Whether you want to visit, work, or make it home, the Monadnock Region offers endless opportunities for you to thrive – and you can easily connect to them all. Here, we’ve gathered resources and suggestions to help you pick your own path.
Monadnock (noun; muh–nad-nok)
See the people and places that make the Monadnock Region so special.
COMMUNICATORS GROUP | KEENE
“Every year, I’m more confident in my decision to base my business in the Monadnock Region. I can easily reach clients from western Massachusetts to the Seacoast and beyond, and find talented people for our team. Being so close to nature has benefits, like inviting key clients up for annual kayak trips. It’s easy here to live and work in balance.”
WESTMORELAND | NH
“We moved here from Virginia in 2017 after my husband landed his dream job at Bensonwood, the renowned timber framing company. From our very first visit, the Monadnock Region just felt like home. I love being able to hit up a hike and the beach in a day, then taking our family to the farm where we get our food, and then finding myself in dance class with my banker. Being able to engage in local government so easily has led me down a path that I never imagined in my career doing economic development and entrepreneurship support at the Hannah Grimes Center, an innovative nonprofit. Although I’ve been very geographically mobile my whole life, at this point, I can’t think of a reason to leave.”
KEENE | NH
“I came here for College in 2002, and have never left. It has always felt like home with many outdoor hiking and biking adventures available within a short drive, as well as some good shopping and good local restaurants. The rail trail is great for jogging, walking or biking with family and friends. Prior to having kids, I played softball in the local league at Wheelock Park, which is now the same park that I am visiting often to take my two sons to their baseball games. Keene is a great community to raise my family, it has good schools (one of which I am lucky to teach at), many programs and activities available for kids, and a caring community of people that get to know and support one another. It has the small town feel that I grew up with, however with many more people which also brings more opportunities and businesses which I appreciate. I feel lucky to be a part of such a friendly and supportive community.”
STUDENT | KEENE STATE COLLEGE | FAIRFIELD, CT
“When my family first visited Keene State I was hoping to fall in love with the campus. What I didn’t know then was that I would also fall in love with downtown Keene. Coffee shops, vintage clothing, cool little stores, and performance spaces all within walking distance. And my parents always want to visit!”
HANCOCK | NH
“I grew up in the Monadnock Region, but I don’t think I fully appreciated how truly wonderful it is until I moved back in 2020. I now find myself continually inspired by some of the things I took for granted as a kid: how much beauty is right in my backyard; the world-class arts and culture available; and the comfort and joy of finding community in a small town. I appreciate how many interesting people live here, how I can raise my hand to volunteer and immediately make a difference, and how this region supports me in building such a satisfying life. I didn’t anticipate moving back, but I’m so glad that I did.”
Explore every corner of the Monadnock Region to find what matters most to you.
Just two hours northwest of Boston, the Monadnock Region is within thriving distance from major cities and airports, including Hartford, Albany, and New York City.
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In every corner of the Monadnock Region, there’s something to see, and there are experiences to enjoy. These are just a few examples—click to see more events.
Is there anything better than that first breath of New England air on a beautiful fall day? Don’t just take our word for it, let
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