Living in New England
Headquarters to most of the state’s nonprofit and charitable organizations, Concord retains its informal atmosphere and easy access to all branches of state government. It is home to the largest state legislature in the country as well as the State Capitol, the Legislative Office Building, and the United States federal courts. Crime rates are much below national averages and New Hampshire is consistently identified as one of the most livable states in the country.
Although surrounded by small, picture-postcard New England towns, Concord is not isolated. The city is only one hour and 15 minutes from downtown Boston, and less than an hour from New Hampshire’s seacoast, White Mountains, and picturesque Lakes Region. Montreal and New York City are each about five hours away by car. Concord is also a half-hour north of Nashua, Salem, and Manchester—New Hampshire’s “golden triangle” of industrial and business development, affording employment and externship possibilities.
The school is situated beside century-old White Park in a residential neighborhood a few blocks from the city’s main street. Prior to orientation, the Office of Student Affairs will help you locate housing by maintaining an up-to-date list of available local housing and by connecting you with potential housemates.
Many students live near the campus in quaint, older homes divided into one and two bedroom apartments. A variety of housing types and arrangements are available within close proximity to the school. Over 60 percent of our students live within walking distance, 75 percent live in the greater Concord area, while 25 percent commute. Concord is a compact, livable city. If you live near the University of New Hampshire School of Law and do not mind five to fifteen minute walks for shopping, banking, and entertainment, you can get by without a car.
Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT), located approximately 20 miles from UNH School of Law, offers jet service to national and international destinations on most major airlines. Buses leaving almost hourly can connect you with Boston and Logan Airport. There is also bus service to the mountain areas of Vermont and New Hampshire.
New Hampshire is well known for its outdoor activities, and Concord is within easy reach of numerous options. Bicycling, hiking, mountain climbing, canoeing, sailing, ice-skating, snowboarding, and downhill and cross-country skiing are especially popular.
2 White Street
Concord, NH 03301