Rochester, New Hampshire is located in southeastern New Hampshire and is known as the Lilac City. It is the largest city in the seacoast region and fourth largest city in New Hampshire. An ideal setting for new businesses and residents alike, the city is conveniently located, serving as a gateway to New Hampshire's famous Lakes Region, the White Mountains with its ski resorts and the Seacoast with its superb beaches. Whether covered with its famous lilacs in the spring, wildflowers blooming in the summer, spectacular autumn foliage or fresh-fallen snow, the Rochester area is a scenic delight.
Rochester enjoys many of the conveniences of a prospering city combined with the delights of small-town New England traditions. The arts are alive in the city with its historic Opera House, where cultural and civic activities are offered to residents and organizations in the area. The city celebrates an annual Lilac Family Fun Festival in the spring, multiple activities for families, a festival in the downtown area, a Fourth of July celebration, the 125-year-old Rochester Fair in the fall, and a Christmas parade.
The city's commitment to economic development continues to spur major growth of manufacturing and high-tech companies. The city exemplifies its commitment to its existing businesses through retention and expansion efforts. These efforts have resulted in the preservation of several long-term companies that have made their home in the city for generations. The diversity of the city's commercial and industrial base is enormously beneficial in attracting new residents to the area.
Residents of the city and surrounding communities enjoy an attractive downtown area with several malls and plazas. Antiques, footwear, appliances, gift shops, pharmacies, restaurants and several service are among the major businesses at the several plazas and malls located throughout the city.
Cultural and recreational activities include access to plays at the Opera House, theater, golf course, bowling, ball fields, hiking, walking paths, rivers, ponds and lakes. Traditional values and hard-working people filled with community spirit have created lasting pride. Boasting a convenient location, a thriving local business climate, and excellent opportunities for recreation, sightseeing and leisure, Rochester is truly the place to be.
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