Named after the Nashua River, the city of Nashua, New Hampshire is the state's second largest urban center, after Manchester. Incorporated in 1853, Nashua was for many years a hub for textile manufacturing, due in large part to its river and the proximity to the railroad. Today, the city's economy revolves around the high-tech and defense industries, as well as on the city's popularity as a regional retail, commercial, and entertainment district. The population of Nashua is around 87,000.
The leading industries in the city are manufacturing, educational services, health care and retail. Major companies in the city include Nashua Corporation, BAE Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Amphenol TCS Division, Southern New Hampshire Health, St. Joseph Hospital & Trauma, and SkillSoft PLC.
The city is home to two major hospitals and medical centers, the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital, and it is located 15 miles from three other hospitals, namely the Dr. Harry Solomon Medical Health Center and the Lowell General Hospital, both in Lowell, and the Elliot Hospital in Manchester.
With tree-lined streets and historic architecture, Downtown Nashua is one of the region's most popular shopping and tourist destinations. The area is home to a host of specialty boutiques, local businesses, and restaurants. Downtown also boasts many of the city's historic buildings. The city hosts evening walking tours of the area during summer months.
Residential areas of Nashua accommodate about 35,000 houses, 40% of them rented.
Located south of downtown Nashua, the Pheasant Lane Mall houses more than a hundred shops and eateries, as well as several major retailers. The two-story, enclosed mall also hosts a number of seasonal events and activities, and is surrounded by an abundance of outdoor shopping areas.
The only professional baseball team in New Hampshire is the American Defenders of New Hampshire, a Canadian American League baseball team that previously played as the Nashua Pride in the Atlantic League. Beloved throughout the state, the team won the 2000 championship while still in the Atlantic League. The American Defenders play at historic Holman Stadium, which underwent extensive renovations in the early 2000s.
Nashua is home to Rivier College, a private Catholic institution, and Daniel Webster College, a private independent college. Both schools offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The city also has one junior college, Nashua Community College, and extension campuses for Hesser College, Franklin Pierce College, and Southern New Hampshire University. Other institutions of higher education located within 30 miles of Nashua include the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, Brandeis University in Waltham, New Hampshire College in Manchester, and Middlesex Community College in Bedford.
Nashua is served by the daily Nashua Telegraph and by the weeklies The Broadcaster and The Hippo. The city is home to four local radio stations and two local television stations, and it receives broadcast radio and television stations from a number of surrounding metropolitan markets, including Boston and Manchester.
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