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Retiree

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Exploratory Trip to New Hampshire
« on: October 21, 2011, 10:56:57 pm »

I am heading to New Hampshire the week of November 14th. I will be in Concord on Monday and Tuesday then Carroll on Wednesday followed by Portsmouth on Thursday and Friday.

Mostly I will be in NH looking for a house, but I would love to attend any free state events that may be going on while I am out there. Look forward to hearing suggestions from everyone!
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Re: Exploratory Trip to New Hampshire
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011, 12:03:02 am »

Enjoy yourself!

Here are some of the calendars of pro-liberty groups in NH, http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=16411.0

Here is one event for sure in Portsmouth
Portsmouth Bi-weekly Liberty Meet-Up Thursday, November 17, 2011, 7:30 PM http://www.meetup.com/nhseacoastliberty/events/pwvsqyppbwb/

As for Concord or even Portsmouth, unless you don't mind highish taxes, are looking to live in a mobile home or are looking to live in a very small house, I don't recommend living in one of those places.
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Re: Exploratory Trip to New Hampshire
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2011, 12:34:33 am »

I will make a point to attend the one on the 17th.

"As for Concord or even Portsmouth, unless you don't mind highish taxes, are looking to live in a mobile home or are looking to live in a very small house, I don't recommend living in one of those places."

I suppose my perspective is a little skewed as most of my professional life I either lived in West Los Angeles or Washington DC. Everyone says Portsmouth is scenic and it is relatively close to larger population centers for medical care and shopping so it seemed like a good option. Though if the town is populated by Taxachusetts ex-pats I might balk. (I am just in Concord for the NH bar swear in, not looking to buy there.)

I grew up in Utah so I am partial to mountains, hence going to Bretton Woods to look there. However, I am concerned it may be too rural for me.

I am not planning to buy anything this trip, just want to get an idea of what is out there and how regions differ. Anywhere else I should add?
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Re: Exploratory Trip to New Hampshire
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011, 09:43:22 am »

Your itinerary is pretty good; you'll see some of the major areas of the state. I recommend you spend a few hours in Manchester also. It's only 20 minutes from Concord. We might be able to arrange some liberty folks, myself included, to meet you for lunch.  We can probably to the same for you to meet some folks in the Concord area if you'd like.

Good luck in your search. The best place to find a house for rent is in Craigslist. You can also check www.nneren.com.  I know some property managers in the Seacoast area (Portsmouth and surroundings) that I can refer you to if you settle on that part of the state.

VisitNH.com has some good information on traveling and touristy things around the state.

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Re: Exploratory Trip to New Hampshire
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2011, 02:48:46 pm »

I will make a point to drive out to Manchester and would be happy to look at some of your listings to get an idea of what is available.

I have mostly been looking on the wsj.com real estate section which has many New Hampshire listings, but may not be an accurate cross section.
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Re: Exploratory Trip to New Hampshire
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2011, 11:10:15 pm »


Good luck in your search. The best place to find a house for rent is in Craigslist. You can also check www.nneren.com.  I know some property managers in the Seacoast area (Portsmouth and surroundings) that I can refer you to if you settle on that part of the state.


Mark, a couple of years ago you mentioned that one of the best deals to rent a house is to rent a beach house in the winter.
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Re: Exploratory Trip to New Hampshire
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2011, 12:22:29 am »

Mark, a couple of years ago you mentioned that one of the best deals to rent a house is to rent a beach house in the winter.

Not a bad idea to rent a beach house through the winter while getting to know the area. I will look into that. Many Thanks!!!
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Re: Exploratory Trip to New Hampshire
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2011, 05:09:11 am »

I'll post the run down I put together for the family of 7 coming, so you'll have the info.

Yes! I'd take a drive up highway 1A, along the seacoast (nice views!),



then take a walk around Portsmouth (lots of great pubs and restaurants).





There are boat tours out to the The Isles of Shoals, if you're interested

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeBUQmkknHU

There's diving/snorkeling there

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx6DiqkYVpU

Or, if you like history, there's Strawbery Banke Museum.

http://www.strawberybanke.org/

I'd also check out lake Winnipesaukee -- a cruise on the Mt. Washington (the boat), is always fun.

http://www.cruisenh.com/index.php

As far as Mt. Washington (the mountain) goes, there's a famous auto road that climbs it, with great views

http://mtwashingtonautoroad.com/

 -- or take the cog railway.

http://www.thecog.com/

The Kankamangus highway is also quite famous

http://www.kancamagushighway.com/

I'd check out Manch, Nashua, and Keene too, if you have time.

Manchester:


Nashua:


Keene:

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Re: Exploratory Trip to New Hampshire
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2011, 06:24:28 am »


I grew up in Utah so I am partial to mountains, hence going to Bretton Woods to look there. However, I am concerned it may be too rural for me.

I am not planning to buy anything this trip, just want to get an idea of what is out there and how regions differ. Anywhere else I should add?
Speaking from ignorance :) you might look for an intelligent report on Plymouth.
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Re: Exploratory Trip to New Hampshire
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2011, 07:55:45 pm »

Just wanted to thank everyone who helped make my trip up north so enjoyable. Looking forward to heading back soon!
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