New Hampshire Reviews

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New Hampshire is a northeastern state known for its scenic mountains, quaint towns, and small-town charm. It has a diverse landscape ranging from coastal beaches to the famous White Mountains. As a popular tourist destination and home to many colleges and universities, New Hampshire has a population of 1.36 million people. Here are some user reviews from to get a better understanding of what it's like to live in this particular place.

According to user "Sarah" who has lived in New Hampshire for 8 years, "The natural beauty of this state is unbeatable. From hiking in the White Mountains to fishing in the lakes, there's always something to do outdoors." She also mentions the friendly and welcoming community, saying, "People here are genuinely nice and always willing to lend a helping hand."

Another user, "John," who moved to New Hampshire for a job opportunity, says, "The cost of living here is reasonable compared to other northeastern states. However, the property taxes can be quite high." He also adds, "The public schools are excellent and there are plenty of opportunities for higher education."

On the other hand, "Jennifer" expresses her dissatisfaction with the state's lack of diversity. She says, "As a person of color, I often feel out of place here. There is a serious lack of diversity and inclusivity in New Hampshire." She also mentions the harsh winter weather as a downside, saying, "The winters here can be very long and brutal at times."

Lastly, "Michael," who has moved to New Hampshire with his family, praises the quality of life in this state. He states, "The low crime rates, good schools, and beautiful scenery make it a great place to raise a family." He also notes the state's close proximity to Boston and other major cities, saying, "It's a great location for those who want to be close to bigger cities but still have a peaceful and safe place to live."

In conclusion, New Hampshire offers a unique and diverse living experience, as evident from these user reviews. While its natural beauty and friendly community are highly praised, the state does have its drawbacks such as high property taxes and lack of diversity. Overall, it seems to be a great place to live, especially for those who enjoy the outdoors and a slower-paced lifestyle.

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Pros and Cons - NH is OK - 12/13/2019
I have lived in 6 other states all over the country, making New Hampshire my 7th. I've been here for about two and a half years. Like everywhere else, there are good things and bad things about NH.

Pros are that it really is a beautiful place. Aside from Washington and Colorado, I'd say NH is the most beautiful state in the country. Lakes, mountains, beaches... it's all within an hour drive. Boston is close too, which is a pro and a con! The colors of fall are really stunning. If you are an outdoorsy person, you will never get bored in NH. Other pros include no state income tax and no sales tax on most things, which is a big help at the checkout line at the grocery store. It's a relatively safe state outside of inner-city Manchester. Plenty of outlet malls and decent shopping. Within an 8-10 hour drive of some of the country's largest cities like Boston, NYC, and Philly, yet there are plenty of rural places to escape to if you're tired of people.

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Cold but great. - 11/6/2018
I've been living here my whole life, so I guess I don't have much to compare it to, but here's my opinion: New Hampshire is beautiful, I love the seasons and the leaves (when I was younger I didn't even know that the leaves didn't change colour everywhere, I figured it out on a vacation), and even though the winters may be harsh, you still find a way to have the best time. (I probably wouldn't have taken up ice skating if I didn't live in New England). Even if you're not here for the weather, there are still tons of things I enjoy about New Hampshire. Growing up was a blast, I may have not liked school very much, but I did get a great education (and I went to college not too far from home).

I loved my community and how much time I spent at events downtown. I remember how every year we (used to) go to the pumpkin fest as a family and in the weeks before, we would carve as many pumpkins as we could, to try to beat the world record of jack o' lantern's lit at the same time. Read More

suzy - 2/2/2017
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Low Crime - 2/16/2016
Nice place to live and raise Read More

Snow - 2/28/2015
Snow iis not a surprise. NH ihas four seasons and each one compliments the natyral beauty of yhis Read More

New Hampshire quality of life - 12/9/2011
No state income tax, few / rare natural disasters (forest fires, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc) and accessible outdoor recreation make the area Read More

New Hampshire a Nice Place to Live - 2/26/2011
NH offers a diversity that you don't find in many areas of the country. You have lakes, mountains, the ocean, you're never too far away from any of them at any one time. New York City is 4 hours away, Boston can be reached in 2 hours from virtually any populated area of the state. As a native in his early 50's, I'm pining for less intense winters, otherwise this is a great state to raise a family, or to retire to if you like winter Read More

Move elsewhere - 2/23/2011
While New Hampshire is a beautiful state and has everything to offer it is not a place to buy a home unless you are wealthy and can afford to live off the interest of your investments.
The property taxes are outrageous because we do not have a state or sales tax.
The home owners support the state, period!

Vehicle registrations are ridiculous too and you don't have to have automotive insurance...That's right, your not required to carry it unless you get popped for OUI or get into an accident.
Because of this the ones who elect to have automotive insurance pay high premiums and if they get hit by an uninsured motorist, you'll be covered for your injuries but you wont be able to sue your insurance company for life long injuries because of the accident because the laws wont let you sue your insurance company! So if you lose a limb or a loved one, your loss, in the mean time the one who hit you is now obligated to carry automotive insurance.

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New Hampshire life - 7/26/2010
The quality of life in New Hampshire is true New England. People are friendly, once they get to know you, and one feels safe most of the time. The winters can be severe but the Autumn is beautiful beyond description. Read More

The New Hampshire Advantage - 3/22/2010
I've lived in NH for 16 years. New Hampshire real estate taxes may not all be ideal -- but we have NO state income tax, NO sales tax and one of the highest safety ratings (crime rate is #47 of 50 states) in the country. Named in the CNBC rankings of "top states for doing business" as #1 for quality of life (#5 for education; #9 for business-friendly).

New Hampshire was the first to perform an outright act of insurrection in December 1774, was the first after John Hancock to sign the Declaration of Independence and -- as the 9th, majority-producing, state to ratify the Constitution was "the state that made us a nation."

We still have the first-in-the-nation Presidential Primary, are the only state to help an American President win a Nobel Peace Prize (see and allow citizens to own and carry guns. Our state legislature is the largest -- which gives us an effective ratio of 1 legislator for every 3000 or so citizens New Hampshire has Read More


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