Concord has been rated one of the safest and best places to live - not only in New Hampshire, but in the country.
The Capital Region offers you enough things to do and see that you could easily spend a lifetime here. Antiques, skiing, hiking, wildlife, covered bridges, canoeing, art galleries, book stores, museums, historic sites, walking tours, presidential history, farms, orchards, birding, golf, country fairs, community suppers, youth activities and four beautiful seasons are part of the many features that enhance the quality of life in the area. The successful revitalization of Main Street into an active hub of community activities, commerce, politics and entertainment was the result of mutual support by the city, businesses and the community. One of the anchors to New Hampshire's revitalized downtown is a State House crowned by a gleaming gold, eagle-topped dome which can't be missed by motorists passing through on I-93.
A major renovation in the 1990s to the 1,360-seat Capitol Center for the Arts continues to enjoy tremendous success as a venue for nationally and internationally acclaimed performers as well as local performers. Concord is proud to be home to the largest community music school north of Boston, the Concord Community Music School. Our thriving arts community includes notable galleries such as the Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden and McGowan Fine Art. Other popular destination points include the NH Historical Society, Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Pierce Manse, Concord City Auditorium, Kimball-Jenkins Estate and Art School, Canterbury Shaker Village, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, all of which are not mere attractions but learning experiences. The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center was recently named one of the top family trip destinations in New England by Yankee magazine! Yankee recently named Red River Theatres as one of the Top Five Cinemas in New England. Also, be sure to check out Symphony NH, the oldest professional orchestra in New Hampshire.
Stop in at the Chamber Visitor Center to browse information racks and see the newest exhibits by the New Hampshire Art Association and NH Furniture Masters. The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery is an easy few steps from the Chamber office.