South Hooksett 72 Excellent
South Hooksett Livability #30 ranked city in New Hampshire#5,701 ranked city in the USARanks better than 80% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in South Hooksett

  • Crime

    This area boasts a crime rate that is far below the national average, making it a very safe place to live. These crime statistics encompass both property and violent offenses.

  • Employment

    With higher than average median household income, income per capita and lower unemployment rates, this area scores extremely well in the employment category.

  • Housing

    Impressive scores in the housing category characterize this area, potentially attributed to the availability of affordable housing, strong appreciation rates and high home values.

  • Health & Safety

    Accessible health facilities like hospitals, doctors offices, clinics and nursing homes as well as good air quality are all factors that have led to a high score in this category.

  • Ratings

    According to recent surveys and polls, locals had excellent ratings for walkability to nearby amenities, safety, access to public transit and the overall sense of community in the area.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities will be difficult to reach within a short walk, often requiring residents to use a vehicle or public transportation for access.

  • Commute

    Low commute scores could be due to limited access to public transit in this area, as well as longer-than-average work commute times for residents.

  • Cost Of Living

    This area is known for its high cost of living, which means you should anticipate higher costs for everyday goods and services, housing, groceries, and health care.

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What's it like Living in South Hooksett?

Located in the state of New Hampshire, South Hooksett is a smaller city with a population of 5,911 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (89% White). Given that fact, South Hooksett could be considered less diverse than other cities. In South Hooksett, only 50% of people over the age of fifteen are married. This city could be a good option for singles ready to mingle. The average American spends about 26 minutes on their one way commute to work each day. Lower travel times can increase overall happiness and allow for more time to be spent with family and friends. While living in South Hooksett, your commute times will be about average, with a one way commute time of 27 minutes.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in South Hooksett, New Hampshire could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, commute, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in South Hooksett and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare South Hooksett to New Hampshire and the national average.

Using data and statistics South Hooksett has received a livability score of 70 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 78th percentile when compared to all other cities. There are nine total categories that create the livability score. South Hooksett ranks well for crime (A+), employment (A-) and housing (A) South Hooksett does not do well for the following: amenities (F), cost of living (D) and education (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

For home buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they will ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their South Hooksett apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city. A thriving real estate market can also generate strong local economic activity and job creation.

South Hooksett real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in South Hooksett. The median home price for South Hooksett homes is $289,200, which is 20.7% higher than the New Hampshire average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in South Hooksett, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.7, which is 5.7% higher than the New Hampshire average.

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      South Hooksett transportation information

      Statistic South Hooksett New Hampshire National
      Average one way commute27min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work73.0%81.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.1%7.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%0.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.1%2.9%2.8%
      Working from home11.7%6.1%4.6%
      Source: The South Hooksett, NH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).