Living in Keene

While some describe the Keene area as “the Currier and Ives corner of New Hampshire,” it serves as the regional center for commerce, employment, arts and cultural heritage, outdoor activities, community events, educational resources, fine dining, and historical landmarks.  The economy is diverse, with the business community represented in a full spectrum of enterprises―from family-owned companies to world-wide leaders in industry―and with job prospects in many fields.  Keene offers excellent educational opportunities from pre-school to grad school. 

Both community and local government members understand our impacts on, and responsibilities to, others and have worked with spirit and collaboration to be recognized in the areas of environmental sustainability, economic growth, land use management, cultural diversity, and historic preservation.  Continuing to look ahead, the area supports Healthy Monadnock 2020, a community-wide healthy living initiative.  Caring, combined with a strong sense of citizenship, continues to create positive change in our community and beyond.  Geographically situated in the heart of New England, it allows easy access to popular metropolitan areas that include Boston, Hartford, Portland, New York, and Montreal.