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What town in NH should I move to?
« on: September 19, 2007, 08:00:10 pm »

I am very interested in joining the FSP. I've already made up my minid that I'm moving out of the People's Socialist Republic of California within the next 2 years. I was thinking about moving to Arizona because of the less-restrictive gun laws and it is fairly close to my family in CA; but after reading more about New Hampshire and the FSP, I am definitely leaning more in that direction. I have also been looking at living in Costa Rica, but being an acitvist for freedom seems like more fun.

Can any of you New Hampshire natives please tell me the better places to live in NH?

I'm single and my job can be done completely over the internet and phone so I can live almost anywhere. I'm used to living half-way between San Diego and LA; but I rarely visit either of the two traffic-hell-holes, so I won't miss them. 

I don't own a home in California, so I don't have the luxury of a huge 1031 exchange account. I plan to be a first-time home-owner when I move to NH, so I will be looking for the best deal that I can find.

Recently I have been looking at houses in the Claremont, NH area. I like the proximity to the larger cities, and I like the cheaper real estate prices. Does anyone have any pros and cons for Claremont?

I noticed that the real estate tends to get cheaper as you head further north. The prices around Berlin, NH caught my eye, but it seems like it is WAY out in the boonies. Any thoughts on Berlin, NH?

What do you folks think? Where's the best deal for real estate in NH that is fairly close to a town with all usual commodities?
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Re: What town in NH should I move to?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2007, 09:40:50 pm »

Hambone,
Get out here!  You'll love it.  It's not as warm as Costa Rica, but at least everyone here speaks English and the political climate is always agreeable.
I recently moved from Las Vegas, NV, so I'm a West Coast guy like you.  You wouldn't see much difference in Arizona, other than real estate prices. 

Prices here in NH are cheaper than CA, but not cheap.  With a good job, though, you'll do fine.

The factors you must consider before selecting a town are political activist opportunities (and how intersted you are in that), how many Porcs have already moved to an area,, housing prices, social outlets, real estate prices (varies considerably around the state), and internet access so you can continue your income-producing activity.

You are gonna love it here.  Don't delay. 

There may be other boards that address your request; if so, I'm sure other posters will let you know.
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Re: What town in NH should I move to?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2007, 10:01:24 pm »

I lived in LA for 8 years... been in NH for 2 years.  There are lots of left coasters in NH.... all of us happy that we moved.
One thing you will want to make sure is that you have high speed internet in the town you move to since you will be working from home.

I too bought my first house here. 

Never been to Claremont so can't say.
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Re: What town in NH should I move to?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2007, 10:07:26 pm »

Keene and Manchester seem to be popular destination spots for Porcs.
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Re: What town in NH should I move to?
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2007, 11:36:18 pm »

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Can any of you New Hampshire natives please tell me the better places to live in NH?


I am not a native but have been there several times and used the internet a lot :)

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I plan to be a first-time home-owner when I move to NH, so I will be looking for the best deal that I can find.

Some people have bought a house in NH sight unseen and it has even worked out, but you might want to rent a place for the few months and better get to know the state.  Since you are single, this is very easy to do.

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Recently I have been looking at houses in the Claremont, NH area. I like the proximity to the larger cities, and I like the cheaper real estate prices. Does anyone have any pros and cons for Claremont?


Claremont is an area that had a bad economy and it is slightly picking up now.  Since its economy is not the best it has lower than average housing costs, few stores, and high property tax rates.  It is near the Hanover area which has both one of the best colleges in the world and one of the best hospitals, along with all the usual stores.  It is also not too far from Keene which is a hub of liberty activty.  Claremont is next to the Interstate and not very far from the best skiing east of the Rocky Mountains.  That said, I find the town too isloated for my tastes, but it is much less isolated then Berlin (although Berlin is about as cheap as you can get).

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What do you folks think? Where's the best deal for real estate in NH that is fairly close to a town with all usual commodities?


In the southwest, Claremont and Newport are the pretty cheap along with parts of Keene (but property tax rates are high in this area).  In the southeast, Farmington and towns around it are your best bet.  These towns cost more than the Claremont area but are actually quite close to a major urban area, the beach, and are warmer than the Claremont area.  If you wanna be close to Concord (where a lot of actions happens), Hillsboro, Hill, Grafton, Franklin, Laconia, and Tilton offer good deals.  I like this area the best because the houses are not too expensive, the property taxes are not high, lots of pro-freedom people tend to live in the towns, and cities and action are close.  You may not be looking for that, though.

If you are looking for an area to stay for a few months while you check things out on the ground (remember, Real Estate is usually cheaper on the ground), Manchester, Keene, and Concord are good home base cities.
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Re: What town in NH should I move to?
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2007, 08:35:35 am »

I would love to see more Free Staters here in Deerfield. I run "Little Minnesota", one of the "Porc Manors". I also work over the Internet, as does one of my tenants/roommates.

Deerfield has Don Gorman!
We are 30-40 minutes from Manchester, Concord, Hampton Beach, Portsmouth.

There is a house for sale in the town center area for $155K. It is bicycle distance from my place, where we are building a gun range. It is across the street from the Lion cafe, and just around the corner from Yanni's Pizzeria.
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Re: What town in NH should I move to?
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2007, 02:12:45 pm »

Wow, thanks for all the help and information.

I think I am definately going to spend a few month renting a place as I look for the best place to live.

Kieth, I am going to look at those towns around Concord because being politically active is improtant to me. Thanks a lot for that info.

I'll keep you updated as I make the plans and make the move to NH.

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Re: What town in NH should I move to?
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2007, 02:45:05 pm »

You can be politcally active ANYWHERE in NH.  Most of the spending decisions that affect you are town/city decisions (and most of that is education).  If you live almost anywhere in the southern to middle part of NH you can get up to Concord when you need getting up to Concord.  Getting other places is another matter.
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Re: What town in NH should I move to?
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2007, 08:19:04 pm »

I kinda like Claremont ... it has a nice river with rapids in it .... they have small mountains to look at

some of the downtown has boarded up mill buildings

maybe you need to visit nh ... it is about the size of socal ... just the city parts :)
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Re: What town in NH should I move to?
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2007, 07:49:02 pm »

Most freestaters are migrating to one of the following:
Seacoast region - Dover
Urban/central - Manchester
Northern/rural - Grafton
East side - Keene
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Re: What town in NH should I move to?
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2007, 10:50:03 pm »

Wow, thanks for all the help and information.

I think I am definately going to spend a few month renting a place as I look for the best place to live.

Kieth, I am going to look at those towns around Concord because being politically active is improtant to me. Thanks a lot for that info.

I'll keep you updated as I make the plans and make the move to NH.

PS - Go Ron Paul.


Come to the 2008 Liberty Forum.. meet us.. and visit the state.. and you can work on Ron Paul stuff.
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Re: What town in NH should I move to?
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2007, 11:27:37 pm »

Most freestaters are migrating to one of the following:
Seacoast region - Dover
Urban/central - Manchester
Northern/rural - Grafton
East side - Keene

In the scope of the entire state, Grafton is in the northern part of southern NH.
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Re: What town in NH should I move to?
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2007, 03:45:14 pm »

Most freestaters are migrating to one of the following:
Seacoast region - Dover
Urban/central - Manchester
Northern/rural - Grafton
East side - Keene

Isn't Keen in the western part of NH?
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Re: What town in NH should I move to?
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2007, 07:22:17 pm »

Most freestaters are migrating to one of the following:
Seacoast region - Dover
Urban/central - Manchester
Northern/rural - Grafton
East side - Keene

Isn't Keene in the western part of NH?

It is... Maxx's list isn't really very accurate anyway.... We have movers all over:  Concord, for example, and Nashua are missing and both are good places to move, with plenty of others folks thereabouts.  Plus all of the small towns near each place.

There is no 'move to' here place, that's the real answer to the original question.  If you move far north, you might not get to Concord often, nor to lots of the stuff happening in the southern half of the state... but other than that, we have folks all over.

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Re: What town in NH should I move to?
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2007, 07:41:11 pm »

Move to the place that is best for you...

Everyone I have met seems to LOVE their place...that is the cool part about NH.
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