Money Magazine has come out with its list of “Best Places to Live” and New Hampshire is well represented with four cities and towns in the top 100.
Here’s a snippet of the narrative the magazine put together on each of the New Hampshire cities and towns listed:
Merrimack (#43) – “Not only is Merrimack close to the state’s largest cities, Manchester and Nashua, but it’s only an hour away from the ocean and the White Mountains.
The town attracts people for its shopping along Route 3 and recreation on conservation land along a lake.
Hanover (#50) – Best known as the home of Dartmouth College, Hanover is two hours from the nearest big city. But there’s plenty to keep residents employed and entertained right here. Nearby engineering and tech firms, plus health-care employers and the college, have kept the jobless rate low.
There are plenty of cultural opportunities in town as well, including Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center for the Arts.
Hooksett (#66) – It’s a tradition for presidential candidates to visit Robie’s during the New Hampshire primaries. The rustic country store in Hookset is emblematic of the town, which retains a rural character.
Fields and farms are gone, but the Merrimack River is popular for rowing and fishing.
Concord (#95) -Visitors to Concord may appreciate its array of historical landmarks and the domed New Hampshire State House. But the favorite establishment among locals is an Austrian bakery, Bread and Chocolate, that’s been around for generations.
While many families are well-established, residents say that the town is friendly to new residents. Homes range from large rural properties to smaller ones with median prices under $200,000.
Congrats to all of our friends in Merrimack, Hanover, Hooksett and Concord!
– Steve Boucher, Communications & Legislative Director
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