These 10 New Hampshire Cities Have the Best Downtowns
Living in New England, we know that we're lucky to live in one of the best parts of the US.
Over the years, countless studies have directed high praise towards our region. Last year, a WalletHub study announced the best small cities in the country, and eight New England towns made the list. Our area has also been highlighted for having some of the most magical winter wonderland towns, underrated destinations, hottest zip codes, best places to visit, and restaurants worthy of the New York Times' Restaurant List.
But let's zoom in a bit more. What communities in New Hampshire have the best downtowns? For this writer, a charming downtown is a walkable, clean place filled with history, character, scenery, and lots of shopping and dining options.
The definition of the perfect downtown is obviously subjective, and differs for everyone. You might live in the same town you grew up in, and therefore have a soft spot for your home turf. Maybe your dream downtown is in a big city, or has a certain number of restaurants, entertainment options, etc. On the flip side of that, you may not care about your community's downtown at all, as long as you're in close proximity to an alternate spot you prefer visiting instead. Regardless, we decided to take to Facebook to ask for your thoughts, and received all kinds of suggestions.
So, here's a countdown of the 10 New Hampshire cities with the best downtowns, according to locals. Be sure to scroll down to see what place was voted #1.