Why Move to New Hampshire

If you’re in the market for a new home, now is the time and New Hampshire is the place.  New Hampshire boasts a very stable economy and forecasts predict more of the same.  New Hampshire has a lot going for it and it just keeps getting better.

The Granite State has it all: the ocean, the mountains, thick forests and a rich history that spans over 350 years since the first settlement on the NH coastline.  The Atlantic Ocean buffers the state’s coast and a total of eight towns proudly call themselves “seaside communities”: Seabrook, Hampton Falls, Hampton, North Hampton, Rye, New Castle, Portsmouth and Newington.  The seasonal, action-filled sandy beaches of Hampton and Seabrook attract sun-worshipers from all over.  To the north the White Mountain National Forest offers some of the most breathtaking scenery east of the Mississippi and New Hampshire’s own Mount Washington is not only New England’s highest point but the spot where the highest wind on Earth was ever recorded: 231 miles per hour.  The string of ragged peaks known as the Presidential Mountain Range is a sight to behold as is the naturally carved gorges of The Flume and The Basin.  The rocky outcropping known far and wide as The Old Man Of The Mountain unfortunately collapsed in 2003.  The beautiful state of NH is home to hundreds of clean and clear rivers and streams and more ponds and lakes than you could fish in a lifetime.  If you are one to enjoy nature’s beauty, New Hampshire is the place for you.

While New Hampshire is a beautiful state in so many ways, there are many other more practical reasons for living in the state.  The real estate market in NH has not followed the national average which has been up and down, for the past fifteen years.  New Hampshire’s market has grown significantly over the past two decades and looks to continue this pattern.  It is unlikely that the house you buy today will be of less value next year.  With more and more people moving to New Hampshire, the demand for housing just keeps going up – and for good reason.  New Hampshire is a wonderful state to live in.

New Hampshire is one of only four states in the nation NOT to impose a general sales tax on its population.  That’s something worth repeating:  There is no sales tax in NH.  The state generates tax income in other ways, like through cigarette taxes, highway tolls (only four throughout the state), business taxation and property taxes.  Many out-of-staters cross over the state line to purchase their groceries, gasoline, alcohol and cigarettes.  All of these items are less expensive without the typically standard 5%-8% sales tax tacked on.  

Jobs are in plentiful supply in New Hampshire with an unemployment rate consistently lower than the national average.  Also, New Hampshire’s job growth rate exceeds the national average, so employment is generally easy to find in the state.  With a strong job market and stable, yet diversified economy, investing in New Hampshire real estate is a smart, safe move.  If you’re thinking about bringing your business to the state, you should.  From service-oriented businesses like plumbing and HVAC to manufacturing and food services to construction trades and high-tech, it’s all a welcome addition to the available services and businesses found here in New Hampshire.  New Hampshire’s State Department does all it can to make the transition or development of a NH business as simple and straightforward as possible.

Education is of prime importance when considering a real estate purchase, particularly if you have or plan to have school age children in the home.  The New Hampshire public school system is second to none with most schools offering pre-school and kindergarten classes to younger children.  The dropout rate in NH is lower than the national average and the state is proactively developing incentives to keep teens in school.  Adult education is very important to New Hampshire residents and the sheer number of colleges in this small state testifies to that fact.  These include Dartmouth College, Hesser College, University of NH, Plymouth State University, Keene State College, Southern NH University, Franklin Pierce College and literally dozens more.  With public grants and funding assistance available locally as well as federally, there’s no excuse for not continuing your education in the intelligent state of New Hampshire.

“Live Free Or Die” is the Granite State’s motto.  New Hampshire residents love their state, and with good reason.  All the natural beauty they could want is right here, from the Purple Mountain’s Majesty to the salty ocean air.  Its tumultuous history dotted with historic figures such as Franklin Pierce, Daniel Webster and Josiah Bartlett, New Hampshire has grown with a quiet dignity.  NH has also been home to such notable inhabitants as poet Robert Frost, singer Steven Tyler, writer Dan Brown, editor Horace Greely, teacher and astronaut Christa McAuliffe, astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., actor and comedian Adam Sandler and inventor Dean Kamen.   There’s never been a shortage of diversified talent in New Hampshire.

This incredible state could be your home as well.  All it takes to get the ball rolling is one call to Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987.  At Bean Group we live in, know and love the Granite State.  We’re here to answer any question you have about our state and all the wonderful communities within.   From Alton to Atkinson, from Whitefield to Windham, we’ve got the state covered and we look forward to speaking with you about it.  Call us today and take the first step in making your New Hampshire dreams a reality.

Jim Miller is a full time full service licensed Realtor® in the Southern New Hampshire area with Bean Group and has many years of experience buying and selling New Hampshire Real Estate

Contact Jim direct at 603-801-3987

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