Welcome to Rochester, NH


Rochester, known as the Lilac City, is located in southeastern New Hampshire. It is the largest city in the seacoast region and fourth-largest city in the state. Rochester is conveniently located, serving as a gateway to the Lakes Region, the White Mountains, and the Seacoast. 

Rochester enjoys many of the conveniences of a prospering city combined with the delights of small-town New England traditions. Family values, strong work ethic, and lasting community spirit sustain the pride among residents and businesses in Rochester.

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A wide variety of cultural and recreational activities are offered at the Rochester Public Library, Rochester Historical Society & Museum, Recreation Department & Arena, Rochester Opera House, and Rochester Museum of Fine Arts. There are also multiple public parks and playgrounds, ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, disc golf, hiking and walking trails, public pools, and a kayak and canoe launch on the Cocheco River. Exciting shopping advantages and fine dining are also found throughout the city.

The city’s commitment to economic development has spurred major growth of manufacturing and high-tech companies, retail, and the ongoing revitalization of the historic downtown district. Rochester continues to diversify, strengthen, and grow as business and industrial expansions attract new residents to the area.

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Excellent educational advantages are available to residents. The Richard W. Creteau Regional Technology Center at Spaulding High School trains students for well-paid positions and assures companies in the area of a skilled workforce.

New Hampshire has been consistently ranked among the Top 10 best places to live in America based on several categories including economy, education, public safety, health care, most desirable livability, affordable housing, and short commute to work. Combined with a convenient location with opportunities to prosper, Rochester is truly – The Place to Be!

Photography by: John Gisis