Move to NH?

Re: Move to NH?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:02 pm

I think you might rephrase your question about "Anything good to see in Central NH." You are not endearing yourself to our locals....of course there are lots of things to see and do in every corner of our state.....
and the states that surround us, I might ad. Other states aren't "The Enemy" just because they do things differently then here....they are just different.
We would like your visit to be one that you and your family will enjoy and later want to come back to explore other parts of our world. The seacoast is always beautiful, as are the towns on and around it. The scenery including old farms, buildings and views are breathtaking almost everywhere. The foliage is peaking as you arrive. If flying in, it is a sea of reds, browns and tints along with the greenery of Hemlock, Spruce and Pine trees. Our traffic isn't as quiet as you might think. There is a great deal of activity 24/7. You shouldn't miss a trip to The Lake Winnipesaukee area, http://www.winnipesaukee.com, perhaps enjoy a ride around the lake to take in the scenery. You will be in the Manchester, Concord, and Laconia Area, by definition, so everywhere there is something to feast your eyes on....and taste buds.
It's apple season, so don't miss the orchards for fresh pressed cider, and crisp freshly picked apples and pears.
You just missed a classic NH Fair at the Deerfield fair Grounds in Deerfield, NH. 300,000 visit there each year in 4 days, First weekend of October. If you want an Ohio State sized Fair, then you better head west. We like to think life is relaxing here, but across the border to the south, it sure seems they challenge NY to get the pace up to an unhealthy 240 bpm. Lotta drama down they, fasten the 5 point harness, and drive 'like you stole it'!!!!!!!!
Be careful of the potholes, however, they can swallow a sub compact car.
If you are visiting driving "The Land Yacht" aka Escalade/H2/Armada/Expedition/Lincoln Whatever,Sequoia......... you will find fuel prices very reasonable as you buzz around.
By the way, NH State Police are nice folks, but when it says 55mph in a work-zone, try 54 mph. They have no sense of humor when lives are endangered.
Currently you can talk on your cell phone while driving, and if you use a GPS, the zones that allow "Meadow Muffin Munchin" are coded in green with a brown dot in the center.
Also, Cow Tippin' forks are available at local hardware stores, not the big box boys. Just go to the "Agricultural Games" isle. You will see a poster with a 'flatlander' covered in brown 'make-up' that cows produce in the wild.
Looking forward to your visit......bring some warm clothes, only one match per anthracite household, savin' it till after the 31 st of October. Nuff said.....gomer

News Flash: "tippin" practice has been called off until Tues at 3 pm due to 'softening' that the raw materials have succumbed to in this inclement weather. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Re: Move to NH?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:27 pm

Cow tippin' OK...
Bull tippin' bad...
They got really mad.
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Re: Move to NH?

PostBy: Stoker6268 On: Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:13 pm

Well we went up to Lincoln NH Seemed very nice. Did the Loon Mtn gondola ride and the Hobo railroad. Woke up Tuesday to snow!! Yahoo! It sure looked nice while it lasted. Liked the fact that there is no sales tax on all the "goodies" we bought. Whats up with this 9% room and restaurant tax though?? Ate a great meal at "Gordies Steak and Fish" while we were there.. Have to hook up with a relator to see whats available up there.
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Re: Move to NH?

PostBy: great north woods On: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:46 am

We are in Colebrook, in northern NH which definitely qualifies as in the sticks. Check out the website http://www.city-data.com/ for NH town reviews and general data/info. No shortage of opinion covering the central/southern part of the state and will help to develop an overview. Plan several trips to "feel out" the areas that interest you and spend some time to absorb. Good Luck! It is a beautiful state.

John
Colebrook, NH
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Re: Move to NH?

PostBy: mason coal burner On: Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:32 am

moved to wilton nh 7 years ago from mass. love it here still work construction in ma 1-2 hour drive each way but its worth it . moved to get away from mass holes and its much more affordable in nh there is alot of ma transplants here that bring their liberal politics with them . don't try and change nh to ma if you want a liberal state stay in ma .
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Re: Move to NH?

PostBy: wlape3 On: Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:20 pm

My cousin and her husband moved up from NJ about 20 years ago. They really enjoy it in NH because they have more freedom to follow their own beliefs. However, the husband did say the tax situation is not as nice as it might seem at first because the state makes up for the lack of income and sales taxes by other fees. At least it's not like here in NY where we have to suffer with onerous fees and taxes. Most people here put up with it because they have never lived anywhere else.
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Re: Move to NH?

PostBy: TimV On: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:58 pm

PS: Dont forget to tell them about the huge inital first registration fee on a new vehicle...It makes some states sales tax on a new car look reasonable.
Also let them know that some mornings in Coos County the Mercury will sit well below the minus 30 mark till 12/11 am....But if you appreciate the "Live Free Or Die " Northern NH is a great place to live.
Its true "God's Country"
Also if it Whitetails your after your going to work a lot harder in Northern NH than in Northerastern PA :D
Stay away from Southern NH ...Rochester ,Dover , Manchester...Just a suburb of Boston and every bit as hectic....well almost.....Former NH resident
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Re: Move to NH?

PostBy: rrob311 On: Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:44 pm

I moved to NH from NV about 6 years ago. If you are not a homeowner the only taxes you really pay are the 9%+ NH meals tax(just recently expanded to other things) and the registration fees for your car. The state liquor stores have OK prices on booze. You don't need insurance to register a car, you don't have to wear your seat belt if you are over 18, you don't have to wear a helmet on a motorcycle. The small towns less than 1/2 hour from Manchester and Nashua are very nice and still quiet. I live 20 minutes or so outside of Manchester and you could probably stand in the middle of the highway late at night and not see/get hit by maybe 1 car an hour. NH is the only state I would live in the northeast. Some areas are extremely liberal, and others are very conservative. NH has some of the most lenient gun laws in the Northeast. If you are used to the government taking care of you there are many social programs available that are supported by the current people in office. The economy is better in NH than VT IMO due to its closer proximity to Boston and no sales tax.
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Re: Move to NH?

PostBy: Stoker6268 On: Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:20 pm

Me again! Still looking and looking! Anyone have any opinions on the "New Market" area? I have a friend who's friend moved up there and they seem to like it a lot..
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Re: Move to NH?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:58 pm

Newmarket is one word. It is a quaint community, lots of history, easy access to the ocean,
large rivers on it's borders....right in the heart of the coastal district.
Close to the University of NH, Pease Jetport, all major highways, Portsmouth, Kittery, etc.
It's all in what you want to do for work and what kind of lifestyle you are looking for.
In short, any of the towns in the area are terrific. :verycool: :whistle:
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Re: Move to NH?

PostBy: rouxzy On: Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:23 pm

I drive through Newmarket and surronding area everyday on my way home from the Nuke plant in Seabrook to Farmington which is just north of Rochester. I have lived/workded in Vermont, Mass., Maine, and New Hampshire along with other states. I am originally from this area of New Hampshire and found it to be perfect. My wife and I love the moutains, beaches, lakes and the city life. Living in this area puts us right in the center of it all. We live in a town of 5000 but can be in Boston within 1 1/2 hours, Portsmouth in 1/2 hour and Manchester 1 hour or in the mountains within 1 hour. Lakes 15 minutes and beaches 1/2 hour. Plus I have found a place to buy bulk coal just across the border in Maine which is about 20 minutes away. What else could you want. Oh, and as a side note there have been Towns in Vermont who have wanted to secede from Vermont to New Hampshire. What does that tell you?
Tom
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