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Best Places To Live In New Hampshire 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score82
  • Hanover, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,482
  • Behold Hanover, home to Dartmouth College (please bow, this is an Ivy League School) located in the middle of Hanover, NH. Hanover and the surrounding areas (Lyme, Etna) are nice towns if you have the
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  • Portsmouth, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,458
  • What a town! If you haven’t been to our lovely city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, let me be the first to welcome you to this beautiful gem. Located in the gorgeous New England region of Northeastern
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  • Durham, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,666
  • Durham, New Hampshire is the perfect location for those with a true love of nature and the great outdoors. One great place to get a glimpse of this is in the Stolworthy Wildlife Sanctuary! You truly feel
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  • Hampton, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,542
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  • Londonderry, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,049
  • I underwent an incredible experience while living in Londonderry New Hampshire. The city is a part of Rockingham County. Londonderry is north of Manchester New Hampshire. The town is famous for its apple
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  • Exeter, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,022
  • as a long time resident I h ave watched the phillips exeter acadamy destroy quality of life with the on going contruction, with the town fathers giving our roads away to pea. there are 5 road closures
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  • Hudson, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,961
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  • Dover, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,750
  • I’ve lived in Dover, NH my entire life. Also known as the Garrison City, we have over 30,000 residents living in our city making us the largest in New Hampshire’s Seacoast region. We offer some of the
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  • South Hooksett, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,958
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  • Milford, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,136
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  • Nashua, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 87,279
  • Trash removal awful, all night parties unchecked, parking awful, credit card #'s lifted and food poisoning and objects in food (piece of thin metal at Italian restaurant on Daniel Webster highway). Folks
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  • Pinardville, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,110
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  • Keene, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,537
  • Keene is a great little spot in southern New Hampshire. I love living here, especially during the winter. If you enjoy winter sports and especially skiing, you'll like it too. There are a bunch of great
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  • Derry, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,392
  • I moved here from Atlanta Georgia to have a safe, educationally oriented environment to raise my daughter. It has been a wonderful experience these last 16
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  • Concord, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,634
  • The memory of our stay in Concord, NH still brings a smile to my face. Concord appeared to be a clean and well maintained community. Beyond the breathtaking scenery was a quaintness which had a timeless
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  • Lebanon, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,528
  • It's good someone is realizing that Lebanon and the UV are so over themselves it is hilarious. This is a place in the middle of nowhere, and the town is basically a wanna be gentrified mill town.
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  • Newmarket, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,597
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  • Suncook, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,171
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  • Claremont, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,022
  • Claremont is the redneck armpit of New Hampshire. If you want to live in the bowels of MAGAt town this is the place for you. Do you like seeing Confederate flags flying from your neighbors flag pole and
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  • Rochester, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,052
  • Rochester, New Hampshire, not to get it confused with the many others, is just a beautiful place to live. It’s honestly just right for someone looking for a place that offers the best of small town
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  • Somersworth, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,756
  • Living in Somersworth, NH is just, simply put, average. Besides our education which is super awful according to the test scores from the schools in our area, the great choice of restaurants, coffee
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  • Berlin, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,154
  • In my opinion rural North Country living (such as Berlin) offers the best quality of life and balance found anywhere. Berlin is home to some of the most genuine and authentic people I have been
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  • Franklin, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,440
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  • Manchester, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 110,231
  • Manchester used to be a great place to live now it is corrupt with drugs and crime. the police are everywhere and its not safe. I have been gone a year and when i went to visit it looked dirty and the
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  • Laconia, NH
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,171
  • There's some pretty nice shops in downtown like Concord area. There's some really good vape shops that teach kids not to smoke. There's a lot of food options and shopping options. It's all close and

New Hampshire: The Granite State

More than 1.3 million people call New Hampshire home, and it's not surprising. New Hampshire's traditions, culture, and history date back to the 18th-century. New Hampshire was one of the country's original thirteen colonies. However, Abenaki and Penacook Indian tribes inhabited the region before European settlers arrived. Charming, small towns, and seven distinct tourism regions draw visitors from all over the world to one of the country's smaller states. Tourism areas in New Hampshire include Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee, Great North Woods, Lakes Region, Merrimack Valley, Monadnock Region, Seacoast, and the White Mountains.

New Hampshire is located on the east (Atlantic Ocean) coast of the U.S. New Hampshire is bordered by the states of Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean, and to the north, the Canadian Province of Quebec. The capital of the state is Concord. Manchester is New Hampshire's largest city and the largest in northern New England. Manchester, the 10th largest city in New England, is consistently named as one of the most affordable and livable cities in the country and is one of the best cities in which to launch a business. Concord, the Merrimack County seat, last recorded a population of more than 42,000.

The diverse geography of New Hampshire ranges from the White Mountains and Mount Washington in the north and central portion of the state, to the Seacoast region on the Atlantic Ocean. New Hampshire has the distinction of having the shortest coastline of any state, with only 18 miles. New Hampshire's climate is warm and humid in the summer, with wet, cold winters. Rainfall is pretty consistent all year. Temperatures along the southeastern coast of the state are usually more moderate than other areas during the winter. Although New England is known for its Nor'easters, most of the storms hit southern New England and move inland. Energy consumption in New Hampshire is among the lowest in the country, and energy use by residents is low due to the comfortable temperatures during the summer months.

Cuisine in New Hampshire is as diverse as its regions, from freshly caught seafood at coastal restaurants, craft beers, cider, and local wines, to maple syrup and melt-in-your-mouth maple sugar candies from gift shops in the mountains, there's something for every taste. There's nothing like a foliage trip through the White Mountains in autumn or to the summit of Mount Washington on the Cog Railway. Productions at summer theater companies and museums and are among the best in the country, and there's an abundance of galleries and art colonies.

With so many great cities and diverse neighborhoods, it's not easy to choose a place to live when you're moving to New Hampshire. To start your search for the best places, these are some of our choices for the best places to live in New Hampshire. To customize your list, you can search within a specific area, by home or apartment costs, population, and the metrics that are important including cost of living, employment, education, amenities, weather, or crime statistics.