NRPC’s work is conducted primarily for the benefit of its 13 member municipalities that span the Souhegan Valley, Greater Nashua and Hudson/Pelham area in Southern New Hampshire.
"Enviable Location. Quality of Life."
Home to more than 200,000 residents, the Nashua Region is a dynamic and thriving part of the Southern New Hampshire landscape. Situated among the rolling foothills of the Merrimack River Valley and located just 50 miles from Downtown Boston and the Atlantic Coast, the region enjoys an enviable location that provides residents urban amenities while retaining quality of life benefits common to rural areas.
Embodying both the second largest city in New Hampshire as well a number of very rural communities, the Nashua Region is perhaps best characterized by its diversity of landscapes. Thriving employment and commercial corridors pave way to charming and historic town and village centers, while scenic lakes, hilltops and several tracts of undeveloped land remain protected and accessible to population centers.
Commitments to resource protection and conservation, education, arts and cultural promotion as well as industry and Yankee efficiency help characterize the unique nature of the region and its people. Home to a thriving community of technological, financial and manufacturing companies, the region commands some of the highest wages in New Hampshire. Major retail corridors attract streams of visitors, while residents and visitors alike enjoy access to several cultural amenities, including one of the largest annual sculpture symposiums in the nation. Students in the region’s public primary and secondary schools routinely outperform their peers in the state and nation, while post-secondary institutions prepare pupils for the economy of the 21st century. All of these attributes coalesce to provide residents of the Nashua Region an unparalleled quality of life in an attractive and strategically positioned natural environment.