Concord has been recognized by multiple regional and national organizations as a leader in quality of life initiatives and best municipal practices. Considered a "dreamtown" for its balance of rural and urban lifestyles with a multiple award-winning Main Street, Concord embraces initiatives that foster investment in infrastructure, people, and overall quality of life.

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5 best state capitals

Concord has been cited by SmartAsset as one of the five best State Capitals to live nationwide.


7th best state capital

Concord has been ranked the Seventh Best United States Capital City in which to live by Wallethub.


2017 Gold Winner

Concord’s Main Street Complete Street Design was named as a Gold Winner of the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards.


American city & County's Crown Community Award

American City & County chose Concord as one of only six communities nationwide to receive its annual Crown Community Award for its new, impactful and innovative public projects – the Main Street Project.


Recession Proof

Forbes Magazine listed Concord as the 7th most recession proof economy among smaller cities.


#1 transportation project

The American Public Works Association listed the redesign of Main Street as the #1 Transportation Project in its category.


2017 Project of the Year

The Concord Downtown Complete Streets Improvement Project was ranked #1 by the NH Planners Association.


2017 preservation award

NH Preservation Alliance awarded Concord for its Outstanding Rehabilitation and Revitalization of Concord’s Main Street.