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NASHUA - Nashua is getting high marks again from Money: It's ranked 16th in the magazine's annual list of Best Places to Live.

"It's good news," Mayor Jim Donchess said. "It helps us attract businesses and residents." ...

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NASHUA - Nashua is getting high marks again from Money: It's ranked 16th in the magazine's annual list of Best Places to Live.

"It's good news," Mayor Jim Donchess said. "It helps us attract businesses and residents."

Money gives Nashua high marks for its low cost of living and low unemployment rate.

The magazine says Nashua is becoming a vibrant community as more people discover the city's many charms.

"It's currently undergoing something of a renaissance; residents say young families are moving back to the town, more businesses are springing up on the charming Main Street drag, and new housing developments, coupled with a strong job market, are re-energizing the once sleepy community," the story says.

Nashua is no stranger to the Best Places to Live list, getting the top ranking when the list debuted in 1987, when Donchess was also the mayor.

He saw it happen again in 1997.

The magazine says part of Nashua's success comes from the way it has reached out to the immigrant and refugee population, offering people new to America mentorship and support.

Money credits the city's "robust" economy, as well as its cultural institutions, for much of the success.

Donchess said the economy, education system and downtown community all help contribute to Nashua's ascendency, but residents are the biggest factor in the city's current upswing.

"Our people are the reason we're ranked so high," he said.

- DAMIEN FISHER