Welcome to Rochester


About Rochester

Rochester, known as the Lilac City, is located in southeastern New Hampshire. Conveniently located, the city serves as a gateway to the Lakes Region, the White Mountains, and the Seacoast. Rochester enjoys many of the conveniences of a prospering city combined with the delights of small-town New England traditions. Family values, strong work ethic, and lasting community spirit sustain the pride among residents and businesses in Rochester. Combined with a convenient location with opportunities to prosper, Rochester is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Check out the 'Visit Rochester' page to learn more. 

Get Involved

The City of Rochester encourages active citizenship through its 'Get Involved' page, providing a range of services to empower residents and business owners. The page features a voting guide, government information, and access to public meetings via GovTV. Citizens can take civic initiative by joining boards and commissions, running for office, or participating in public input sessions. In addition, you can stay informed with E-Alerts, engage in community initiatives like 'City Chat,' and contribute to decision-making through online surveys and forums. For further education, consider registering for Civics 101, a brief introduction to municipal government.