New Hampshire Attractions April 09, 2018
8 Small Towns In New Hampshire Where You’ll Want To Settle Down For Good
People all over the country – and world – dream of moving to New Hampshire for the mountains, the sea, and the old-fashioned New England charm. Many of us living here have a similar dream – to live in the New Hampshire of our mind’s eye, where the rivers and trees are plentiful, the snow blankets quiet fields, and everyone knows their neighbors. Sadly, that just isn’t the case in plenty of cities and suburbs. But if that’s what you dream of, check out these 8 towns – you might just find yourself perusing the real estate listings.
1. New London
This town of under 5,000 is home to Colby Sawyer College, as well as great public schools and fantastic restaurants and shopping. It's also located perfectly for all sorts of outdoor activities.
2. Sugar Hill
If your idea of a perfect life in New Hampshire involves getting away from it all, Sugar Hill is the place to be. With under 600 residents, you won't have many distractions to take your focus away from the beautiful scenery (especially when the lupines bloom each June!)
With around 15,000 residents, Exeter offers a great combination of history and modern-day conveniences. From wandering the campus of Philips Exeter to shopping downtown, you'll find plenty to do here.
You may think of Meredith as a vacation town, but it's an absolutely amazing place to live year-round. Obviously, it's absolutely stunning, and it's 6300 residents enjoy a wonderful quality of life all year round. Why not make this your permanent home, instead of just your vacation home?
Amherst is home to around 12,00 people who enjoy fantastic schools and beautiful scenery. There's a real sense of community here that you're sure to love.
Peterborough has a mere 3,100 residents, but more than enough charm to sustain a far larger population. It's also home to the
oldest public library
in the world!
If you want to live in a quintessential American small town, Hollis is for you. Events like Old Home Days and the annual Strawberry Festival build a strong sense of community in this small town – it's a far cry from your standard suburb.
This town of about 6,000 sits right on the edge of the White Mountains, so it's perfect for outdoorsy types. It also has one of the most charming downtowns you could ask for.
Thinking of moving farther north? These
restaurants in the Great North Woods prove that you can find amazing food anywhere in the Granite State.