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What’s so amazing about Manchester?

By on June 12, 2015

baseballWith the real estate market really heating up in the city of Manchester this season, you may be wondering about some of the perks that come from living and doing business in the Queen City.  Manchester is a bit of urban life surrounded by the beauty of suburban towns and tree lined streets. It is rich in history, industry, culture, entertainment, and business.

From art museums, to science centers, to lakes and parks to explore, Manchester has become a great place to work, play, and live.  Here are just a few of the top spots that make living in the Manchester area so great:

The Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, focuses on paintings by big names like Picasso and O’Keeffe. There is always a new exhibit to enjoy, educational forums, and there are family/kids programs on weekends.
Massabesic Lake, Manchester, is a beautiful scenic place to have a picnic or go for a walk or a sail.  There are a number of walking trails around the lake too.
Zimmerman House, Manchester, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and is now maintained by the Currier Museum. The tour guides are very knowledgeable about Frank Lloyd Wright’s life and his work which offers an amazing historic journey in architecture.
Livingston Park, Manchester, a little break from downtown city life- right up the street. This park has a great family area and a wonderful walking trail for all ages that goes about one mile around a pond.  Located next to public family pool area, it offers a walking/running track, soccer field, and picnic area. Even better, there is an ice cream stand nestled across the street.
Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, a venue that hosts major names in music, comedy, sports (hockey is king in the Queen City), and even the Boston Pops. Parking is available in a covered garage across the street and there are several area lots.  Restaurants are within walking distance.
Palace Theater, Manchester, is a must if theater is your thing. The Palace Theater is currently celebrating its 100th year anniversary and is the only remaining grand theater in the city. It seats just under 900 patrons on two levels and has been beautifully, yet tastefully, restored and reconstructed- hosting local, national and international artists, and professional theater.
Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, Manchester, is a small, family-oriented ballpark with a great selection of food and activities. The downtown location is easy to get to with plenty of nearby parking.  You can’t beat the stadium for great minor league baseball as well as fireworks following many of the games.
SEE Science Center, Manchester, is a great ever changing place to take the kids to explore. There are so many things to see and do on two floors; wonderful fun exhibits interesting to adults as well as children. Exhibits include Lego models of the Millyard and hands-on activities (like a moon walk where you try walking without gravity), as well as plenty of things to create (music, bubbles etc.) to keep you engaged.

There simply are too many reasons to love this area of the Granite State to form a complete list. There are shopping malls and an amazing number of restaurants to enjoy. For a little something extra, there are also golf courses nearby or you can head to the nearby town of Merrimack and visit the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, where guests can taste seasonal beers and see the famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses.  Manchester is a short drive to either the Seacoast to enjoy sandy beaches or the White Mountains to hike, zipline, or ski. It is easy to see why the Manchester real estate market has become the focus of many buyers.