I work in Nashua, and drive through Manchester and Merrimack on the way in. Finding a place in Merrimack would probably be cheaper than Nashua, but the further south you live (in other words, the closer to Boston), the more you pay.
Manchester has some nice areas, though I typically don’t see them during my commute.
I live in Nashua- good Mexcian- why yes- two good mex places on D.W. Highway.
Actually there is really good Brazilian food too in downtown.
white mountains-esp Fraconia Notch.
the MFA in Boston
The Red Sox, and Patriots
The usual ‘americana’ stuff if you are into that- the Tea Party re enactment is my favorite
George’s Island- old Fort in Bos Harbor- good for a picnic, and bring a flashlight- would be a cool place to LARP if you were into that.I’m not but closest to a dungeon I’ve ever seen.
That said - what they now call Bunny Island- camp overnight and you will see so many rabbits on this Island- it is like the rodent version of the Birds.
Bar Harbor-and the Puffins-all of the Maine coast is great for walking- all rocky and cliffs and stuff, but Bar Harbor is amazing.
Canada is just a few hours north and Quebec City has the best breakfasts on the planet.
First Night, July 4th on the common- two biggies around here
Duck boat ride- yes it is actully fun
Anything around the common of Boston - good eats, movies and plays
Nashua is increasingly becoming an awful place to live. It’s your typical border town, like Salem, which means it’s basically an extended strip mall with no real character. It’s also much more expensive than living in Merrimack or Manchester. The traffic is horrible all along Rt. 3, because it hooks up with 495 in Chelmsford and 93 in Manchester. Gets worse every year as more people from MA and CT get out of their own crowded states and bring their cars here.
Manchester’s a fine city, though it doesn’t quite have the culture and life that a place like Portsmouth would have. Portsmouth is probably out of the question though, because it’s on the seacoast, and is more expensive than the moon. Considering you’re from SLC, you probably won’t have any expectations for public transportation, which is good, 'cause you won’t get any of that up here.
I like Nashua- after growing up in a city- I love the fact that I can hit the regular stores, then drive 2 miles and be at excellent farm stands.
I’ve become a corn snob- it better be picked today or I’m not eating it.
I like La Hacienda- get the Rancho pollo- amazing. Also the only place I’ve seen in the north where you can get a true chili sauce. It’s not Church street in Alberqueque but good enough.
Really the best thing in NE is the seafood. Learn to love it.
Had no idea there was a group of us up here-should have a NE Qt3 gathering or something.
Well, Nashua has issues with urban sprawl, and the fact that it’s a huge market for drugs coming up from NYC and Boston. Lots of young, bored professionals with more money than they know what to do with. The ‘gang activity’ is only there becasue it’s a money-maker.
Maybe as a state,We havent become a country yet, but Nashua is not ‘all white’ by any strech. We have a huge south american population, and a good sized vietnamese/korean population.
Crime in Nashua- yeah it feels on the rise- at least my missing Alienware seems to think so.