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Title: Moving from RI
Post by: lbas412 on August 17, 2015, 07:08:23 am
I currently live in RI and cannot stand the liberals anymore. What cities in New Hampshire are the majority of the FSP people migrating to? I would like to relocate to a place where the people have a say and it is actually worthwhile to get involved.

Title: Re: Moving from RI
Post by: JasonPSorens on August 17, 2015, 03:57:41 pm
There are people all over. I'd venture to say every town and city with more than 5,000 population has at least one FSP mover. There are 4,000 Free Staters in total in NH (movers, pre-vote FSP signers, in-state friends). The distribution generally follows the distribution of the rest of the population. There are definitely some towns with a higher than average proportion of Free Staters, like Grafton, but most Free Staters don't concentrate in a particular place. If you're interested in visiting, I recommend sending an email to, and we'll set up events for you.
Title: Re: Moving from RI
Post by: RidleyReport on August 18, 2015, 08:09:46 pm
if you want to take action at the town level and get the most bang for your buck, grafton is probably the place.  that's the town with the highest percentage of free staters probably.  And the population is only about 1300, so you count more.  Additionally, it's generally considered the town with the most freedom.    Liberty folk do get more scrutiny and resistance there than they would in most towns however. This is partly because of their fairly high visibility. 
Title: Re: Moving from RI
Post by: porcupineamy on August 20, 2015, 11:32:23 am
It really depends on what you are looking for - family-friendly, local activism, etc. I had clients move from RI last year, and they love NH and all it has to offer. The nice thing is that you can be as active as you like.

Feel free to reach out if you need help with anything!
Title: Re: Moving from RI
Post by: paperboy on August 21, 2015, 11:00:37 am

Moving to NH from somewhere else depends on several things to think about.

1) What kind of lifestyle do you want. Urban or Rural. If you want the Urban life, you're looking at Portsmouth, Concord and Manchester primarily. If you want Rural, there's a lot of options.

2) How much you have to spend? If you want to live in some parts of NH, the cost can be very expensive. Especially for property owners in the form of property tax. If you're on a budget, and can do remote access to work,  you can find some super affordable places to live. Carroll County, Grafton County, Belknap and Coos County are great examples of this. These areas can sometimes be tough to find employment in the winter. But there are lots of people looking for help in the Lakes Region and the Mountains of NH.

3) How much you want to make a difference? One family can make a huge difference in a town of 700 people. Tough to make a difference in a larger urban area.

4) Find a job first, then decide where you want to live. The average person in NH commutes 24 minutes to work. Once you know where you're employed, rent for awhile. Drive around and get the lay of the land.

5) Start your own business once you decide where you think you want to live. NH is fairly pro-business, so you can make a go of it if you're willing to work hard, treat people right and have some amount of skill.

6) Buy an existing business. This requires due diligence, but there are many businesses in NH that have been there 3, 4, 5 generations. Location, Location, Location is still a major rule of thumb, and if you have the resources for a down payment, this can be a good way to go as well.

7) What kind of extra-curricular activities to you enjoy? Concerts? Perhaps you should be in Southern, NH. Skiing? Perhaps the White Mtns. Boating? Lake Winnipesaukee is where it's at.