Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 9

71 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 9 ROCHESTER, NEWHAMPSHIRE Truly a charmer L ocated in Strafford County, Rochester is the one of largest cities in the seacoast region of New Hampshire and a great example of why the State has been ranked among the 10 best places to live in America. This desirable community full of small-town New England charm is conveniently situated close to stunning beaches, mountains, and coastal views. Heritage buffs can enjoy exploring historic locations such as the century-old City Hall with an Opera House on its second and third floors, the 1914 bandstand, and the old Rochester cemetery. Although settled in 1728, it wasn’t until 1891 that Rochester was incorporated as a city, as a result of great economic growth during the industrial boom. Public Information Manager Matt Wyatt shares, “Rochester is a unique community. We are a former mill town and we have been working through economic recovery. Currently, we’re seeing a lot of development all around our city, especially downtown. We have actually welcomed more businesses than we saw