One hour from Boston, one hour from the seacoast, one hour from the White Mountains — Manchester, New Hampshire is a dynamic and growing city that combines exciting urban opportunities with nearby natural splendor.

With tons of restaurants, minor league hockey and baseball teams, an airport, and an entertainment arena, there is no shortage of things to keep busy. Saint Anselm College students can take in local restaurants, tour shops and social centers, enjoy a night on the town with friends, see a movie or nationally touring music acts at the 15,000-seat SNHU Arena, or make an excursion to the Mall of New Hampshire.

As the largest city in New Hampshire, Manchester is also home to leading cultural attractions including the Currier Museum of Art, the Palace Theatre, and the New Hampshire Symphony. Find some of our favorite local activities available in our backyard.

Transportation arrangements to and from Saint Anselm can be made at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, which is serviced by four major airlines and offers many amenities normally found only at major hub airports.

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Minutes to Boston, the seacoast, or the mountains

Our campus is in an amazing city. From downtown restaurants to apple picking to museums and concerts, we've got it all! And within 60 minutes, we have ball games in Boston; skiing, hiking or kayaking in the White Mountains; day trips to the ocean; and much more!

Queen City, Manchester
Manchester, the Queen City
Manchester Quick Facts

Nickname: Queen City
Motto: Where History Meets Opportunity
Population: 110,506 (Largest city in New Hampshire and northern New England)

"Number One Small City in the East"
Money Magazine cited Manchester in its review of Best Places to Live in America.