Nashua is a premier shopping destination in the region and and ranks second only to Boston for highest the concentration of retail options in New England. Shoppers from all over the northeast are attracted to the wide variety of tax-free stores.
The median household income of the customer catchment area of Nashua’s retail districts is significantly higher than the U.S average at approximately $70,000 per household.
Retail in Nashua is distributed among three primary business districts — the South Nashua, Downtown, and Amherst Street.
South Nashua Retail District
Anchored by the newly renovated Pheasant Lane Mall, which is one of New
Hampshire’s largest shopping malls, this area along DW Highway has more
than one million square feet of retail space with a mix of 140 local and
national stores and kiosks and 15 restaurants.
Amherst Street Commercial Corridor
Also a critical component to Nashua’s reputation as a retail powerhouse,
the Amherst Street Commercial Corridor hosts a healthy mix of national
and local retailers, office and industry, and residential neighborhoods.
A unique shopping experience in the heart of the city is home to some of
the most reputable dining establishments in the region. This vibrant
commercial area offers all the amenities of small town in an urban
environment. Downtown has benefitted from significant private and
public investments over the past few years, including the Nashua
Riverwalk, Cotton Mill Square, a complete overhaul of the Main Street
sidewalks and commercial storefront facade improvements.