(Closed) Calling all Southern NH bees…Advice wanted!

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: Where would you rather live?
    Hollis : (2 votes)
    33 %
    Nashua : (1 votes)
    17 %
    Merrimack : (1 votes)
    17 %
    Other suggested below : (2 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I grew up near the border, I like Nashua a lot. Brookline is nice too 🙂

    Post # 4
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    6248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    I’ve been looking into Southern New Husband too, and I saw a few in the Pelham, New Husband area that weren’t too bad.  Haven’t seen them in person though. 

    Are you looking at homes only or could you afford to build your own?

    Post # 6
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    6248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    @AutumnMrs:  I looked into it and damn it’s crazy expensive.  Not to mention there’s a TON of things to research and think about that you don’t have to do on your own when you buy a house.  So we aren’t going that route either, at least not yet.

    Post # 7
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    554 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Darling Husband and I are both from New Husband but live in MA now. I have several friends who live in southern New Husband though and love it. I have heard good things about Londonderry and parts of Nashua, and Goffstown. The seacoast area is also very nice and about a 45 minute drive to Boston depending on where you are. If we were to move back, we’d definitely look in Rye/Portsmouth/Exeter even though it’s more expensive than other parts of New Husband. Good luck on the house hunt!!

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Portsmouth! it’s my favorite place ever!

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Well I don’t live in any of those three so it’s hard to vote on those. I live in Peterborough and love it – it’s a great, friendly little town that still has a lot going on. It is definitely a lot smaller than Nashua though, and maybe further from Boston than you would like – it’s about 2 hours. I don’t want to take up space here, but feel free to PM me if you want to know more about Peterborough, I can tell you everything I find great about it! 🙂

    Portsmouth and Exeter are a lot of fun too, but pricey. Good luck on your search! There’s a lot happening in this area these days.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted Merrimack! I love Merrimack b/c its right inbetween Nashua & Manchester so you’re only minutes to both. Taxes are reasonable for what you get and the school system is really good. Nashua has a nice new school too but it also has some unsavory neighborhoods and I like the smaller community feel Merrimack has to offer. I would also suggest Hollis. Its a really nice area and has a ton of new larger homes with good parcels of land. Taxes in Hollis are high but you also get a closer knit community and they have a great school system (though its a little untraditional). I would suggest Bedford as well, they have a great new school and they have a ton of newer larger homes as well!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Also, Merrimack has one of the highest Police officers to citizen ratios, so its very safe. On the downside if you are a speeder you’re chances of getting pulled over are pretty great too haha.

    For Parks, Merrimack has 4 that come to mind, one being fairly new and people swim in the Souhegan River next to it. There’s a kids park and another one with a pond. There’s also some great hiking, biking, snow shoe trails that a lot of people don’t realize Merrimack has.

    If you’re looking in Merrimack, I would suggest stay away from the neighborhoods near the Merrimack River. They aren’t bad neighorhoods but they aren’t the newest or best, probably because the train that comes few a few times a week goes right along the river.

    Also, if you’re looking in Merrimack, I would stay away form where the new outlet mall is going. (it will be a great mall and Merrimack will collect a ton of tax revenue) but I see the properties around it going down in value once its open.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @AutumnMrs:  Anytime. If toy have any questions feel free to PM me. Good luck with the house hunt!

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