Living in NH


Keene is located in New Hampshire's southwestern corner, nestled between Mount Monadnock and the Connecticut River Valley. New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts all meet in NH's Monadnock Region, home to thriving businesses, excellent schools, modern health care facilities, Keene State College, Franklin Pierce University, and Antioch University New England.


Keene is Cheshire County's center for shopping, dining, culture and entertainment, business development and health and human services. A city of about 22,000, Keene offers a vibrant downtown with a wide a tree-lined Main Street, and is home to the world famous Pumpkin Festival. Keene offers access to recreation for all seasons, and a bucolic countryside with pristine lakes, winding country roads, beautiful villages, and family farms that span generations. Yet Keene is less than a two-hour car ride to Boston, Hartford and NH's seacoast.

The following links will help acquaint you with Keene, surrounding towns, the Monadnock Region and the State of New Hampshire.

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