Our Location

The Best of Both Worlds

Whether you’re looking for the cultural variety of metropolitan life or a peaceful pastoral setting, you’ll experience the best of both worlds at Birch Hill. We are located on 29 wooded acres, our buildings attractively landscaped, just up the hill from a golf course and nature sanctuary. This pastoral setting draws you into the outdoors and affords a tranquil lifestyle just minutes from downtown Manchester.

Location, Location, Location.

Nearby Cultural Opportunities

This convenient location gives our residents quick and easy access to the exciting cultural and dining opportunities of Manchester, including:

  • Currier Museum of Art
  • Palace Theatre
  • Northeast Delta Dental Stadium – Fisher Cat’s Baseball
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Zimmerman House
  • Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum

I love being close to a substantial city...

and yet still in the woods. It’s quiet and removed and wonderful and it doesn’t take too long to get anywhere!

A Nature Lover's Paradise

For those who love the outdoors, you’ll find many wonderful areas of natural beauty in and around Birch Hill. Right outside your door, you can stroll Wally’s Walk or Vernal Trail. The trails are marked and maintained for a pleasant stroll through the woods where residents can sit and enjoy the birds and other wildlife. Feeling more adventurous? Forge your own path through the surrounding forests and wetlands to explore Birch Hill’s exceptional natural surroundings.

Abutting Hundreds of Acres of Wildlife

 

Just a half mile down the road sits The Nature Conservancy’s 642-acre Manchester Cedar Swamp Preserve, home to over 40 rare plants and trees, 1.8 miles of trails which include three loop trails through the cedar swamp, white pine and red oak woodlands, and giant rhododendron thickets. The trails along Milestone Brook are a great place to see wetland birds like great blue herons and common yellowthroat warblers and wildlife like deer, mink, and beaver.

Whether you’re looking for local walking trails or simply a good spot for a picnic, there are many options around Birch Hill including:

  • Massabesic Lake
  • Horse Hill Nature Preserve
  • Dorrs Pond
  • Heads Pond Trail
  • Windham and Methuen Rail Trails
  • Wildcat Falls Conservation Area

Other Local Conveniences

Living in New Hampshire doesn’t mean giving up conveniences! Your friends and family will never have a problem coming to visit — with Manchester-Boston Regional Airport just 15 minutes away.

Some of the best restaurants in the state can be found in the Greater Manchester area, and if critical health care is ever required, rest assured that two top-rated hospitals, Catholic Medical Center and Eliot Hospital and Health System, are both just minutes away.

At The Heart of New England

There’s a reason that Manchester is known as the Center of New Hampshire – it’s central to just about everything! Here are a few of the driving distances to some of New England’s favorite destinations:

  • Boston, MA < One Hour
  • New Hampshire Seacoast < One Hour
  • New Hampshire Lakes Region < One Hour
  • Portland, ME ~ 90 minutes
  • White Mountains ~ 90 minutes
  • Stowe, VT ~ 2 ½ Hours

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