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Stephanie

Newfields, NH | 2 Review(s)

Resident of New Hampshire since 1994. Self-employed writer.

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North Conway, NH


Low taxes great life in Hale's Location - 4/19/2010
One of New Hampshire’s "unincorporated places," Hale’s Location is next to the ski town/historic village of North Conway NH. Cathedral Ledge (famed for its ice climbing) and White Horse Ledge (with a grand view of the Presidential Range from the top) are its backyard (along with the 800,000 acre White Mountain National Forest with 1200 miles of hiking trails and 48 peaks for climbing.)

New Hampshire has NO state income tax, NO pension tax and NO state sales tax. It is the #1 safest state in the US for the htird year running according to The Crime State Rankings published annually by Washington, D.C.-based CQ Press, the reference and textbook-publishing division of Congressional Quarterly.

The advantages to being a homeowner in Hale’s Location (7 properties currently for sale) are:
• Low taxes -- $3.08/$1000 so the bill for a $500,000 house is $1500.
• Home owner fee ($1700) pays for water, municipal services -- and golf (4 people/houselot)
• Family fee ($300) affords unlimited use of White Mountain Hotel pool, fitness center and special restaurant deals.


New Hampshire, NH


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 PortsmouthPeaceTreaty.com) 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 four glorious seasons, ocean beaches, lakes, mountains, forests (2nd after Maine for coverage), colleges and fresh air.

Consider that Daniel Webster, Robert Frost, Alan Shepherd and Christa McAuliffe, Robert Rogers (of Rogers Rangers), Celia Thaxter, Bode Miller, Steve Tyler and Dr. Seuss all have deep New Hampshire connections and you realize that "Live Free or Die" is a slogan that means more than first meets the eye.
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