Life in Manchester
A textile mill town 20 years ago and now the largest city in New Hampshire and northern New England, Manchester offers a full range of business, cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities.
Traveling along the banks of the Merrrimack River, one sees a unique blending of history with current economic development in the state’s largest city. The old mill along the river has been transformed into quaint shops, galleries and businesses. The community features traditional festivals, open-air markets, great restaurants, and sporting and concert events available in the new 10,000-seat indoor Verizon Wireless Arena. The minor league (double A) Fisher Cats baseball team’s ballpark proudly seats 6,500 in a waterfront stadium.
Manchester is also home to the Currier Gallery of Art, the Palace Theatre, among others of northern New England’s finest art museums and musical theatres. Saint Anselm College, the University of New Hampshire, Southern New Hampshire University, Hesser College, and the New Hampshire Institute of Art all have campuses in Manchester. Manchester's strongest industry is now health care, with a growing high-tech and manufacturing base.
Manchester prides itself on being close to everything. Within an hour's drive, you can be on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, gazing at the tallest peaks of the White Mountains, in the pristine Lakes Region, or in the heart of Boston.
New Hampshire has no state income or sales tax, has highly ranked public schools, and continues to be ranked one of the most “healthy” and “liveable” states in the nation. Manchester-Boston Regional Airport offers easy access to all major cities, offering many direct flights.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester is the largest multi-specialty physician group practice in Southern New Hampshire. This dynamic physician-led organization with more than 125 providers is part of the growing academic Dartmouth-Hitchcock health care system, including the nationally recognized teaching and research care facility, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 75 miles north in Lebanon.
As a 120,000 square foot outpatient facility, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester opened in 1998 and includes an array of primary and specialty care services, a lab, radiology services (including PET/CT and MRI), and an ambulatory surgery center, all under one roof. A number of outpatient tertiary services are also provided on-site, including the state's only children's hospital, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD), breast and ENT surgery, urogynecology, gynecologic oncology and many more.
The Manchester practice also includes offices in the neighboring community of Bedford as well as CHaD pediatric specialty care in the Seacoast area. We also we offer an array of specialty services within the Notre Dame Pavilion on the Catholic Medical Center campus including Norris Cotton Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester is part of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, which includes four major group practice locations in picturesque southern New Hampshire: Concord, Keene, Manchester and Nashua. All have a sophisticated electronic medical records system and a self-insured, well-organized risk management and liability system, making it one of the premier health systems in New England.