Post # 16
I have family in Atkinson, NH and it is lovely. They got a lot more bang for their buck in the house than here in Jersey. They are close to both Maine and Boston and a short drive from places like Portsmouth, NH and Newburyport, MA. Great area!
Post # 17
tarynk35: I live in Mass, but have friends/ family in NH. Exeter, Hollis, and Portsmouth are all great! The property taxes are wicked high though so keep that in mind.
Post # 18
I currently live in Nashua. I love our community and as any small city we have your typical issues. I work in Boston and commute daily so living away from the larger city is nice but being close to MA is grea too. NH has so much to offer between some of the best schools, views and activities to do. We experience all seasons which is awesome.
Post # 19
tarynk35 : I am from the area. If you want to stay close to the ocean, most of those towns will be considered “tourist” towns. A lot of them you have to bring your trash to the dump yourself and some things aren’t open all year long.
My Aunt lives in Seabrook. It is very affordable, has great shops and is very close to Hampton Beach.
Rye beach is beautiful, so anywhere around there is also nice.
Post # 20
Portsmouth, Londonderry, Atkinson, Merrimack. Just some towns my friends and family have homes and the towns seem nice, safe, good schools for the kiddos.
Personally, I’d like to get home up north (Lincoln, Laconia, near the mountains) someday. But currently I like being relatively close to Boston and other MA towns ’cause that’s where most of my family lives and it’s nice to go into Boston once in awhile.
Post # 21
tarynk35 : Hi bee! We moved to New Hampshire five years ago and absolutely love it and do not regret a single thing! Honestly the best decision we ever made. We lived in Exeter for a year and a half before buying a place in the next town over but I work in Portsmouth and my husband works in Rochester. Everyone is so friendly and there’s a ton of job opportunities up here which we couldn’t find back in ct or ny where we are from originally. The small towns are wonderful communities and there is so much to do in the area. Taxes are comparable to NY and Ct but cost of living is lower and better quality of life. I know this is an old thread but I hope you decided to pursue the move up here!
Post # 22
ellyd23 : me too! There can’t be many colleges in NH so I’m wondering if we went to the same school.
OP: As mentioned, I went to college in NH, although it was on the west side of the state. And I loved it. I was so excited when I met DH to learn that his parents retired to a little village on Lake Winnipesaukee. We always have the best time when we visit them, and we love being able to easily go to Boston for a day too.