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Manchester, New Hampshire, located in the heart of New England, has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1722. Originally inhabited by the Native American Pennacook tribe, the area was settled by English colonists looking to establish a trading post along the Merrimack River. Throughout the 19th century, Manchester flourished as an industrial center, with textile mills, factories, and railroad connections fueling its growth. The city became known as “The Queen City” due to its booming industry and economic prosperity. In the early 20th century, Manchester continued to thrive, attracting waves of immigrants seeking work in the city’s factories and mills. The diverse population of Irish, French-Canadian, and Eastern European immigrants brought new cultural influences to the city, shaping its vibrant neighborhoods and culinary traditions. Today, Manchester is a thriving urban center with a mix of historic architecture, modern amenities, and a strong sense of community pride. Its rich industrial history is evident in the preserved mill buildings and museums that pay homage to the city’s past.

1. The top 10 industries that are hiring locally:

  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Finance
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Energy

2. The top 10 recreational activities the area is known for:

  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Wine tasting
  • Sightseeing
  • Spa treatments

3. Average low and high temperature for the month:

  • Low: 50°F
  • High: 75°F

4. Average precipitation for the month:

  • 2 inches

5. Elevation:

  • 500 feet

6. Average home price:

  • $300,000

7. Average household income:

  • $70,000

8. The top 10 tourist points of interest:

  • National Park
  • Historic downtown area
  • Local museums
  • Winery tours
  • Botanical gardens
  • Art galleries
  • Amusement park
  • Beaches
  • Zoological park
  • Scenic overlooks

The top 10 restaurants:

The Foundry

50 Commercial St, Manchester, NH 03101

Nestled on the Merrimack River, the Foundry is New Hampshire’s largest certified farm-to-table restaurant. This spot is best known for its Sunday brunch, which offers a smorgasbord of options, including seafood and wonderful river views. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.

Restoration Cafe

235 Hanover St, Manchester, NH 03104

Popular with Pete Buttigieg and Andrew Yang campaign staffers during the 2020 primaries, Restoration Cafe is a solid lunch place, serving healthy options with a dash of comfort food tossed in for good measure. There are breakfast and lunch grain bowls, salads, sandwiches, juices, smoothies, and more, with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options galore.

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