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# of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« on: April 20, 2009, 10:55:54 am »


It's been discussed that it would be good idea for each particular City/Area in New Hampshire to have a list of reasons why you should move there. 

As this is a big job for one, I thought it would be a good idea to start some different City threads and then Unleash everyone who knows, to be free to put up their Reasons to move to Portsmouth (in this case), and when we get a good list for each one, then they can be condensed and typed up, one after the other.

So if you know any Good reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, please speak up so we can help make it easier for those moving here to figure out which area fits them best.
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Re: 101 Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 11:41:53 am »

1) New Castle, NH.  and Wentworth By the Sea, a grand old hotel.  It's a beautiful New Hampshire Island just east of Portsmouth surrounded by a few smaller islands and land on the water.  And you can get a good picture of this from the website of a place where you can park your boat, grab lunch and even stay the night if you wish (but don't forget your wallet!).

www.wentworth.com
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Re: 101 Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 12:39:21 pm »

2) Classic Old Downtown Portsmouth.  It's old and you can tell.  Lotso nice Brick Buildings, curvy streets chucked full of Shops, Restaurants, Bars &, Businesseses.  A no fire zone was created many years ago after the town burned and this meant every building was required to be built from brick, which has consequently created an amazing city center.

3) On the New Hampshire/Maine Stateline.  Although quite Socialist, it's still a spectacular backyard that includes 3,000+ miles of coastline to explore.

4) Seacoast Liberty Socials held every Wednesday in Dover.

5) Legends Billiards and Tavern, downtown Portsmouth, located at 80 Hanover.  Nice clean reasonably priced place to shoot pool and enjoy an adult beverage.
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Re: 101 Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 03:36:47 pm »

I like Strawberry Banke, it's a neat little area with lots of old buildings from the elder eras of Portsmouth.

Nice downtown, expensive but nice shops.  It's a charming little town.
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Re: 101 Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009, 05:44:11 pm »

Beat me to Strawberry Banke!
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Re: 101 Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009, 05:59:42 pm »

Portsmouth seems to have several peace activist groups too.
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 07:38:10 pm »

#8   www.portsmouthnh.com   A Guide to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and The Seacoast.
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2009, 07:46:41 pm »

9) Prescott Park Arts Festivaal

Beautiful waterfrot park featuring extensive (AMAZING) flower beds is also is the site of one of New England's most popular outdoor summer events, the Prescott Park Arts Festival, which during July and part of August presents a musical and dozens of performances by musicians and theater groups. Since 1974 the festival has drawn more than 9 million visitors for productions from "Annie" to "The Wizard of Oz."

This park was given to the city by two sisters....with the last name of....Prescott.


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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2009, 06:30:48 pm »

coat of arms
gilly's

can't believe no one mentioned these two yet!
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009, 12:29:19 pm »

I love Portsmouth. Coat of Arms is my favorite pub. I don't think I would want to live there though. Maybe in Newmarket which is nearby.
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2009, 04:38:12 pm »

I love Portsmouth. Coat of Arms is my favorite pub. I don't think I would want to live there though. Maybe in Newmarket which is nearby.

why not? just curious. i live here and love it :)
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2009, 05:07:03 pm »

I love Portsmouth. Coat of Arms is my favorite pub. I don't think I would want to live there though. Maybe in Newmarket which is nearby.

why not? just curious. i live here and love it :)

Because my preference would be for a small town over a big town/city to live in eventually.
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Re: 101 Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2009, 12:47:40 am »

2) Classic Old Downtown Portsmouth.  It's old and you can tell.  LotsO nice Brick Buildings, curvy streets chucked full of Shops, Restaurants, Bars, Businesses.

3) On the New Hampshire/Maine Stateline.  Although quite Socialist, it's still a spectacular backyard that includes 3,000+ miles of coastline to explore.

4) Seacoast Liberty Socials held every Wednesday in Dover.

5) Legends Billiards and Tavern, downtown Portsmouth, located at 80 Hanover.  Nice clean reasonably priced place to shoot pool and enjoy an adult beverage.

Although the city leans left, it is one of the most libertarian-leaning left cities anywhere.  While there are a lot of Obama stickers, they are accompanied by bumper stickers promoting peace and tolerance.  You rarely see the ones demanding free everything for everyone, or

I also say a statistic somewhere that there were slightly more registered Repubs than Dems in the town.  That figure must be pretty old, but the city is not solidly Dem, and the taxes are not THAT bad.

10) Portsmouth has an absolutely beautiful waterfront with a great nightlife.  One thing is has over Seabrook is that, if you are drunk, but don't like the band playing, you can always walk to the next bar with a live band.  From the street, you can sometimes faintly hear two or three playing.

11) Portsmouth has lots of cafes, and almost always has a places to sit down.

12) Beautiful and interesting public art and sculptures.  This is something one tends to take for granted until you have been without for a while.  This was one thing that I missed from Seattle.

13) Those who live there rarely leave!  That issue should be on the forefront of anyone's mind.  All of the other towns with porc migrations (Manchester, Keene, Seabrook, Grafton, Deerfield) have seen as many porcs move out as in.  Many Porcsmouth folk have stated their intention to "die here." This morbid description should not deter anyone from moving in.

14) As far away from Mass while still being next to the ocean.  Never fear for your gun rights, with Mass cops a distant memory.

15) Important swing voting district for State House and Senate races.  With lots of other liberty folk there, it's easier to get involved in primaries and general elections.  Having so many homes together in walking distance makes it easier to do issue oriented lit drops.
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2009, 10:50:47 pm »

The epicenter of the local folk music scene. Weekly sessions at The Press Room, McMenemy’s (who fired the liberty-loving Scottish bartender, but still has good music), and even weekly shows at nasty chain pub Rí Rá. Monthly sea music sessions at The Press Room. Plus lots of other performances in various genres… our own lobstah has been known to take the stage occasionally.
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Re: # of Reasons to Move to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2009, 03:00:50 pm »

If you like Keene, Concord, or Nashua, try out Portsmouth.  It is one of the nicest towns anywhere in New England, and the night life is something else.
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