Rochester Main Street is an economic development and historic preservation program. We are a volunteer-based nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing downtown Rochester, New Hampshire through various improvement projects, events, and community engagement initiatives.
Our goal is to promote a positive image of downtown by preserving our unique historic character, strengthening our economic base, and emphasizing downtown as the center of community activity.
Rochester LGBT+ Pride
Free Comic Book Day
Our district runs from the James W. Foley Memorial Community Center to the Rochester Common and from Signal Street to the Cocheco River Bridge on North Main Street.
Rochester Main Street is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates through the guidance of a volunteer-based Board of Directors who set the policies and procedures for the program. We are also a member of the National Main Street Program through a branch of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Consider getting involved, becoming a volunteer, or making a donation to support this effort.
Volunteers are crucial to Rochester Main Street. We welcome all members of the community who would like to contribute toward the betterment of Rochester. Volunteer for one short project, or several — it's up to you!
Rochester Main Street is dedicated to enhancing and sustaining Rochester’s vibrarnt downtown district. All downtown businesses are benefactors of our revitalization efforts. Financial support from individuals, familes, and businesses is greatly appreciated and allows us to further our efforts.
Rochester, known as the Lilac City, is located in southeastern New Hampshire. It is the largest city in the seacoast region and the fourth-largest city in the state. Rochester is conveniently located, serving as a gateway to the Lakes Region, the White Mountains, and the Seacoast. Rochester enjoys many of the conveniences of a prospering city combined with the delights of small-town New England traditions. Family values, strong work ethic, and lasting community spirit sustain the pride among residents and businesses in Rochester.
New Hampshire has been consistently ranked among the Top 10 best places to live in America based on several categories including economy, education, public safety, health care, most desirable livability, affordable housing, and a short commute to work. Combined with a convenient location with opportunities to prosper, Rochester is truly – The Place to Be!