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What do you think of Milford as a town?
« on: October 17, 2010, 11:35:33 am »

I'm researching NH towns and Milford seems like a nice place. It's fairly large for an NH town and close to Boston, but are there many liberty activists in the area? I want to hear from people who are living there.
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Re: What do you think of Milford as a town?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010, 08:26:44 am »

Milford is a nice town.  I almost bought a house there (got one in Mason instead).  It's close to shopping, and a quick jaunt up 101 to Manchester, or down 101a to Nashua.  It's a good hour to hour and a half from Boston though.  It's also not too far from the western NH areas like Peterborugh and Keene.
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Re: What do you think of Milford as a town?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2010, 11:22:59 pm »

Would you know if Milford is part of the "Boston run-off" area of NH?
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Re: What do you think of Milford as a town?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2010, 08:21:20 am »

Nice town, hate their downtown rotary....
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Re: What do you think of Milford as a town?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2010, 12:55:31 pm »

I don't know anyone living in Milford, but it wins on convenience. There are a ton of towns like it, where you can get to job/shopping/nightlife without having to live in a city.

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Re: What do you think of Milford as a town?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2010, 08:14:15 am »

There aren't many of "us" in Milford, but you're close to all the action:  25 mins to Manchester, 20 to Nashua, 45 to Keene. 
The Republican State Reps there are very good.
There is a 24 hour diner in downtown Milford FWIW.

If you plan to purchase a home, I can help.  Send me a PM with what you are looking for.

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Re: What do you think of Milford as a town?
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2010, 09:59:44 am »

I'm researching NH towns and Milford seems like a nice place. It's fairly large for an NH town and close to Boston, but are there many liberty activists in the area? I want to hear from people who are living there.

No, I only know of James in Milford.
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Re: What do you think of Milford as a town?
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2011, 09:29:27 am »

I'm in Milford.  It's a great location.  The location makes it perfect for job hunting because you can look to Manch, Nashua, Peterborough, and even Mass :( for jobs, and they are all within a reasonable commute time.  Believe it or not there is a little bit of nightlife.  They have four bars on the rotary, I know at least two of them are open til 1am every night.  The 24hour diner is convenient but it's nothing to brag about.  They also have a charity casino that has poker, blackjack, roulette, and a bar/restaurant.  I don't see too much Mass. runoff here.  Mainly I see locals who have lived here their whole life. 

I know Jack is in Milford, and I think he has met some locals who we would consider fsp friendly.
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Re: What do you think of Milford as a town?
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2011, 12:21:55 pm »

Milford is a really cool.. :D . I have gone there since i was a child. I don't know about current situation.
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Re: What do you think of Milford as a town?
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2011, 01:16:53 am »

Milford has everything you really need and is close enough to go out in Nashua, Manch. or Peterborough if you don't hit the local restaurants or clubs. It's called Granite Town because it has 22 quarries within the city limits. Lots of Italians moved here from quarry towns in Italy like Carrera. They quarried a lot of the stone for NYC buildings - it's probably not the big industry now. There's a very high-end foundry company (Hitchener) that makes all the rocker arms for BMW and a big wire and cable company (Hendrix) - those are the 2 big factories. There's a small brewer (Pennichuck), some Mexican food (it's not closed after all James), a real nice town green surrounded by friendly merchants around the oval (that's what they call it, even though it's triangular now - it was oval in the old days), an artisan bakery, the largest musical instrument string marketer in the world (juststrings.com), a few martial arts studios, several motorcycle shops (one or 2 build custom Harleys), one M/C gang (Milford and Co. - I haven't seen any of them in ages - probably too old to ride now :) ). It's a real comfy place to live, whether you're working here or commuting. I can show you around when you want to see things on the ground.
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