Located in the heart of the Connecticut River Valley, Lebanon, New Hampshire is a healthy, vibrant community where everyday living is a mix of rural life and big-city culture.
A recent USA Today study listed Lebanon as a “micropolitan” area, a description that bridges the gap between rural and metropolitan areas. These in-between communities have a small city at their center and outlying areas of unspoiled natural beauty.
In his book Boomtown USA: The 7 1/2 Keys To Big Success in Small Towns, economic development expert Jack Schultz coined the word “agurb” to define a city of less than 20,000 that is set in a rural area, experiences six percent growth each year, and offers full services to its residents. Lebanon was one of only three cities in New England to be designated as such.
Lebanon and West Lebanon are two halves of a whole, sharing a middle school, high school, and city government. However, they utilize separate fire stations, post offices and zip codes. Whenever we mention Lebanon, the inclusion of West Lebanon is implied.
Did you know Lebanon has made many top 10 lists as one of the best places to live in our state?
Livability.com: Best places to live in New Hampshire
Why Lebanon NH is the best small town in America (“Small town”?)