Surprise yourself with how much there is to do off campus.
Enjoy the best of both worlds when you leave the country and head into town.
Keene is an exceptional New England town, located near the charm of Vermont and Northern Massachusetts, and with an appeal all its own. Rich in history, it’s dedicated to preserving it for future generations. It has been recognized as one of “America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Keene’s iconic Main Street and Central Square are known for their lovely restaurants, pubs, eclectic stores and beautiful churches.
In 2018, Keene was chosen from 200 civic applicants as the site of the Magical History Tour—16 original, vintage-style public art murals, painted by the internationally renowned Walldogs. The Magical History Tour remains a must-see, self-guided walking tour through scenic Keene.
The historic Colonial Theatre is a prized hub of music, dance, theater and film. Since opening its doors in 1924, it has hosted famous headliners from around the world. It is also the home of the renowned Monadnock International Film Festival.
Keene values intellectual curiosity: The town is home to Antioch University, Keene State College and River Valley Community College.
One of the top teams in the New England Collegiate Baseball League is the Keene Swamp Bats, who’ve reached the playoffs in 18 of the past 21 seasons, and have one of the largest fan bases in the league.
Hillside Village Keene stays connected with the Greater Keene community, participating in each other’s events, and mutually benefiting from these shared experiences.
Keene, NH, is focused on environmental sustainability, economic growth, land-use management, cultural diversity, healthy living and community vitality. No wonder it has been recognized as one of the best small towns in America.