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New Hampshire -- The "Live Free or Die" State => Moving & Housing => Topic started by: vermass on August 02, 2005, 08:14:46 pm

Title: Where in NH?
Post by: vermass on August 02, 2005, 08:14:46 pm
We toured northern NH after the Porcfest for 8 hours! We are going to continue our tour of NH doing the southern part for the next few months. Allthough I originally wanted to move to northern NH the southern part of NH may be more desirable for family considerations (my extended family lives in Western MA).
     Are there towns that the leadership would prefer people moved to?
     Are there towns we could move to to be around other Porcs?
     Is there a town the Porcs are centralized in?
     There are I'm sure some towns a Porc should avoid. Of all things this is what I want to know most: Which towns should we avoid?
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 02, 2005, 08:59:07 pm
Keene
Keene
Keene
Not Keene

hmmmmm Western Mass......Keene 8)
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: MaineShark on August 02, 2005, 09:54:00 pm
Hey, Russell, do you think that Keene might be an interesting place for some Porcs to move? :o ;D

Joe
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: ravelkinbow on August 02, 2005, 11:14:45 pm
CONCORD!!!    CONCORD      CONCORD      CONCORD        CONCORD!!!

Centralized location easy to get to anywhere you want to be in the state and western mass, I have family there too!  Plus there are some porcs already here and it is easy to protest at the state house...hehe
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: vermass on August 03, 2005, 04:57:28 am
Yes Russell, we'll definitely check out Keene and we'll let you guys know ahead of time so you can give us the ten cent tour!
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 03, 2005, 08:26:49 am
 8)
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: Brien on August 03, 2005, 02:49:01 pm
I agree with Muleskinner.  It doesn't seem to matter at this point.  Get to know the state by visiting often.  It all depends upon what you are looking for and used to now.

The South Central is heavily industrialized and a "shopper's paradise."  It is also crowded.  The Seacoast is small but "picturesque", albeit ruined, in my opinion, by The Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant.  There is no viable evacuation plan for a "Three Mile Island" type disaster.  So, if you don't mind the possibility of glowing in the dark, by all means consider the seacoast.

The Southwest part of the state is rural and convenient to Mass and Vermont.  It is my understanding that many people fled the city of Keene several years ago when city property taxes went through the proverbial roof. I had friends who worked at Kingsbury Machine Tool move over to Chesterfield and pushed east toward Vermont along Rt 9.

The Lakes Region is stunning.  It is a contrast in money.  There are some very wealthy towns clustered around Lake Winnipesaukee and yet some old mill towns to the west of there like Franklin.

The Upper Valley of the Connecticut River is another absolutely beautiful area.  The twin state area that centers around Hanover and Dartmouth College has the students, "artsy" crowd, the "intellectuals" and the services, not to mention the Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.  Check out the frescoes in the Dartmouth Library on the ceilings.  Your neck will ache from staring upward.  Property taxes and prices in Hanover are probably the highest in the state.  There are reasonable alternatives in the area.

Conway, as you know is skiers paradise.  You have to like tourists.

The Northern County of Coos is only for the very hearty and those that can bear the isolationism, frozen temperatures, and "winter fun" that only the deep woods can afford.

Good luck and have fun touring around the state.  My personal favorites are the Hanover area and the Lakes Region.  If you want to stick near western Mass, try Peterborough and Dublin.  They are well located along Rt 101, east of Keene.  Smaller towns along the Connecticut River like West Chesterfield NH put you within a few miles of I-91 and Brattleboro Vt. which is 20 minutes to Greenfield, and 40 minutes to Holyokle and I-90.  :)
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: vermass on August 04, 2005, 04:00:40 pm
I spent a good deal of time on real estate sites last night. I was surprised to find the houses in southern NH are not much more expensive than those in northern NH and there are a lot more houses to choose from.
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: Dreepa on August 05, 2005, 12:57:41 pm
I spent a good deal of time on real estate sites last night. I was surprised to find the houses in southern NH are not much more expensive than those in northern NH and there are a lot more houses to choose from.
Vermass,

Check out pruvernai.com.... They sent me an email every day for the type of houses in the towns I was interested in.  Crazy... but I found my house over the internet.  Three weeks ago my wife went out and looked at it and boom! We bought it. 
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: vermass on August 05, 2005, 08:15:35 pm
  What's up with Antrim NH? House prices are fair and so many of the homes have nice lots (5 or so acres). I'm serious, is there any reason to avoid this area. Rindge also seems to have the same situation going on. Good size lots fair housing prices.
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: EclecticBuddha on August 05, 2005, 08:20:18 pm
it was probably secretley annexed by NJ... just a theory.
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: Pat K on August 06, 2005, 03:31:50 pm
What about Meteors, Killer Bee's a new Ice Age, a hole in the Ozone over Keene, Nuclur winter and cow flatulence?
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: vermass on August 06, 2005, 07:37:37 pm
Wife is in love with a house in Claremont. We're going out there monday to check it out. 3800+ sq' and an in-law suite (for my parents not hers).
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 07, 2005, 11:44:29 am
Antrim and Ringe are beautiful little towns no reason not to live there. 8)
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: lloydbob1 on August 07, 2005, 03:52:21 pm
I'm feeling better about my decision to opt for the Keene area over the Seacoast since I discovered the eastern coast of the US is under a threat of Tsunami if an island, in the Canaries, maybe the Azores, falls apart.
Phew!
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: ThugLife on August 08, 2005, 12:11:11 pm
An fyi for Brien:

None of the "early movers" will ever admit to anything being wrong or potentially wrong in NH!! ::)
They may admit there are some socialist nazis and voter fraud  ::), but that is it.
They won't even admit that the winter weather is cold  ::)

Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: Brien on August 08, 2005, 02:23:05 pm
An fyi for Brien:

None of the "early movers" will ever admit to anything being wrong or potentially wrong in NH!! ::)
They may admit there are some socialist nazis and voter fraud  ::), but that is it.
They won't even admit that the winter weather is cold  ::)



They admit to voter fraud and socialsit Nazis because it suits their agenda.  But then I have seen some say there is no "agenda."  So I don't know.

Perhaps they won't admit to the weather being cold because they are used to it now.  I can tell you from experience that 40 degrees F below zero is no picnic on a January morning when your car won't start and you have to be at work at 7am.  I never got used to that situation.  Things are a little different now though.  I have more money, a plug for my Cummins, and underhouse heated garages.

When I was nineteen, all I could afford was a Dodge WD 200, no motor plug, and no garage.  I would use a electric blanket and throw it over the old 318 and pray she would start at 6am.  Ahhh, the good old days ::)

It gets so cold, the hairs inside your nostrils freeze.  :o  Been there done that as they say.  However, in all fairness, when you go through that crap, you will work outside in April in just a flannel shirt.  So there are trade offs.
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: Pat K on August 08, 2005, 05:35:06 pm
The folks in NH don't need to talk about the negatives, thats why we keep you guys around. ;D

I just want to know when you share these winter facts with us is it just for info or do you think that you guys are the only hardy folk who can live in a cold climate, I hate to be mean to ya but millions of people live in cold climates, they seem to do o-k.

Maybe you think we are just wimpy? I hope not that would make me cry.
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: lloydbob1 on August 09, 2005, 04:38:20 pm
The cold and winter has been discussed 'ad nauseum' in this forum.  Most of the population of NH  lives in the southern part of the state that never sees 40 below.
A little planning and preparation make dealing with winter a lot easier.  I'm 57 and I don't remember a time when dipstick, block and radiator hose 110 AC hearters were not available.
As a youth living in Southern New England, I hated the winter. Many mornings my car would not start and I was always late and cold.
After I discovered winterizing, the heaters mentioned above, layering of clothing and if I owned enough pairs of gloves, I would always have a pair available and learned to allow myself more time on a snowy morning, winter becam more bearable.
Almost all inovation and invention have occurred in northern climates because it is harder to live in them.  Come to New Hampshire where people are smarter!
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 10, 2005, 01:04:01 pm
They won't even admit that the winter weather is cold  ::)

that is why we like to live so close to the reactor ;D
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: vermass on August 12, 2005, 05:26:20 am
House in Cleremont YUK. Taxes holy shit. I quess because of a lawsuit against the school Cleremont taxes are wicked high (I suggested they close the schools). Anyway toured southern NH. Lots of nice places. Didn't get to Keene yet (yes Russell will let you know in advance when we take that trip) .34 hours overtime this week. Do that 51 more times and I'll see you all in NH!
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 12, 2005, 07:55:22 am
We don't worry about high taxes ... we just don't pay them 8)
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: vermass on August 12, 2005, 08:47:06 pm
Hey Russell; Chesterfield?
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: Russell Kanning on August 16, 2005, 01:57:27 pm
Hey Russell; Chesterfield?

I haven't seen the actual town center .... just the area as we drive through .... I think everything in our area is nice 8)
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: MVick7 on September 21, 2005, 02:45:54 pm
I spent a good deal of time on real estate sites last night. I was surprised to find the houses in southern NH are not much more expensive than those in northern NH and there are a lot more houses to choose from.
Vermass,

Check out pruvernai.com....  

www.pruvernai.com didn't work for me.
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: BlueLu on September 23, 2005, 08:19:54 pm
Check out pruvernai.com....  

www.pruvernai.com didn't work for me.

It's www.pruverani.com.  And it is my personal favorite, too.

-Lu
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: Heyduke on November 02, 2005, 12:57:27 pm
you can go with Prudential Verani, but they draw their listings from the MLS--so why not just go with the MLS website? 

www.nneren.com (http://www.nneren.com)

as for agents' websites, I find www.masiello.com (http://www.masiello.com) to be topnotch, as you can get a free login and in doing so are able to get street addresses for properties and then map them, and consequently determine commutability/proximities to necessities. 


btw--Chesterfield, Antrim, Rindge, Jaffrey, etc etc etc are all pretty similar...your best bet is to pick a region/county and then narrow it down...folks in the Merrimack Valley will offer one set of suggestions, while those in the Connecticut River Valley apparently will steer you towards Keene...
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: dave walthour on November 04, 2005, 11:05:32 am
And don't forget my website [http://www.DaveSellsNH.com] to get not only listing information, but some other interesting info as well.

Dave Walthour
Title: Re: Where in NH?
Post by: freedomroad on November 04, 2005, 01:58:57 pm
And don't forget my website [http://www.DaveSellsNH.com] to get not only listing information, but some other interesting info as well.

Dave Walthour


I remember seeing you at the Porcfest.  Not only are you pro-freedom, but even your son is.  Great work is is upbringing.