportunities floating around.
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Things to do
You may not think there’s much to do in Nashua, and maybe compared to some places there aren’t as many options, but that doesn’t mean that Nashua is boring. The city actually has a pretty interesting downtown area that is full of bars, restaurants and shops. If you enjoy hanging out and exploring the local spots, you’ll probably have a good time in downtown Nashua.
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High cost of living
Everything comes with a price, and living in Nashua has a pretty high one. The cost of living in this little New England city might just be enough to turn some people away. Prices in Nashua are higher than the national average in all major areas including housing, utilities, and groceries. Of course, you may be able to find some affordable options, but just know that inexpensive alternatives may be few and far between.
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