Nashua (New Hampshire)

Nashua is a city in the southern part of New Hampshire. It is the state's second largest city behind Manchester with a population of 86,605 (as of 2000).



 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 33 37 45 58 69 77 82 81 73 62 50 39
Nightly lows (°F) 12 15 23 34 44 54 59 58 49 37 29 19
Precipitation (in) 3.4 3.4 4.3 4.4 4.1 4.4 3.9 3.9 3.7 4.4 4.3 3.9

   Data from NOAA (1981-2010)

Get in

By air

By car

No interstate highway runs through Nashua; though it is easily accessible from both I-93 and I-495. The main expressway through Nashua is the north-south U.S. 3, which connects to I-93 in Manchester to the north (via the F.E. Everett Turnpike/I-293) and I-495 in Lowell, Massachusetts to the south.

By bus

By train

A proposed extension from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail Lowell Line to Nashua has been repeatedly discussed, but for various reasons has not moved forward. The nearest train station is 20 minute drive away in Lowell, the Charles A. Gallagher Transit Terminal at 101 Thorndike Street, Lowell, Phone:+1 978 459-0164. It is part of the MBTA commuter rail network; connections to the MBTA are available from Amtrak at Boston's North Station.

Get around


Nashua City Hall



Nashua is famous for its many shopping outlets, especially in the southern part of the city where you can find every single store chain in New England. Many Massachusetts residents come here to take advantage of the lack of sales tax in New Hampshire. The commercial area spans from exit 36 in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts to exit 3 in Nashua on U.S. Route 3.


Many restaurants, cafes, and pubs line the picturesque Main Street in northern Nashua. In addition, there are an ever-growing number of ethnic restaurants throughout the city, including Indian, Mediterranean, Columbian, Mexican, and others. In recent years, the downtown Main Street area has become a minor destination for its restaurants and bars.


Main Street has been revitalized and has recently become a bar-hopping hot spot. There is something for every taste here- Irish pubs, sports bars, dance clubs (though nothing spectacular), sidewalk cafes...


Go next

Routes through Nashua

Manchester Merrimack  N  S  END
Manchester Merrimack  N  S  Chelmsford Lowell via
Milford Merrimack  W  E  END
Harvard Pepperell ← becomes  W  E  Hudson Exeter

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